Finally got around to starting my blog, all excited and inspired I decided that the title of my first story would be INSPIRED. I have a really great feeling about this, it’s definitely not as difficult as I imagined. The idea of a title came flowing to my mind almost effortlessly and I’m so confident now that I can do this.
Then, two days later, I’m sitting at my desk, staring at my glorious, yet still lonely title, wondering where has my inspiration gone.
Well, I shouldn’t be surprised, after all I am the one who always lectures everyone else that motivation must be practiced daily in order to work. So let’s see. What have I been doing and thinking about in the last couple of days. Hm, right, I guess there’s no going back now. I have to share and I must be honest. So, here we go.
My day starts as 5am when my mobile phone plays one of my favourite songs. No, I don’t get up immediately and yes I know snoozing is not healthy. Anyway, I snooze, three times for ten minutes which gives me additional thirty minutes of sleep. After this time, well I’m still not up. I’m rubbing my eyes and trying hard to refrain from checking my facebook / twitter account. Old habits die hard but I’m working on it.
Finally up and running, my hectic day has started. First things first, I am making bacon sandwich for my son. Yes, every morning and it’s still his favourite and yes I’m being criticised for letting him eat such a bad diet. In my defense, there are nutritionists who actually recommend bacon and eggs as a healthy start to a day and I agree, but anyway that’s a separate story. To continue with my morning routine, breakfast is done and both of our packed lunches prepared and now it’s time to get my son out of bed. Not an easy task early in the morning, but I love challenges, they force me to use my brain and I certainly love my son. So we play for a while, he pretends that he can’t hear me, then I threat that I am going to kick his you know what and after only half an hour or so, he is up.
Long version short, I drop my son off to school and drive to work to spend eight hours of my life that will never come back, with people I have little to nothing in common with, doing a job that means nothing to me but a paycheque at the end of the month which will cover our very basic human needs. It is very important to point out that my thoughts during these eight hours that I spend working every day are not creative ones. Thinking about the job I don’t like doing, thinking about not being paid enough, thinking about everything that’s not right, stressing about wasting my time… Then driving back home, or rather sitting in the traffic worrying about being late to pick up mu son from the after school club and finally arriving home, cooking, eating, washing up, clearing up and crash out.
Wait a minute, that can’t be me. I am a positive person. I am a life coach and NLP master practitioner and I know how this stuff works. But you know what? I am also a human and as humans we can all get stuck in negatives if we don’t pay attention to our thoughts and become aware of the negative ones, so that we can change them.
So, if you feel uninspired and always end up doing something you don’t want to do rather than creating a life you love living, I suggest that you pay attention to your thoughts. Because you see, you create what you think about all the time. Think about it. If you always focus on negatives in your life, where do you think that inspiration and motivation to do something different could come from?
Remember, your thoughts are powerful. They can make you or break you. They can bring you down but also make you fly. The choice is yours.