I think I’ve always had a tendency to downplay the importance of being inspired. I never gave much thought to how (or if) I benefited from inspiration in my daily life. Yet, when I've felt the force of true inspiration, I've been blown away by the energy and clarity I feel afterwards.
I guess that's called 'being inspired'.
I never considered that in order to continue to create and produce and thrive...there has to be some type of inspiration. I know, it’s absurd that I missed this obvious point. It just wasn't something I gave much thought to in the past.
I've lived for way too long without taking the time to seek out inspiration.
I guess the idea of stopping whatever I was doing to look for something to inspire me seemed silly and frivolous. I didn’t understand that in order to keep growing and changing, I needed to stay inspired.
Inspiration provides me with a boost towards becoming a better person, mother, wife, friend, daughter, sister, business owner, employee, blogger...the list goes on. There are so many areas of my life where even a little inspiration can motivate me to continue evolving and becoming a more refined version of myself.
Inspiration is crucial for continued forward movement!
So, what now? Well, I am gradually making time in my life to open myself up to being inspired.
I’m committed to slowing down and doing activities that provide a spark.
Reading - I've been known to only read when I'm on vacation. I've recently begun reading just because it's fun. I'm making time for books and magazines and it's so refreshing!
Watching Ted Talks and podcasts - Honestly, watching anything on my computer used to feel frivolous and like a waste of valuable time. I didn't realize the huge value in tuning in and listening to someone else's story.
Spending time with people I love and admire - Again, I looked at time spent with friends as a luxury...and one I didn't often afford myself.
Learning new skills - By creating my own online course, I realized that we're never too old to learn something new.
Opt outside - Living in a place I love in an incredible bonus. I didn't understand how important this was to me until I moved to Colorado.
Yoga - I've taken a hiatus from my practice. I'm ready to get back on my mat. The connection between mind and body is like an electric surge of inspiration.
Music - I almost forgot this one! I've actually forgotten about music for many years. It's become an afterthought. I guess this started when my children were little. Two things happened...we mostly listened to kid songs and when the house was finally quiet, I didn't want to break the silence. I've missed music! I'm ready to crank up some tunes.
Where do you find inspiration?
What changes after you've been inspired?
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Hello, I'm Kristen.
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