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  • I had not thought about it until now. Maybe exercise.

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  • There's a few for me
    - Weekends / time away with family in our touring caravan
    - Playing guitar
    - Running
    all play their part in different ways
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  • Taking my dog out for a walk in the countryside. I'm lucky I live in a small village with countryside and public footpaths close by. He loves going to the woods and chasing squirrels. 

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  • Coffee!

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  • Playing/Hosting D&D games at the end & start of the week, gets me through.

    That, and my new found passion for Blender 3D art creation.

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  • CooperJS1 wrote:

    Coffee!

    You, sir, are correct.

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  • A nice long drive in the country (before the fuel prices got out of control)

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  • Writing and game modding. That, and my cat yowling for me to get up.

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  • CooperJS1 wrote:

    Coffee!

    No way!

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  • Wouldn't this be the same/related to the previous topic?

    https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/2358444-what-do-you-geek-out-about

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  • Coffee, Food, Lifting weights, weekends. 

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  • I have a feeling of déjà vu...

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  • Capturing a unique closeup image.

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  • Gaming

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  • Dogs and I share something in common: we can both be food-motivated 😂

    Creating and building things, whether tangible or intangible.  Could be a new piece of music, or the instrument that makes that music.  Could be a new thing in the workshop where I build the guitars that create the music.  Or acquiring the tool that assembles the workbench where I build the guitars that create the music.

    (this is turning into one of those "Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" or "The House that Jack Built" type of chants...)

    See?  That was a bit of creative outlet there!

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  • Test4Echo wrote:

    Writing and game modding. That, and my cat yowling for me to get up.

    I agree with writing.  I am using it as a cathartic outlet.

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  • Coming home to my fur baby demanding cuddles and skritches

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  • I really enjoy my weekend and disconnecting from society. Sometimes I'll reward myself by going and getting a nice meal or getting a new game. Once or twice a year I make it a point to get a "big" purchase relative to my income. This may be upgrading the TV, getting a grill, or something of the sort. I enjoy cooking, reading, gaming, and touring the local breweries. A great example with the 4th of July coming up is I absolutely love fireworks so I splurge on fireworks and go out to the family farm and put on a good show. 

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  • Who doesn't love some C.T. Fletcher for some motivation.

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  • Working out and listening to amazing music. Then coming home to a good healthy meal, and hours of video games and rest. 
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  • Currently it is my daughter who will turn 2 this week. She bring me such great joy that I never thought I could ever have. 

    Before her, it would have been about 5 of those.

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  • Spiceworks Swag (hint hint)

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  • reading a good book on my Kindle

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  • A ride with my mountain bike :-)

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  • My Faith (Christian) and my family. 

    When everything else goes away that's all you'll have left. 

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  • My family is what motivates me. My sister, brother and I share an apartment together. We have been living together for nearly our whole lives. We depend on each other since my dad moved out to Arizona and my Mom moved to Northern Illinois. We constantly challenge each other to be better human beings and bring out the best in ourselves. Wouldn't be where I am today without my brother and sister.

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  • Walk with my pet

    Playing guitar (im in a blusy jazzy mood;D)

    Exercise, lifting weights

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  • My number one motivation is Jesus Christ! Without Him I would literally have no motivation in life. I struggled with chronic laziness when I was young and would be nowhere without His transformation in my life. other than that it's my family and joy of helping others.

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  • Cars, gaming and taking photos of things (even though I'm the type who occasionally gets a lucky great shot rather than being consistently great at it)

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  • I voted: Other

    My motivation that isn't work related: Vacation (or time off)

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  • Riding my bicycle towards the gym , working out with weights there and come back watch the sunset and have a great post workout meal and the I feel tired to have a great rest to wake up more fresh then before.

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  • Creating a stained glass project and gifting it to make some one smile

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  • Writing/Hoisting/Running tabletop games. 

    Finishing the second draft of that manuscript. (It will happen... someday)

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  • Food, definitely! And not to forget a fine wine to compliment it. Just thinking about what I'm going to cook and what wine would be the best companion to it can get me through a boring afternoon with repetitive work.

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  • Alwyn (SWZD) wrote:

    Making someone else happy / helping others - (Your vote)

    I really don't want my wife nagging me to get things done so I do them to make her happy (and nag-free), thus, hopefully, leading to a happy life.

    ... I'm still waiting.

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  • My wife, my pets, and my sailboat.

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  • In the weekend I treat myself to a luxurious breakfast, but most of all I like to play with my little cat. When I have more free time a bit of gaming or a good book to read.

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  • A good looking blond...

    Alwyn (SWZD) wrote:

    Hike with a Geek day is today (June 20th), a day to celebrate getting outside and away from the grind for a while.

    Sometimes it's hard to take time away because we're so caught up in work, so I thought I would ask all of you what gets you motivated *other* than work?

    Is it the dream of seeing the sunrise at the top of the mountain, the thrill of catching a shiny Pokemon, or the reward you are going to give yourself when you get back from your jog?

    Whether it is writing, gaming, hiking, camping, geocaching, or LARPing in the park, why do you do what you do? :)

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  • Working in a scientific field, I want my free time to be as not scientific as possible.

    So I gravitate toward things like music (lots of concerts), movies (now that the theaters are open again), the theater (regular trips to NYC and Broadway), really good food (not necessarily adventurous rather cooking done with respect for the ingredients), and gardening (yes it IS scientific, I concede that point).

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  • Definitely coffee.
    In the words of a wise man and a hell of a Zombie Killer. You have to enjoy the little thing's.

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  • I really like exercising at the gym lately, even though it's generally late at night. I enjoy the feeling of becoming a little stronger and pushing a little extra each time to improve my endurance. It's not much but it's good for the body & mind.

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  • Training for a half marathon or 5K always get me excited.

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  • I refuse to spend my lunch hour actually eating lunch, and use it take a country cruise instead.  I love to drive, and love to get out in the middle of nowhere, and that time is used for whatever I need, whether it be to clear my head or to just think through a problem.  Either way, I (typically) come back refreshed and ready to tackle the rest of the afternoon.  And, no, gas prices have not made me give up this activity (yet)!

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  • As a photographer, I get motivated by the opportunity to see the world and capture small slices of it. I spent most of last Saturday in Michigan's Thumb area enjoying the sunshine and beautiful scenery.

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  • I still have the love of photography and being able to capture the beauty of the world. Whether it’s the mountains, forest, oceanside, or even the cities we live in.
    Next week I’m heading to Utqiagvik, Alaska, it’s the northern-most town in the US.

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  • The four major food groups.

    Caffeine

    Nicotine

    Alcohol

    Grease

    😁

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  • I’m a craftsman primarily working with wood.
    Doing things with my family.
    Kayaking.
    And, single barrel Bourbon neat.

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  • What gets ME motivated that ISN'T work related

    TBH, it is ONLY work I need motivation for

    if I am away from work, anything, including doing nothing, makes me a happy boy

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  • Rambler wrote:

    What gets ME motivated that ISN'T work related

    TBH, it is ONLY work I need motivation for

    if I am away from work, anything, including doing nothing, makes me a happy boy

    While not 100% me, it's pretty close since I had a forced change of employer - same job, same office, but employed by a different company with a very different "corporate culture".  It was not a positive change.

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