Every one of us finds inspiration in different ways. Some of us go outside to take a walk or go to the gym to workout and jam to the beat of our favorite song. For me, it’s mini adventures, spontaneous outings, but sometimes just reading a book helps open my mind, enabling me to soak up a new idea or ponder on a problem I might be having in hopes to find a solution.
The past few days I have felt tired and undoubtedly uninspired. It wasn’t until this morning that a few new thoughts and ideas popped into my head about true love, jealousy, professionalism detached from the ego, gossip and a variety of other topics that have recently clogged my thinking process. Yes, I have a lot on my mind now, and yes it has weighed me down, but I know there are ways around this little issue that I’m having.
If you are one of those, like me, who are feeling a bit tired and uninspired at the moment allow me to help give you some ideas to break through this foggy phase and do brilliant work and be inspired.
1. Connect with other people.
Spend time with friends who can make you laugh. Laughter is the best medicine. If you need someone to make you laugh call up a good friend, or spend time with someone who you can count on to have fun with.
Also, smile as you pass by strangers and be open to conversations with those who may see things differently than you do.
2. Build a shield against negativity.
There is no room for toxic people in my life and there should not be any room for them in yours either. If you are unsure of what I mean by this let me explain. It’s the people who give off a negative vibe, who rarely have anything positive or uplifting to say about anyone or anything. They are the ones who rarely smile and they are the same folks who talk smack about you when you’re not around. Do your best to ignore them.
Keep that shield up from all the negativity in your life and stay unaffected by problematic energy.
3. Turn up the tunes that make you happy.
Whether you are driving, at work, taking a shower, cleaning your messy apartment, or making a lovely dinner, you should definitely have some music playing in the background.
4. Soak up the sun.
Get that vitamin D! Find something fun to do outside even if it’s tanning and laying by the pool or at the beach. It’s important to relax to clear your mind. We all need to remember to take time every day to take in the beauty of the world around us. Stop thinking so much about the stress you have that’s weighing you down. Go outside. Breathe in. Breathe out. Appreciate nature and you will feel rewarded.
5. Work it out
No matter how hard it is sometimes to bring yourself to workout or go to the gym, it is a must! Even if you refuse to do all the other things I suggested this will definitely help you on many levels to help find that inspiration you need. So get up and get out there!
6. Pick up a book and start reading.
Reading does wonders for your mind. It reduces stress, gives you mental stimulation, expands your vocabulary, improves your memory, enhances your writing skills, as well as gives you peace and a sense of tranquility. Reading is also free entertainment if you visit your local library or spend a little time at your nearest Barnes and Noble. There are many benefits to reading and you should definitely make use of it every day.
Dare you to move – Switchfoot
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