Inactivity is more than just being lazy, it’s addictive and destructive. Quitting or taking the easy way out is seductive. Being inactive is a choice we are making for ourselves, a choice we have the power to change.
It’s the hard choices in life that are the most meaningful and the most rewarding. Start small and push yourself to accomplish little objectives every day, as starting with major life changes will too often end in failure due to the enormous commitment required.
Set goals that are achievable for you right now, build momentum by completing progressively bigger ones. Don’t be afraid to take time to rest and recharge so that you can avoid burnout.
Dr. Seligman came up with the PERMA model as part of his field of Positive Psychology, it is outlined below. This model for flourishing is explained further in this video from Oregon State University.
This series is available free for download in PDF format and includes activities for more engaged learning: Motivation