Inspiration Checklist

#changeyourstate #choosehappy #inspired Jun 06, 2021
 

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“If we look at the world with a love of life, the world will reveal its beauty to us.” ~Daisaku Ikeda

Find Inspiration in Nature

  1. Go for a walk in nature, practice mindfulness, and lose track of time for a while.
  2. Meditate or practice yoga in a nearby park.
  3. Watch children playing at the park then make a point to carry their spirit with you throughout the day.
  4. Watch your cat or dog in nature and try to emulate playfulness.
  5. Take a camera outside and photograph everything that looks beautiful to you.
  6. Practice deep breathing while listening to nature sounds.
  7. Draw or paint a scene outside your window.
  8. Watch Planet Earth DVDs to experience beauty of the oceans, forests, jungles, Great Plains, and caves.
  9. Get lost in nature photos online.
  10. Spend some time contemplating nature-based art.

Find Inspiration on the Web

  1. Watch a TED video to learn about inspiring ideas.
  2. Search for tweets with the hashtag #inspiration using the Twitter search functionality.
  3. Post an inspiring video, like Validation or The Tutu Project. Then be an active part of the conversation in the comments.
  4. Read blogs written by people who have overcome adversity.
  5. Join a forum of people who can relate to your challenges.
  6. Browse through inspirational quotes on Tiny Buddha.
  7. Share yourself vulnerably and authentically in a blog post—give inspiration to receive it.
  8. Learn about ways to change the world through social media.
  9. Watch 40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes.
  10. Search Facebook for new inspirational pages to follow.

Find Inspiration in Possibilities

  1. Try something you’ve always assumed you can’t do but secretly wanted to try.
  2. Teach someone to do something and tap into your potential as a leader.
  3. Immerse yourself in learning something new and allow yourself to forget about the limitations of time.
  4. Write a bucket list of all the things you’d like to do in your lifetime.
  5. Create a vision board with pictures of all of those things.
  6. Brainstorm for ideas for a new project.
  7. Think about the challenges you face and identify possibly solutions.
  8. Submit your resume for a dream job instead of assuming you can’t get it.
  9. Attend a conference or retreat to connect with like-minded people. (The Wisdom 2.0 Conference recently inspired me!)
  10. Read 50 Ways to Open Your World to New Possibilities and pick one to try today.

Find Inspiration in People

  1. Ask someone you love what they consider to be the most important thing they’ve ever learned.
  2. Ask everyone you see today what they’re grateful for.
  3. Ask someone to tell you about the thing they love the most in life, and watch how they light up sharing their passion.
  4. Ask your parents to tell you what you were like as a child, and remember what mattered to you then.
  5. Notice what matters to someone and focus solely on how they experience it.
  6. Join an organization of people making a positive difference in the world.
  7. Read an autobiography by someone who has marched to the beat of their own drummer.
  8. Listen to music that moves you and think about what the songwriter felt when s/he wrote it.
  9. Make a list of all the ways your friends and family members are your heroes. Odds are, there’s a lot of inspiration around you already.
  10. Spend time with children and see the world through their eyes.

Find Inspiration in Yourself

  1. Disconnect for a while and write in a journal.
  2. Make today the day you embrace a new healthy habit that can change your life for the better.
  3. Give yourself a pressure-free day with nothing to do accept the things you enjoy.
  4. Try something new and revel in the sensation of stretching beyond your comfort zone.
  5. Express yourself creatively in a way you never have before, by sculpting, for example, and see what comes in your mind and heart.
  6. Enjoy something you created in the past—a blog post, a video, a drawing, or a project.
  7. Sing in the shower. Put your heart into and release your feelings through music.
  8. Recognize in yourself the strengths you see in other people.
  9. Make a conscious decision to let go of something that doesn’t serve you.
  10. Reflect on everything you’ve learned and accomplished and how you’ve made a positive difference in the world.

What inspired you today?

 

I’m all about sharing material I come across that I love and that has helped me in my own life...

This is a little piece of gold...

Enjoy! 

Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha and Recreate Your Life Story

 5 Energy Boosters 

You know when you’re stuck in that activity that is practically making you pull your hair out? You feel like screaming? Ever been there? I know I have. At that moment, you can continue down that path or you can choose to change it up. It takes just as much energy to stay where you are as it does to change direction. Too much ick in your life creates negative thoughts and emotions which in turn creates bad habits that some of us spend our whole life trying to shed.  Give change a try.

Need a midday, week or month pick me up?  No problem. Here are some quick fixes to love. 

 5 Tips to Kick you out of that "Oh So Awful Frump"

  1.  Fresh Air...Take a step outside to replenish your body and soul.  Spending some time outside in the fresh air has been proven to increase your mood, reduce stress, and change your overall state of mind.  90% of the time it changes you.....in a positive way.
  2. MOVE....Your Body and you will MOVE your Mind. When you get up and get out your body is able to release all that frustrating, tiring juju it  has been storing.  Feed those 80 million cells in  your body!  Let them join the party and you will see just how well  they will repay you. 
  3. Green Tea..Most things green are great,  including leafy tea. Green tea boosts your immune system, revamps your mood and creates a soothing break.  
  4. Gratitude...When was the last time you took a moment to close your eyes and say thank you for all you are and have? And if that feels weird look around sweethearts....we live in the greatest place in the world. 

    When I can't seem to get to the place of gratitude, I force myself to think of 5 things I can  appreciate and then for each thing I find an example around me to fit that gift. 
  5. Breathing...some life back into your belly. The best way for all of us to get back to a place of less anxiety, stress, and back to a place of love, is to breathe.  Just like yours, my life  is  cram packed with  events, errands, and details.  But, guess what?  Deep breathing is free, takes a few minutes and has the power to move mountains. Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Picture that breath changing all the cells in your body. Feeding them, making them full, making them happy. Feel the breath move through your body from your head to your feet. 

Sounds a little too much?.....

Try it.  

I guarantee it’ll bring you down to that “aaaahhh” state of being.