How to get inspired and stay inspired

I want you to think about a time in your life when you felt the most alive and inspired. What was it that sparked those feelings? In our lives we go through times where we are more easily inspired and times where it ican be a struggle. We sometimes have to fight to be inspired.

One step towards being inspired is to think about what you absolutely love doing.  Now create an action plan for it.  It’s not always fun to budget for it or rearrange your schedule to make it work.  However, you need to know that you are a priority.  Do everything possible to schedule “you” time in. Be consistent so that it becomes a natural, healthy habit of yours.

Now we take it a step further. Sometimes we get tiered and bored with the things we use to love. This is where you need to kick it up a notch.  For many years I have loved dancing. Then I went through a phase of feeling like I couldn’t learn anything new. I tried many forms of dance and I wasn’t being challenged enough.

 A friend told me about a new dance that had a lot of variety to it and fit a lot of the qualities I was looking for in my life.  At first I was reluctant.  I didn’t want to give it a fair shot because it was a more difficult dance to learn.  It required more patience and  dedication.  I fell in love with everything about the great West Coast Swing dance….the music, slow and fast moves, various ways of  movement and the low cost for lessons and dance. I was sold! It re-ignited a passion in me and I was inspired.  I not only learned a new dance but I learned a lot about myself and how I relate with others.

We can find those feelings of inspiration through exploring new passions.  Be opened minded to things that are not only healthy for you but are also healthy for those you love.  Don’t dismiss an idea just because it’s hard, time consuming or doesn’t fit your style. Give it all you got and give it a good amount of time to feel out if you like it or not.  Determine if it’s creating good results in your life and for those in your life. This could mean joining a running group or a cooking class.  You never know how you are (with a little supportive group help) until you try.

Having good, wholesome, and all around emotionally, spiritually, physically healthy people in your life is a must.  When we are surrounded by people who are doing something with their life it has the potential to inspire and motivate us.  We may not all have the same passions in life and that’s okay.  It’s important that we allow these types of individuals to speak their wisdom on different passions and be willing to learn fresh perspectives.  This can allow for creativity to burst out of us.



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