25 Ways to Recharge Your Spirit

September 30, 2015


With the start of a new season, it’s a perfect time to add a jolt of creativity and excitement into our lives. Here are 25 ways to get exceptionally excited, motivated and inspired!

  1. Create a list of 10 things you’d love to try, but have shied away from, either because you’ve been too busy or were afraid to attempt them.
  2. Choose any one of those 10 things and do it—now. (It doesn’t have to be skydiving or the tallest roller coaster in your area; you might simply attend a classical music concert.)
  3. Teach a friend or coworker something new. This will immerse you in whatever subject you’re teaching and jump start your own excitement.
  4. Lose yourself in nature: Walk through a park or along a beach. Hike a mountain trail. Swim in a river, lake or the ocean.
  5. Watch children or animals at play. Give them your full attention, and let their in interactions boost your spirit.
  6. Snap photos with your cell phone or camera of people and things that speak to you.
  7. Cultivate your friendships—meet friends for dinner, drinks or a sporting event.
  8. Make a list of things and people you care most about. Spend time thinking about how much joy they add to your life.
  9. Laugh. Watch a comedy, read a humorous book, or simply smile at the people you pass by.
  10. Search the web for inspiring photos, videos or blog posts. HuffPost Good News and the Positivity Blog are two good places to start. [Ellen: here are the links — ]
  11. Watch TED videos to expose yourself to new topics and ideas.
  12. Learn something new by reading good books and/or watching intriguing movies.
  13. Each night, write down five things for which you are grateful.
  14. Begin a healthy new habit, or resolve to break an unhealthy old one.
  15. Volunteer to help others.
  16. Listen to music that inspires you.
  17. Write a journal or blog post a day.
  18. Spend a day doing only things you enjoy.
  19. Work with a life coach to develop your potential.
  20. Act more; think less.
  21. Stop thinking you “can’t” “won’t” or “shouldn’t” do something you fear.
  22. Stop focusing on the past; start focusing on staying in the “now.”
  23. Speak less; listen more.
  24. Travel to a place you’ve never been before.
  25. Learn to enjoy spending time alone.

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