There are so many outside stimuli that affects you on a daily basis. It can be the news, social media, and your peer group. What you consume can affect you in multiple ways. It can inspire emotions that are either positive or negative, inspiring or destructive. Usually, you might think about consumption to be what you eat or drink. Consumption has to do with the music you listen to, people you surround yourself with, and media you watch. If you make more of an effort to inject positive experiences and influences into your life – you will notice a positive change.
1. Make time for what you love
Life can easily be filled with an endless list of responsibilities and tasks to complete. Although it should be a priority to complete your responsibilities, try fitting in one activity or experience you enjoy into your day. It will make you more satisfied and less stressed.
Exercising releases endorphins into your body that make you feel better almost instantly. Try exercising each day for a duration of 20 minutes to an hour. It doesn’t have to be going to the gym. You can go for a walk, dance, yoga, and whatever gets you active.
3. Listen to inspiration
Whatever your aspiration, passions, and goals are in life – find people who have already achieved the success you wish to reach. Try to infuse inspiration into your daily life – it can be a podcast, video, or even finding a mentor. It’s helpful to observe someone who as already faced the trials and tribulations that you must overcome. Especially on days where you lack motivation, seeking inspiration can put you back into balance.
4. Show gratitude
Showing gratitude can increase the positivity and joy you regularly experience. Take a moment to be still and appreciate everything going right in your life. It’s so easy to shift our focus on what is going wrong and what can be improved. It takes real power to focus on what you’re grateful for. It can be as simple as having fresh and clean water available, you can be grateful for the small things right now.