We could all use a little inspiration. A burst of inspiration is the easiest way to get yourself motivated to act. When I find myself going too long without feeling inspired I also notice that I haven’t worked hard on achieving my goals. While I definitely believe that discipline is extremely important and that in order to achieve any of your goals you need to work on days you don’t feel motivated, I also believe in the power of inspiration. When I feel like I’m running low in the inspiration department I turn to tried and true methods to get me back in my zone.
Go Somewhere You’ve Never Been
Seeing and experiencing something new and positive always gives me a spark. Visiting a new place is a great way to get a new perspective and show you how other people live. When you’re in your own neighborhood you may find that you pay less attention to the details around you, however when you’re in a new place your brain takes in all the little details along the way. You’ll be surprised to find that a certain shade of paint, flowers along the road, or the design of a storefront sparks inspiration.
Read a book or watch a movie
I think it’s important to have a go-to book or movie that you know always puts you in a “let’s get things down” mood. For me, I like to turn to In The Company of Women by Grace Bonney and Untamed by Glennon Doyle when I’m looking for an extra dose of inspiration. Both books resonate with me and remind me that I’m leaning towards the best version myself when I stay true to me, trust my gut, and work towards my goals.
Listen to a podcast
Listening to someone else’s story can be extremely motivating and inspiring. Hearing how someone you admire has worked through obstacles and come out on the other side will show you different ways that you can break through barriers in your own life and survive.
Wear an outfit you wouldn’t normally wear
Not only can fashion be incredibly motivating but it can also completely shift the way you carry yourself. If you are always dressed in loungewear, you’ll have a more lax attitude. If you dress in an outfit that you love and respect, you’ll be more inspired to do things that you love and respect. Dressing for success is a powerful and fairly simple way to stay inspired and motivated to live an intentional life.
Whenever you feel unmotivated, try doing all your favorite things, looking your best, and trying something new. Also keep in mind that all your feelings are a choice and you have the power to transform you emotions, actions, and your life.
“Everything you need to accomplish your goal is already inside you.”
Comment below what you do when you want to spark inspiration and incite motivation.