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How to Find Inspiration in Your Daily Life

“Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.” —Pablo Picasso

Dr. Paras
Dr. Paras
Oct 16, 2023
How to Find Inspiration in Your Daily Life

“Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.” —Pablo Picasso

We have had several polls asking individuals what keeps them motivated in their day-to-day lives. Here were the options:

  1. Work
  2. Physical activity/Sports
  3. Meditation/yoga/spirituality
  4. Passions
  5. Meeting with friends/dear ones
  6. Family
  7. Entertainment (watching movies, playing chess, enjoying a drink after work, etc.)
  8. Reading
  9. Music
  10. Own self
  11. None

Oh well, the last option might look surprising – None. Does it mean nothing inspires you in everyday life? Much to my surprise, a lot of individuals clicked on option 12. Many folks feel a lack of inspiration in their daily lives, and it’s a no brainer. Especially with a more fast-paced life grappling up gradually, we are all behind in making ends meet. Hence, we are left with no time left for self-thoughts to get-up-get-go. 

Keep a little fire burning; however small, however hidden.” ―Cormac McCarthy

You have probably experienced a long hiatus of lack of drive and demotivation. You go to work every day because it's what you are liable to do and helps you with sustenance. 

Inspiration, all of a sudden triggered by an event of success or good news, is something we all experience. But what is required is an incessant impetus to keep you upbeat and lively every single day. 

Daily motivation is the strong attribute that makes those successful legends stand out from the rest. They go through periods of ups and downs, yet they pull through. They stay strong through every experience of life and never forget why they started. 

Adding to this, the COVID-19 pandemic has also introduced a new way of life. A lot of you have been mostly shut at home, working the whole day and devoid of socializing. This has also deterred many from experiencing the inspiration needed to keep them going every day.

Without a daily dose of inspiration, you feel dull and dreary. It feels like you push yourself every day to wake up, pull out the curtains, and force yourself to work and earn your daily bread. You come back exhausted, and you don’t feel like doing anything else.

The best way out is always through.” ―Robert Frost

So, if you have been trying to wrap your head around trying to do something significant, finding inspiration every single day is a prerequisite. Trust me, it will look difficult and challenging; you might feel like dodging and leaving everything. That’s where you need that energy

When your creative juices are not flowing, you feel stagnated and stuck in the same cycle every day. If that’s what has caught you, the best thing is that you are not alone. Freelancers, entrepreneurs, and those who are working from home have responded more, as nothing drives them every day. Individuals from other walks of life have also voted for this option.

You carry the passport to your own happiness.” —Diane von Furstenberg

Ways To Find Inspiration In Everyday Life

Well, you have not turned unmotivated for life; you just need a little push. Let’s get that kick inside you.

1. First thing first – wake up early

You are done with late nights and waking up late. Finding inspiration in day-to-day life doesn’t come easy. The happiest, most motivated, and most independent ones achieved it through daily self-work. Don’t end up spending 1/3rd of your life. Try extending your wake-up time by 30 minutes every day until you reach dawn. That’s when your productivity is highest. Yeah, a lot will argue that they are more productive waking up late and burning midnight oil. Trust me, the most successful ones wake up between 4-6 a.m. to make the most of the day. 

2. Meditate

Spending quiet time with yourself is indispensable. Nothing can substitute for this. It not only gets your creativity back but also provides you with much-needed balance. Meditation is a spiritual practice that fills you with high vibrations and positivity. If you are still skeptical about this, try it for 3 months. You have nothing to lose, do you?

3. Workout

Couch potatoes are so comfortable, aren't they? We all love doing that. Working in front of the screen on weekdays, gorging on comfort food, and binge watching series over the weekends. How do you even expect to be overflowing with zeal? Oh, and not to forget hooking onto the WhatsApp screen. Get out for a workout—a run, jog, brisk walk, or light exercise out in the early morning sun has no alternative. If you are a little more ambitious, a badminton session, gym session, swimming, or cardio session every day will release the much-needed endorphins to give you that determination.

A year from now you will wish you had started today.” —Unknown

4. Start please

Enough of pushing the start, feeling reluctant, apprehensive, or skeptical. These are the emotions that hold you back from making the first move, right? Just do it. Break that threshold of crossing the first edge, and you will sail through it. 

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” —Mark Twain

5. Journal your thoughts and ideas

“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” —Earl Nightingale

Like we were discussing at the start of this blog, we are left with less time, less self-time and hence fewer thoughts. Inspiration occurs only when you spend time with yourself. Don’t mistake the ‘Me’ time with binge watching Netflix shows. Look inward, be in Hermit mode, and let your thoughts flow limitlessly. The moment you get an exciting idea, note it down. 

6. Spend time with nature

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” —Albert Einstein

No teacher is greater than life, and no experience is higher than nature.

Nature is limitless, and that cascades to you. Take a stroll amidst nature or sit under a tree in a quiet environment, feel the nature, and look into those ripples of the pond. Nature allows you to let go of intrusive thoughts and replace them with creative ideas. The learning you will get from nature is non-substitutable. A lot of successful individuals have considered nature their greatest teacher and adapted to self-learning. It gives you the required strength and mental toughness.

7. Go out

Even if you are stuck working from home, take advantage of opportunities to venture out. Sneak out, catch up with positive connections, grab a coffee, and talk your heart out. For work, co-work with your team at times. It gets you that change to pull you out of stagnancy.

8. Take a break

“If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” —Erica Jong

Taking a break from the same cycle and spending time with yourself sounds scary, right? How will you survive without paychecks? Well, you need to plan that because unless you take that risk for yourself, you will never explore yourself. A total rest is when you are not online, checking emails, or jumping on to respond to WhatsApp messages. See if you can sneak out and take a break from your office for a few days or weeks. Trust me, it’s worth it.

9. Stop connecting to people with negative frequencies

Sounds insolent? Well, he/she might be a buddy for you, but always talk with anxiety and be busy thinking about ifs and buts. If you are also feeling stuck, it’s time to change the environment. Look out, and you will find a few upbeat and positive people around, the number might be less, though. But, distance yourself from those who look at the glass half empty.

10. Speak to the best life coach in India

If you find all the above methods trying enough, seek out help from a certified life coach who will be your partner in this journey. He/she will guide you with the best practices to derive motivation in your daily life.

And, here we wrap this up with:

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” —Walt Disney

Dr. Paras


Dr. Paras

ICF-certified (Master Certified Coach) and ESIA -Coach Supervisor Dr. Paras, and Co-Founder of Dr Paras Wellness Pvt. Ltd. with brand Matrrix has been focused towards initiating change and transformation in people. As a certified Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner and Mindfulness Coach, he brings a fresh approach towards learning the psychology of one’s thinking and behavior patterns. In his 18 years’ journey, he has trained, coached and mentored over 1.5 lakh individuals while certifying over 240 coaches. The leadership development programs of Matrrix have honed over hundreds of professionals while resolving workplace issues and ensuring higher ROI for firms.

Dr. Paras uses the power of coaching, counseling and positive psychology frameworks to resolve organizational issues, manage internal conflicts, and accelerate business growth. His programs for professional certifications in NLP, Mindfulness, Counseling, Coaching, and more have solidified his name as a transformation coach. Dr. Paras is also the founder of the Iinner Universe Education Foundation that runs Tava-Mitram (not-for-profit) to improve emotional wellness. He is also an avid blogger and social media enthusiast who loves keeping in touch with his international audience.

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