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5 simple steps to stay inspired every day

Tuesday, 06 March 2012

Happiness comes partly to those who're inspired and inspirational so constantly inspiring onself is a sure fire way to constantly enjoying happiness. 

Accordingly, check out this great article from one of our favourite good news websites, Gimundo...

We’ve all been there, and maybe more often than we care to admit. Whether it’s at the computer, in front of the classroom, or standing before a blank canvas, we’ve all had that feeling that we have absolutely nothing more to say. Worse, we may feel that we have nothing fresh or original to contribute, as though the well of inspiration has dried up, with nothing more to follow. And although we may have been in this place before—and successfully overcome it—it’s a disconcerting feeling. It’s a problem that can be easily overcome, however, with five simple techniques that will energize your life with fresh inspiration.

The first and most important technique is also the simplest: allocate time for inspiration in your calendar every day. If the workday is already wall-to-wall with commitments, be creative in keeping this appointment with your muse. Take a half-hour from your lunch break, or get up half-an-hour earlier in the morning. Making time for inspiration and fresh ideas makes the difference between an ordinary work day and one that brims with enthusiasm.

To keep that enthusiasm, read and collect information in your field. Subscribe to RSS feeds with articles about your field of interest, and develop an expertise on a current trend in your profession. Keep notes on books you have read, and lists of books you would like to read some day. Read widely, too: the more information you take in, the more connections you will be able to see from the fields of science, art, politics, and business: everything is a vehicle for inspiration, and everything is directly relevant to the world we live in now.

Find a community—whether virtual or real—of like-minded people. The energy of one person is amazing, but the energy of two or more is awesome. The chance to learn from new perspectives and different experiences will enrich your life at every level, and spark new ideas—and often new opportunities—as well.

Take classes and stretch your skills. For a lifetime of creativity, devote a lifetime to learning. Even masters of a craft take classes from other masters, each enriching the other’s knowledge. In a similar vein, if you have an expertise in something, share it. Teaching others what you know is another way to stay in creative flow, as you think about how to best share the information you have with others...

...keep reading more HERE and enjoy more happiness via more inspiration. 


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