Creating Your Oasis of Inspiration

Ways To Be Inspired

Take Time Out  -  take time out to reflect, to reconnect and to listen to your inner voice.

Watch the Sun Rise – Watch the sunrise and sunset from the best vantage point possible.

Words Can Make You Happy – Read a book or inspirational quotes that help you to believe in the magic of life.

Express Gratitude – Acknowledge at least five experiences or people in your life that you are grateful for. Express gratitude to anyone on your list.

Connect to Nature – Take a walk to a special place that makes you feel connected to nature. Enjoy the sights and smells of a beach, garden or greenery.

Let the Children Play – Watch children at play.  Take a moment to appreciate the spirit and joy they express, and the way they live in the present.

Let Music Move You – Put on your favorite music and dance, or just listen.

Enjoy Hopeful Art – Gaze at a piece of art or a photo that makes you feel hopeful and happy. Let the colors and images lift your spirits.

Pet a Furry Friend – Pet an animal you love

Let Water Clear Your Mind  – Sit by a waterfall or on a beach, and feel the pure and positive feelings that emanate from water.

Have a Good Laugh – Watch a movie or have a fun moment with a loved one that makes you laugh, and laugh some more.

Smile Often – Smile, as often as possible, even when you do not feel like it. Just the act of smiling will change your day.

Soak Your Cares Away – Take a warm bath in scents or bubble bath you love, and relax your mind.

Acts of Kindness – Do something nice for someone in need and allow others to do for you.

Light a Candle – Light a candle and enjoy the warmth of the light. Watch the fire dance, as it casts a light in your life.

Say I Love You – Tell someone you love them, and mean it. Allow someone to express love to you.

Remember Good Times  – Call or get together with an old friend and reminisce about a truly happy time and generate feel-good memories.

Open Your Heart – Treat yourself to an uplifting movie, a poetry reading, an event, or an experience with others that opens your heart

Let Good People and Places Abound – Turn your world into a happy and loving place by surrounding yourself with people and things you love.

Dream About the Life You Desire – Make a list of things you would love to do if you had the time, money, and energy. Every day, allow yourself to daydream that they all come true!

Be open to inspiration – You are more likely to be inspired if you are open to it

Poetry – Read or listen to poetry

Don’t take yourself too seriously.

Don’t go desperately hunting for inspiration.  – Trying too hard to find inspiration will make you end up stressed with a headache, or at most with a sloppy idea.

Give yourself space.  – Think about nothing much. In fact, do something relaxing or go for a walk. By not thinking, inspiration often occurs to you of its own accord.

Fall in love -  Let yourself take a risk of the heart

Frustration as a source of inspiration – The desire to see things change can often be a source of inspiration.

Sleep on it – Getting a good nights sleep can help you feel inspired once again.