Saturday, March 03, 2007


Is this familiar? You wake up in the morning and you feel like getting back to sleep again. Work, family life and everything seems to move like a merry-go-round. You feel trapped in a routine. Nothing’s new anymore and you’re bored to tears. ‘Been there, done that” flows out as your mantra. If you said ‘yes’ to any of these, then you need to get back on track. You need to be inspired at life again. So how do you find that spark?

Relax and have fun. Medically, psychologically, physically and emotionally, stress is the number one source of life’s difficulties. Reacting to them is draining your energy. Easing up allows you to slow down enough to view the world differently. Turn to your family – see how you’re kids have grown; talk to your partner about simple topics; call the relatives you’ve lost track off; send your Mom flowers. These little things will count a lot into making you view them in a different light. Pretty soon, you’ll remember how important they are in your life. Try and do something for yourself too. Whether it’s getting a revamp in your wardrobe; eating your favorites without worrying about calories; going to a spa; or getting a new book, do whatever you want….just enjoy yourself.

Learn something new. Be inspired by learning a new skill. Try to remember something that you’ve been planning for a long time to do but never had the time for it. Did you ever wanted to learn Japanese cooking? Or baking? Run a marathon? Study Spanish? Cross stitching? Origami? Wakeboarding? The adrenalin of the unknown and untried will surely give you something to get out of bed for.

Be thankful. Even for a short moment, reflect on what you have positively and don’t think of all that you don’t have. Good health, nice kids and good relationships are some of those things that we take for granted until something happens to them. Right now that you have them, be thankful that you do. You’ll find that a re-focus on the non-material things, especially on relationships, will motivate you to greater heights.

Pray/Meditate. Connecting with your spirit is the simplest way to categorize and when it’s necessary, remove the clutter and baggage that’s dragging you down. New inspiration, new goals, new ways will come into your life when you let go of them.

Greet the new day with a smile. Be inspired, live well and prosper.

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