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Finding Inspiration In The Day-To-Day

Written by: Terrie Nathan, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

 

Often we wait for inspiration to act. But we must first act to trigger the ideas which lead to inspiration. It’s just a flip flop of perspective. Inspiration oftentimes takes a backseat, as our mind is caught up in survival mode, rather than being inspired in our day-to-day.

When you are inspired you see things/life differently. You begin to approach problems or obstacles with a different perspective which benefits your life both personally and professionally. Be still enough to ask yourself some questions. Self-reflection is key to really understanding what might inspire you. What motivates you? What makes you smile? What ignites you to get out of bed in the morning? What are you grateful for? Take action on these things to inspire your inspiration. I like to be intentional about my day and not just muddle through it. I can find daily inspiration just by simply sitting down each morning with my cup of coffee and noticing the smell, the taste, and how it makes me feel. If that!s not your cup of coffee so to speak here are a few other ways to help ignite your inspiration. Find inspiration in possibilities. Try something new, finding inspiration in the possibilities of immersing yourself in the unknown. What have I always wanted to do? What have I always wanted to learn about? Create a vision board of all the things you aspire to do. Becoming a lifelong learner will open up endless possibilities. Find inspiration in people. Noticing what might matter to someone else. Join an organization of people making a positive difference. Read a story of someone you admire. See life through the eyes of a child. Smile at someone it’s good for you and them. Find inspiration in Nature. Go for a walk, take some pictures of the outdoors, and study them. Again action here is necessary. Open your eyes to how nature might inspire you. Even with all that is going on in our world right now, stop that chatter for a moment, and notice the absolute beauty around you! It!s there, trust me.


Find inspiration in yourself. Disconnect if necessary. Recognize your strengths and be proud of them. Reflect on everything you have learned this past year (good and not so good) because, in the end, they all teach us something. Savor your experiences, even the micro-moments of your day-to-day. Even as I write this, I am savoring all the wonderful colors that make my home office a thriving and nourishing environment.


I like to start igniting my inspiration in the morning first thing because if I wait until the end of the day I!m exhausted from all that I have done. I oftentimes will pause around 1:30 or 2:00 to take an inspiration break, it gives me the necessary energy to keep moving forward, helps my creativity with what I!m working on, and honestly makes me feel so grateful for what I have.


"Learn to appreciate small quiet moments, the ocean, a walk on the beach, time alone, your health, your strength, your smile, your life.” ‒ Mr. Germany Kent

So, try it on for size, it!s free with only positive side effects! Huh, a win-win!


What do you do to find inspiration in your day-to-day?


Gratefully,

Terrie Nathan


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Terrie Nathan, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Terrie Nathan is an International Best-selling Author, Coach, Speaker and CEO/Founder of Strong Girl Enterprises. She coaches clients to improve their lives, relationships, and ability to perform in business by setting & achieving goals and building positive routines. She also coaches youth to build their confidence by teaching them strategies on positive self-talk, self-worth and body image.


Her practice is grounded in Positive Psychology, a research-based branch of psychology that studies what really causes people to thrive and flourish in their lives and work, and how we can apply those finding in practical and positive ways.


Terrie has now made it her life's mission to coach these transformational strategies of empowerment partnering with clients and organizations worldwide.

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