There are times we all could use a little inspiration. Life is arranged in different "seasons," and we all know there are certain ones where inspiration, motivation and drive wane and life seems a bit more dreary. Luckily, the very definition of a season, is that it's not eternal. It won't last forever. There will be a time when once again you will feel inspired and hopeful.
Also, luckily, there are things we can do to change the season we're in; to improve our outlook and circumstances. What do you do when you need to feel inspired?
Here, we'll share our favorite tips to create a catalyst to switch seasons and feel inspired again. (Of course, we will focus heavily on fitness motivation, but the same principles can be applied to other areas of life, too).
Get your mojo back!
1) Read an inspiring book. If you don't have time to read, get a Scribed or Audible subscription so you can listen to books while you drive, get dressed, workout, etc. Any positive book can be inspiring; it does not just have to be "self help," or personal development. For a place to start, here's a list of 25 top inspiring books "everyone should read:" https://www.inc.com/christina-...
2) Create a vision board. Maybe you think this is cheesy. If that's you, perhaps doing a virtual vision board would be more your style? Pinterest could be a great tool for this. Gather images, quotes, blog posts and articles, and other items which you find inspiring. Collect them on a Pinterest board, or a physical poster board. (Pinterest is kind of cool in that you can make boards either public or "secret"). Make this board aspirational too: Where do you want to be in 1 year? 3 years? 10 years?
3) Sign up for a challenge. Make a commitment. Find an accountability partner. Rally your friends or family to do a 21 day sugar detox. Find a Facebook community where people are organized around something you want to do (or start your own group). Ask your coworkers to do the Whole30 with you. Join a running club. Sign up for a weight loss challenge.
4) Think. Take an hour or two over a weekend and create some goals. Evaluate why you want to achieve each goal. Prepare a plan to attain them. Get started. There's nothing as inspiring as progress in the right direction.
Losing steam happens. Just don’t stay there. There’s always someone here at HAPT who would love to help motivate, inspire and guide anyone searching.