transacting yourself and burnout

I own my body. My body will move if I MOVE IT.

Unless you want to push, pull yourself, you need to WANT TO MOVE.



How does a person WANT TO MOVE?



First you need to know the person. You need to practice awareness and curiosity If you really see and listen to yourself you will show and tell yourself everything you need to know about what MOVES you.


People move because certain forces act on them or in them.

The forces that influence people's movement are EMOTIONS (Energy for motion). People are moved or they move their body to do something by the emotion created by the motivators to move.

Motives become MOTIVATORS and create Energy for MOTION (emotion)

If a motive is relevant, meaningful or pleasurable for a person it creates a feeling/emotion. What is relevant, meaningful or pleasurable for a person depends on:

- the context

- the moment

- the person in the context and the moment


So, in order for a motive to become a motivator and create a feeling (a force) we need to bring awareness about the relevance, meaning or sensations the motive creates in ourselves.


In doing this you need to bring awareness to HOW IT FEELS when that motive is present or absent. This is really important: It is about imagining the EXPERIENCE a you will have when you do something and how you will feel.


There are two types of feelings that can move a person:

- a distant feeling (how I will feel in the future, after I am done)

- a present feeling (how I will feel when I actually do something)


A distant feeling acts on desire to get or to avoid something. It is what we call transactional motivation. I MOVE now to get something or to avoid something after I stop moving. It is where I exchange the MOVEMENT for a feeling I will get once the MOVEMENT was performed.

I can move out of the desire (the feeling of desire) to feel what I am going to feel when I get a reward or what I am going to feel if I avoid losing a reward or avoid a cost. It is doing A to get B. The rewards could be salary, promotion, a fit body, approval or recognition, access to something, a certification, and so on)


I can move out of the desire (the feeling of desire) to "not feel bad". This is called "emotional blackmail". I move so I don't feel negative emotions now or if I didn't move. I transact movement for absence of negative feelings (shame, guilt, disappointment, disgust, anger, fear, envy and so on). It is not that I will feel good after I move, it is that I won't feel bad.