Whether you regularly meditate, set goals for yourself, or read inspirational quotes to get you motivated, starting your week with the right mindset is the first place to start. To help you get your week off to a great start, here are 5 inspiring ways to uplift, recharge, and invigorate your mind.
As one of the most popular motivational coaches and speakers in the world, Tony Robbins knows a thing or two about inspiring everyone from powerful and successful world leaders to out-of-work folks who need a little motivation to get in the game again. What makes Tony so impactful in helping others to transform their minds and lives is his inspirational personal story. He went from living in a small 400 sq. ft. studio apartment to becoming a world-renowned, mega-success through hard work, perseverance, and determination. What catapulted him toward becoming successful was the moment he made the decision to do so.
There’s no time like the present. We can all talk about the type of life we envision for ourselves in the future. But, when we think about it – the best way to create the future is by taking action today. Even one small step toward positive growth and change can catapult us to success and the future we dream of having. No matter where you are in life, if you want something to happen in your life, make the decision to start today.
Focus on what you can control
Whether you’re trying to figure out your life path, are wondering what next step to take, or are perplexed about a situation, the first step toward change is making a decision. As Tony says, “Three decisions that we all control each moment of our lives: what to focus on, what things mean, and what to do in spite of the challenges that may appear.” While we can’t control everything (or everyone), we can control ourselves and our own reactions. By focusing on what you can control, you become a stronger, more grounded person.
Create a support network
If you ask most successful people how they became successful, they’d say they didn’t do it alone. Part of the journey of success in life is finding people who support, motivate, and encourage you. Creating a support system (whether it’s comprised of family, friends, or co-workers) is one of the best things you can do to motivate yourself and others. It’s during the tough times that this support network comes in handy the most, as these are the people who remind you of your strength and abilities when you’re feeling down; and vice-versa.
Write down your goals
As the motivational coach, Michael Hyatt reported on his website about goal-setting, “Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor at Dominican University in California, did a study on goal-setting with 267 participants. She found that you are 42 percent more likely to achieve your goals just by writing them down”. Whether your goals be short-term or long-term, writing them down will help you stay on track to achieving them. Plus, it helps you stay accountable to yourself as you periodically review your list of goals, adjusting them accordingly as you grow and evolve.
Find inspiration everywhere
From creative activities (like pottery-making, painting, or even flower-arranging) to getting outdoors and spending time in nature, you can find inspiration everywhere. During those times when you’re the most stressed, frazzled, or confused about which direction to head, taking a little break can be the best choice you make. It’s been said that our brains often solve problems best when we stop over-thinking. That’s why fun, playful activities help us relax, which often leads to those “ah-ha” moments.
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