I was gonna come and ask YOU all how do you stay motivated and inspired because I woke up in a blah mood. It’s raining. I didn’t have rain boots. I got stuck in traffic. I didn’t pack a lunch nor do I have lunch money. I mean I could keep creating a myriad of things to complain about just because it’s Monday. I tried being unhappy and I just didn’t like the feeling so I turned it around on purpose.
I came across an article from Madame Noire’s website just in time for this dreary Monday. It is called How To Find Inspiration When You’re Feeling Down. It goes through a list of things you can do to find inspiration when your mood is pretty much shot, or getting there. Or maybe just a case of the Mondays. Here are my three favorite things from the article to do:
Encourage others. Even when you are feeling down, it is still beneficial to try to offer someone else an encouraging word or a smile. Sometimes, seeing how we have positively impacted another person’s life is just what we need to lift our spirits as we endure our trials.
Listen to some inspirational music. Whether it’s John Legend, Common, Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Beethoven, Mozart, John Coltrane, Nina Simone, Marvin Sapp or Yolanda Adams, music is a powerful force relative to inspiration. Taking a few moments of your time to listen to beautiful musicianship and profound lyricism can certainly boost a weary soul. There is probably a song in your library that pertains to your situation.
Pray for inspiration. Prayer is often forgotten as an excellent weapon to combat the blues. Spending some time by yourself and praying for inspiration and a better disposition and countenance can be just what you need. Countless individuals from around the world can attest to the wonderful power of prayer.
Maybe this list will inspire you to create your own. Happy Monday!