Inspiration. When it’s gone, we find ourselves in a place of “stuckness”. We all want it, crave it and want to wake up feeling it. What do you do when you’ve lost the love and feeling?
Here are a list of ways I find and keep inspiration in my own life, in the hopes that they may help you, too!
1. Do something that makes you happy. There is a quote that says, “If we look at the world with a love of life, the world will reveal its beauty to us” (Daisaku Ikeda). When you can change your mood and mindset to positivity instead of feeling down, depressed and uninspired, you open yourself up to new thoughts and ideas that will help you take a step forward. Feeling joy again through what makes you happy will give you the jolt you need to feel joy and find your inspiration.
2. Dance to upbeat music. When is the last time you danced – like the crazy one man/woman show in the bathroom dance? Moving your body to dance has incredible benefits! According to the Harvard School of Medicine, dance, has such beneficial effects on the brain that it is now being used to treat people with Parkinson’s disease. Neurologically, moving your body to rhythm benefits your brain and shifts your mood. Dancing releases endorphins in your brain which results in a feeling of “runners high”. When you feel good, you send out positive vibes that come back to you.
3. Start a Gratitude Journal. For the next 30 days, write down 3 things you are grateful for and why. This will help you to readjust your attitude and help you to remember the great things in your life. Ariana Huffington states “Gratitude works its magic by serving as an antidote to negative emotions. It’s like white blood cells for the soul, protecting us from cynicism, entitlement, anger, and resignation.” What a great way to get yourself out of a slump and start getting that inspired self back again!
4. Volunteer. Helping someone out can leave you feeling rewarded and fulfilled. Not only do you feel empowered, but according to a survey by the United Health Group, 96 percent of people who volunteered over the last 12 months said volunteering enriches their sense of purpose. Not only are you helping to enrich the lives of others, you also have the added benefit of helping yourself and your life too!
5. Surround yourself with inspirational people. Who do you admire? Who are you attracted to? Who do you look up to? If the people you most spend your time with don’t evoke any of these thoughts or emotions, go find and hang out with the positive role models who do! Relationships are a choice! As humans, we all seek a connection with others. Sometimes you have to go out and find it, because it won’t always find you. Make it a priority to only surround yourself with passionate, positive people.
Try these and see how it makes you feel in just 1 to 2 weeks. I bet it will make a huge difference in your life and the way you perceive your own life. I would love to know if this helps you in your own life, so don’t be shy. Send me an email or message and I’d be happy to respond!
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