Monday – what better day is there to reflect on the week just gone and look forward to the week ahead? On this fine Monday morning, I have decided to share with you some of the realisations I’ve had over the past week. Perhaps I could even make this into a little blog series?
Over the last few days I’ve been really stuck for blog ideas and generally lacking inspiration in my life. Yet what I’ve come to realise is you can’t sit around and wait for inspiration to find you, you have to go out and look for it. If I stick to the same mundane routine day in, day out, then of course I’m going to lack motivation and inspiration. It’s time to get out of my comfort zone and actively search for the things that inspire me.
- Go for a walk and explore your surroundings. Take photos of the things you find interesting. You don’t need a fancy or expensive camera, your phone will do! Editing is a powerful tool and can make even the most basic images come alive.
- Mix up your meals and try some different foods. It doesn’t have to be anything too adventurous, I’ve started by adding a few new fruits to my porridge in the morning, such as mango chunks and blueberries. You can buy fruit frozen so that it lasts you ages in the freezer – it’s a more economical way to buy fruit & veg!
- Experience something new. Read a new book, maybe a genre you wouldn’t usually go for. Try out something crafty that you haven’t tried before like drawing or painting. Start a journal. Make something for your room or home (Pinterest is great for diy decor ideas!).
There are so many simple ways that we can enlighten our minds in our every day life. But you have to get out there and find the things that spark your interest because they are out there waiting to be found and they can’t always come to you.
‘Change Nothing, Nothing Changes’
How many times have you wished something in your life was different, but couldn’t be bothered to do anything about it? Well it’s easy enough for us to sit and complain but unless you put in the effort, nothing will change. Simple. At some point you have to realise that your life is in your hands only and it’s up to you to take control and shape it in the way you want to.
Trying Too Hard
I’m beginning to realise that just as it’s possible to not try enough, it’s also possible to try too hard – and that is just as, if not more, damaging. If we get too hung up on something then it’s never going to be right and we will always feel unsatisfied with our progress.
Balance is key! I believe that in many aspects in life we must seek a healthy balance. Eat healthily but don’t be afraid to treat yourself. Care for others but don’t neglect your own needs in the process. Work hard but don’t burn yourself out.
I hope this post sprinkled a little inspiration onto your Monday morning, and do let me know if you would like this to become a regular blog series.
Thanks for reading,
– Lisa x