Last week’s inspiration prompt for Inspire Me Thursday was “Positivity”. I had made my daily to-do list and wrote on the last 2, dream and breath. My husband stated that I should make a list of all the things I want to do on a daily basis, but sometimes am to busy, stressed or tired to think about. So this is what I came up with.
* Read a good story. I love reading and if I can do just a little everyday, it makes me feel good, helps my brain to stretch.
* Focus on the positive. This is a big one for me when I’m stressed and at work. I must remember this always.
* Take deep breaths – We breath all day, sure, but do we deep breath? Deep breathing relaxes and calms and gives you much needed oxygen to energize the body.
* Dance a little– I can be so uptight sometimes, and dancing helps me to let go a bit. If a little music is playing, I almost can’t resist.
* Laugh a lot – Laughing (and smiling) is contagious! My husband is the best at getting me to really laugh. It sure can turn a bad mood around instantly.
* Sing, hum, whistle – My grandma used to sing, hum or whistle when she was doing stuff around the house. It always made me smile. How could you not be happy while whistling a tune?
* Go for a walk – Get fresh air, listen to the birds, smell the flowers and take a good look around at all the beautiful trees, colors, etc..
* make something ~ Be creative. This is something I HAVE to do everyday or I get grumpy! Even if it is doodling on paper at work, it gets my right brain functioning and happy.
* Dream Big – Anatole France once said, “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only
plan, but also believe.” I love that!!
* Be Happy – Because you have a choice. Everyone does.
I’m making little 5 x 7 inch prints out of this to put in my shop, just in case you would like a little reminder. They are perfect for putting up on your inspiration board, inspiration wire or in a small frame. OR, make up your own list yourself and hang it somewhere you can see everyday. Sometimes it doesn’t hurt to have little reminders.