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!
- 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.
- 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.)
- Teach a friend or coworker something new. This will immerse you in whatever subject you’re teaching and jump start your own excitement.
- Lose yourself in nature: Walk through a park or along a beach. Hike a mountain trail. Swim in a river, lake or the ocean.
- Watch children or animals at play. Give them your full attention, and let their in interactions boost your spirit.
- Snap photos with your cell phone or camera of people and things that speak to you.
- Cultivate your friendships—meet friends for dinner, drinks or a sporting event.
- Make a list of things and people you care most about. Spend time thinking about how much joy they add to your life.
- Laugh. Watch a comedy, read a humorous book, or simply smile at the people you pass by.
- 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 — http://www.huffingtonpost.com/good-news/http://www.positivityblog.com/ ]
- Watch TED videos to expose yourself to new topics and ideas.
- Learn something new by reading good books and/or watching intriguing movies.
- Each night, write down five things for which you are grateful.
- Begin a healthy new habit, or resolve to break an unhealthy old one.
- Volunteer to help others.
- Listen to music that inspires you.
- Write a journal or blog post a day.
- Spend a day doing only things you enjoy.
- Work with a life coach to develop your potential.
- Act more; think less.
- Stop thinking you “can’t” “won’t” or “shouldn’t” do something you fear.
- Stop focusing on the past; start focusing on staying in the “now.”
- Speak less; listen more.
- Travel to a place you’ve never been before.
- Learn to enjoy spending time alone.
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