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Simple Ways To Keep Yourself Constantly Inspired
You can listen to all the motivational tapes that have ever been made, constantly go to seminars and conferences that are designed to produce personal inspiration, and even seek out personal counseling from a psychiatrist, priest, or pastor and still achieve no lasting results.
Getting inspired and staying inspired takes effort on your part. Simple physical, mental, and emotional actions done repeatedly every day until they become a habit and a part of the person you are and want to be can do more to get you inspired and keep you inspired than all the “professional” help you have to pay for.
One of the best things about getting inspired is that these methods are basically free.
Staying inspired means taking care of your body. Your body’s health creates the chemicals that are a part of staying inspired. Endorphins, oxytocin, and other naturally produced body chemicals have been proven to keep you on a mental and emotional even keel.
You get the benefit of natural body chemicals by doing three simple things. Drink plenty of water. You are 70 percent water and you need to replenish the supply of water to make your body work its best. Exercise gets rid of wastes and promotes the production of the body chemicals that help keep your brain inspired. Sleep is also one of the resources for creating an inspirational brain environment. Getting enough sleep (eight hours a day) and dreaming helps create the chemistry in your body that gets you inspired and keeps you inspired.
Staying inspired is a mental exercise that needs to become a routine. Goal planning is the most important aspect of inspiration. Set three goals for yourself daily. Accomplishing these goals gives you a burst of body chemicals that helps you stay inspired. Nothing succeeds like accomplishment.
Taking a break during work leads to inspiration. Try working 50 minutes and taking a ten minute break. Have you ever taken a shower and while really thinking of nothing solved a complex problem. Taking a break from work does the same for you. Taking a break lets the subconscious work while you rest and recover.
Self-assessment is a key to inspiration. You cannot know where to go unless you know where you have been. Making a habit of reflection on what you did during the day that includes successes and how they were achieved and failures and what you can do to avoid repeating the same failure is just a means of self inspiration.
You cannot stay inspired unless you learn. New ideas are generated by new information. Read, use the internet, take classes on line or in person, communicate with colleagues and friends that know more than you do. Making learning a habit makes for inspired thinking.
Teach yourself to stay happy and you will stay inspired. Be grateful. Express your gratitude for the ten things you are most grateful for. Acknowledge your gratitude to others, to yourself, and to any deity you believe in. Science has shown that expressing gratitude turns on brain chemistry that makes you more inspired.
Get organized. Clean up and organize your desk. This little exercise helps you plan and organize your thoughts and keeps you inspired.
“I simply remember my favorite things and then I don’t feel so bad” is from a song from Mary Poppins. It may seem silly but the fact is thinking of your favorite things makes you happy and happy people are more inspired to accomplish their goals.
These simple free activities are a guarantee to make you feel and be more inspired. You simply have to make them a daily routine until the behaviors become a habit and a part of your inspired self.