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Can ya’ll believe it’s already mid-May? Seems like time is moving faster than the speed of light these days. It’s easy to get stuck in a routine and just move through tasks without thinking too much about it. However, it’s important to slow things down and remember why we were doing those tasks in the first place.

I don’t know about you, but I could use some inspiration in that respect! Luckily, I came across an amazing article with “5 ways to keep yourself inspired to achieve your goals” that I just had to share!

  • “Use inspirational quotes.” Quotes are a great way to inspire you! I like saving my favorite passages in a notebook and reread them when I’m feeling unengaged. You can source little tidbits of inspo from anywhere! Blogs, books, friends, etc. A quote that I’ve been hanging on to recently is the following, “Doubt is a killer. You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.” I’ve been thinking about this a lot actually. Often times we doubt ourselves and our successes, but that’s not productive. Holding on to this quote has helped me a lot whenever I’m stressed out. What quote speaks to you?
  • “Make a list of your reasons.” Similar to finding inspiration from outside quotes, remember to inspire yourself! Write down the reasons of why you set out to achieve your goals in the first place. What is motivating you? What do you hope to gain? What do you look forward to? Writing it all down will help remind you of why you started down this path. Achieving your goals can take a long time, and when things get hard, the written list will be a perfect source of inspiration. If you really want to make the most out of this experience, you should meditate on your list regularly- weekly or even daily reminders will help you focus your efforts even more!
  • “Let others inspire and lead you.” It’s easy to think you have to go at it alone. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel here! You can find inspiration from those who around you. Talk to friends, family, coworkers, mentors, etc. Listen to their stories and feel inspired!
  • “Select a physical representation.” If you need a daily reminder, pick a physical item to represent your goals. Your own personal talisman will serve as a dose of inspiration every time you are feeling down. It sounds cheesy, but it really works! You can choose anything as long as it brings you joy. It doesn’t have to speak to anyone but you. It should be personal to you! If you put it on your desk, you can look at it with pride every day!
  • “Exercise, meditate and play.” Stress can be really debilitating. And as much as I hate the phrase, “Work hard, play hard,” it’s a good message. Remember to find balance in your life. Inspire yourself by doing things that you love. Partake in fun activity that brings you joy!

So, that’s it, folks! Remember to inspire yourself every day- whether it is something small or something constant, it makes a huge difference!