Day 14 of 27
What gets us up in the morning? What excites us and motivates us to keep going even when times are tough and life gets in our way? I’ve been pondering motivation, inspiration and what keeps me going, especially during these very unmotivated winter months. There are things that I want to and strive to do every day, in order to keep going, keep creating and keep moving forward towards my goals. These things may vary for each of us but for me; these are my top three.
- Exercise/ Yoga/ and Meditation- This has been one of the top on my list ever since I was a young dancer. Movement, exercise, mind body connection keeps me going through very tough mental, emotional and spiritual difficulties. We all face our proverbial mountain of shit, we all deal with worry and stress and unfortunate circumstances, but I have an escape, a release and a way to let go of what my body can hold on to at any given moment. The release and comfort I feel when I practice yoga, meditation and dance all stems from the satisfaction that if all else fails I have my body and mind intact.
- Writing/ Creating and Art- My movement and dance performance days may not be what they were when I was younger, but I have moved my passion for expression in space, to expression on the page. It always seemed to be a part of my life. I either moved my emotions and expressed myself through movement or I wrote about it, and as of late writing has become an integral part of my daily, weekly and yearly contribution to something artistic. (One day I’m going to publish a book — I promise!)
- Healing others. I am a yoga teacher, I am a massage therapist (feel free to book me any time!) and what I love doing more than anything is helping others heal, mend, get stronger and spread their wings. In every aspect of my life I’ve been seen and described as a healer, I am not sure how this came about, but if I am going to be useful I would rather be able to heal and guide others to their self healing. This gives me great satisfaction and purpose.
- This is a bonus extra motivation… If I’m able to help another person become unburdened by their situation in some way big or small; this gives me further motivation to be more aware of other people’s needs and desires in connection to my own.
What what keeps you inspired ?
What is your motivation?