What does a cluttered closet, a draining schedule and an overwhelmed procrastinator have in common? Lack of inspiration.
Sure, proper support and a productive game-plan are what it really takes to have an organized life and space, but we mustn’t forget the path TO that arena, which is what inspires you to take action!
With all of noise out there on how to organize this or that, how to make your home more beautiful or what to do in order to have a smooth transition into our new home, it's no wonder anyone gets overwhelmed. How could we pick what and who to listen to? It's a dangerous road, however, because once we're on the overwhelm path, we usually stop in our tracks. No movement means stagnant energy which means too many negative consequences.
It's quite important that we surround ourselves with the motivation and inspiration we need to stay ON track with our needs, goals and desires.
Are you inspired to live and be the best you can be? If not, what's missing?
For me, this time of year is a full on parade of motivation. The weather is brisk, the colors are abundant, changes are in the air and the holidays are bustling with enthusiasm! A piece of me awakens and my creativity soars. I'm also inspired consistently by my clients. I consider them my muse.
For others though, this time is a bit stressful, chaotic or dismal.
In general, if we aren't inspired, our greatest vision for ourselves and our spaces can't come to fruition. We get stuck in overwhelm, other people's expectations/standards or a desperate need for connection. We settle. We deal with it. We lower our quality of life or let life pass us by.
If we pinpoint why the holiday season is so exciting to most, it's because of the universal energy towards joy, cheer, giving, connecting and entertainment through constant sources in all directions. The inspiration is everywhere! And if we are not inspired to enjoy ourselves, we're considered a "scrooge", because, how could we not enjoy ourselves?
On the contrary, fast forward to February after the holiday madness and new year high has subsided. People are thinking about how they already broke their resolutions, dreading the valentine's day planning or how boring life is now that it's back to normal routine. (More on how to overcome this dreaded feeling at the end!)
What if it could be different? What if you could be just as inspired to enjoy yourself as you were during the holidays (or whenever you are most inspired) ALL THE TIME?
It's possible, my friend. The key here is eliminating things that are taking away from your inspiration first, then actively pursuing activities, resources or people that inspire you so everything you experience can be more meaningful.
Inspiration stems from your values. We get excited for and inspired by what we value most. See if you can figure out what's misaligned in your life. Here are some examples:
- An auto mechanic might value technical engineering or expertise. He could eliminate a night of TV watching and go to a car show.
- A fashion model who values spirituality over superficiality might ditch the party and head to a yoga retreat.
- What about a workaholic business woman that really wants to make a difference in the world and values teamwork? Perhaps instead of taking her work home with her, she could volunteer for Habitat of Humanity.
My point may seem obvious, but it appears to be a growing epidemic.
What do you need to say no to in order to say YES to something better for yourself? (TWEET THAT)
What in your life are you doing (or not doing) that makes you feel blah? That is exactly what you should let go of NOW and replace it with something that makes you thrilled with anticipation before you do it. The after effects of this small shift will trickle all the way from your happiness to your wallet. It will give you more fulfillment and purpose in your life so you can experience more success, fun and freedom!
So, what inspires you? What do you need to look at, listen to, play, read, work on, feel, believe, pursue, ask for, chant, choose or invest in to amplify the quality of your life? No matter what it is, it's within reach and closer than you think.
If you are not sure or think you might need a little support in this area, I would like to invite you to take a look at my 3 month Virtual Coaching Program. I'm offering a deep discount until November 30 for only 3 people, so take a look and schedule an Inspiration Session if you think this might be for you!
What do you want to commit to inspiring yourself with? Do tell! Comment below.
May you always be inspired to be your best and live like you want to.