Then, I push myself to eat better and exercise. Those first few days are an adjustment, but eventually my whole mood changes. I have more energy, and I feel motivated to accomplish things. I enjoy practicing, reading, recording and accomplishing things.
So, what causes me to lose that pep in my step and go back into the lazy slump? How can I stay on track and stay motivated. Everyone is searching for the answers to those questions.
For me, the answer seems to be keeping diligent in my personal devotion time with God. When I allow that time to suffer, I find that the other areas of my life are more susceptible to the downward cycle. When I diligently pursue private time with God, motivation and self-discipline become more accessible. You'd think that I would remember this point and never allow my private time to suffer. Unfortunately, I'm human and very forgetful.
That's why I need the support of friends and family who are like-minded. My wife and I have been meeting once a week with another couple over the last six months, and it has revolutionized our Christian walk. We worship, pray and study the Word together. We call each other through the week and support each other through the hard times. I haven't felt this alive in quite some time. Thank you God for the joy of knowing You, and for the friends that you have blessed me with.