I’ve had a few people ask me recently how I keep coming up with new quotes for my Instagram page, or how I manage to stay motivated when I’m still working a part time job and therefore spending the vast majority of my ‘free time’ working on my business.
The answer is simple – when you’re inspired, the ideas flow, and it never feels like work or effort.
So how the heck do you get to ‘inspired’?!
Believe me when I say that I used to hate people who seemed super motivated all the time, the people who went to the gym everyday and ‘loved it’, along with the people who always made the effort to look amazing everywhere they went or who genuinely seemed passionate about their work.
Why couldn’t I be like them?
If you’re feeling similar, there is still hope and there is a way to feel inspired about nearly everything – and it’s really simple, but not so easy to achieve.
If you want to always feel inspired, you have to shift your perspective in such a way that you make your situation inspiring (see what I mean but simple, but not necessarily easy)?!
How do you make your situation inspiring?
Find your message, and hold on to it. I’ve said this before in other posts, but you cannot go through life fulfilled if you don’t know why you’re here. You must understand your ‘why’. You must know what you’re supposed to offer the world. It might be that you’re a wonderful cook, or you make people laugh, or your compassion means you’re always the one to put the kettle on when your friends come to cry on your shoulder. You might inspire with your art or music or you might touch people with your words. Do not tell me there is nothing. There is something you do and a message you want to give to the world.
If you’re stuck, think about your own life philosophy; what do you believe in? I firmly believe that in order for me to be happy, I have to let go of stuff I can’t change e.g. other peoples’ expectations and baggage, and look after my own needs. Once I’ve taken care of myself, I’ll be better placed to share my positive energy with others and lift them. And so #SelfishConsciousness was born.
Once you’ve found your message, you can now come at your everyday tasks and chores from this perspective – if my message was that it’s important to show compassion for others, I’d go about my day looking for ways to touch others emotionally and show them that they are cared for. Perhaps I’d smile at a stranger or offer to make my colleague a drink. If I believed that movement could cure depression I’d find a way to offer free dance classes at my local community centre or get involved in a dance group.
It’s not about finding inspiration in something boring, it’s about how to always feel inspired by living your message, and the simple truth is that if you live your message, you will always feel inspired.