How Building a Garden Box Created Motivation

coaching motivation Apr 24, 2021

As I watched my husband measure the wood, cut, piece together, and hammer our new garden box, I was motivated by his work. He took scraps of wood that we had tucked away in the rafters of our oversized garage and created a very utilitarian garden box that would save our backs for summers to come.


My biggest motivation from observing him was that we often overlook the tools we already have to start a project. Prior to him building the garden box, I had searched the internet to see if we could buy a few pre-made garden boxes or kits for garden boxes. I instantly received sticker shock! 


We are not trying to break our bank to grow some veggies!


My husband decided to be resourceful and look around at what we already had available. We already had enough wood to make a single large garden box about 7 feet long and 40 inches wide.


No, it’s not super fancy, but it will get the job done!


The same approach can be taken towards tackling other projects too.


If you want to workout to stay fit or lose weight, you don’t need fancy equipment or a gym membership. These are nice to have but not necessarily a requirement. You CAN stay fit and lose weight with a pair of good-fitting shoes and body weight exercises like walking, running, push-ups, squats, lunges, and bicep curls with jugs of water. 


If you want to eat healthier, you don’t have to make recipes with ingredients you’ve never heard of or that cost you double your typical budget. Beans and rice are a completely nutritious meal, very inexpensive, and can be mixed with different herbs and spices so your taste buds don’t get bored.


You don’t have to have fancy workout clothes to stay fit.

You don’t have to buy gourmet foods to eat healthy.


You CAN look at what you already have available to you and get started today with reaching your goals!


Avoid making excuses and sabotaging your start towards greatness.


Are you where you want to be right now with your finances?

Do you weigh your ideal weight?

Do you look and feel the way you want?


If you aren’t answering “Yes” to all three of these questions, then you are telling yourself “No” to you!


Look in the mirror right now and believe that you can make a difference.

Look in the mirror right now and tell yourself that you were created to do great things.

Look around you and choose from the resources you already have available.


Lace up your shoes and go for a 10 minute walk.

Choose the banana in the fruit bowl instead of the bag of chips in the pantry.

Text a friend and ask to be accountability partners.


My husband built a garden box.

What are you going to build next for you?

To Your Best Health,

Dr. Jeanette


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