Oh wait, you mean I don’t go directly to my Instagram feed for daily inspo? Sure, I do that, but I’m actually pretty zen (hah!) and see inspiration all around me! It’s the tiniest things that sometimes mean the most. Like finding a penny in the parking lot. That penny was put there for me to find. I truly believe that. Maybe it’s a date of something I’m meant to remember. Maybe the 2 seconds in which I bent down to pick it up saved me from getting in an accident. The fact is, I totally paused, and noticed. That penny might give me the next billion $ idea.
(Oxford English Dictionary definition…because if it’s good enough for Rory Gilmore, it’s good enough for me.)
The process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.
A person or thing that inspires.
A sudden brilliant or timely idea.
Divine influence, especially that supposed to have led to the writing of the Bible.
It is sooo interesting that humans naturally do not look up. I think it has something to do with us not having natural predators from the sky…I could be way off so don’t tweet that. But anyway, start by looking up! I’m super child-like and still think clouds are fascinating. They change every day in shapes and sizes and colors and how much sun streams through them. Yeah, that’s inspo free of charge, courtesy of G.O.D. (Yeah, you know me.)
Back to Insta/IG, seriously, what are the cool kids calling it? Instagram has actually made me notice even more tiny works of art and great marketing signs all around. When I see some amazing photo op, obviously I want to share it as much as possible, via social media! I genuinely like to put it out there and get a person moving on that soul train. It’s like paying it forward but with sharing kindness. Oh god, that took a turn down Rainbows and Puppy Dogs Alley.
I’m always looking to get into peak state. (Shout out to Tony! Hit the link. More on that later. I’m obsessed.) I want to be excited about life and feel good about it. It’s simple, but not easy. I still have to choose to work on it every day. It’s not something that comes naturally to most of us; I’ve just trained myself to look for it.
Now please, take some of my favorite ways into consideration.
- Take a different route to work tomorrow! No doubt you’ll see something amusing.
Today I used my GPS to go a new way to my friend’s house. I got to drive through a scenic route that I didn’t know existed and was surrounded by gorgeous tree-lined streets. I know, I know, I’m wonderful. I took the road less traveled. Please call me Whitney Frost.
- Google inspiring movies!
I just watched The Pursuit of Happyness and now think I can be a stock broker.
- Listen to a podcast! Hint, hint…
I’ve heard countless quotables that I write down on sticky notes. Sometimes I throw them in my purse or stick them to the back of my phone. I’ve even written phrases on my hand, like a high school kid, if it’s something I want to remember.
- Make a vision board!
Flip through a magazine. You have no idea how nerdy I am about VBs. Just proved my point by abbreviating it to “VBs.” I get little bursts of happiness when I cut something out for my boards. I’d call it one of my hobbies at this point since I set aside time to sit on my bed and clip some pics of Zac Efron and Tahiti. Trust me. It’s a good time. #joyjolt