by B. Imei Hsu, BSN-RN, MAC-LMHC, Artist
Having collaborated closely with clients seeking to work through challenges involving significant weight loss and lifestyle change, decreasing the frequency and intensity of dysfunctional and harmful behaviors of self-harm, and building new pathways of managing the disarming symptoms of depression and anxiety, finding motivation for change and growth is a hot topic. People pay top dollar to attend workshops on the subject; they place themselves in challenging situations to test their resolve; they gather together in self-help and interest groups to find support. You might be looking to tap your own motivation for a big project or change, such as starting your own business, or making a significant lifestyle change. What does it take to find motivation for your life’s biggest challenges, especially if things aren’t going your way, or the road to success is long?