A happy day to you all. Today I would like to share with you some of the techniques that I apply to my own life, which, over time have really changed my mindset and helped me grow as a person. I really believe that we all have the power to inspire ourselves if we connect with our feelings and welcome all thoughts. In relation to how we are feeling and what we are thinking, obviously no day is the same as any other. Life is spontaneous and situations outside our bodies continue to change all the time.
Here are some of my tips:
Allow yourself to accept what is. From my personal perspective, I stay in control of my own life. By that I mean I try not to let the things happening around me affect how I feel. For instance, if you are waiting in a queue in a shop but you know you don’t have much time before you need to be somewhere else, then just accept it. This is something which you cannot control, so there is no point building up anger inside of you which you then take out on a member of staff. Stay patient, take a moment to take in your surroundings and let the situation be. Also, if you take your feelings out on someone else in an unfair way, you are more likely to feel worse about it later on. So, my moral here is not to let a little thing affect your day.
Find a few things that make you smile. A lot of people do not realise how much of an impact a smile can have on your emotions. Everyone has days where they feel less positive, due to things like hormones and personal events. I have days like this, and once I accepted this, I learnt what to do to improve my mood. Of course, we are all different, so what works for me may not work for you. Some things I like to do to inspire myself are: reading a book (I love reading anyway), talking to someone who will make me laugh (quite an easy one for me, as I laugh a lot) and going for a walk at dusk. This last one has to be my favourite. If you know me you’ll know that I absolutely love the sky, and during sunset I find the colours mesmerising.
Show appreciation and gratefulness for all that you have. In an age where we all seem to run lives with busy schedules, it is so important to stop for a moment. Take a step back and just think about all of the wonderful things you do have, your health, happiness, life, friends, family. Everyone will have a different list of things they appreciate, just make sure you do treat them with the love they deserve.
A Little Thought for Inspiration
When I was little, I learnt a poem for a LAMDA exam once, and to this day I can remember it by heart. I think the words are so lighthearted, yet the poem has so much meaning to it, so I thought it would be a great one to share.
Smiling is infectious
You catch it like the flu.
When someone smiled at me today
I started smiling too.
I passed around the corner
And someone saw my grin.
When he smiled, I realised
I’d passed it on to him.
I thought about my smile and then
I realised its worth.
A single smile like mine could travel
Right around the earth.
If you feel a smile begin
Don’t leave it undetected.
Lets start an epidemic quick
And get the world infected.
– Jez Alborough
I hope you can apply some or just one of these tips to your life, and inspire yourself. Thank you so much for reading.