Updated: Aug 13
At times, it’s pretty safe to say that we all suffer from a lack of motivation and inspiration, no matter how hard we try to turn things around and prove otherwise.
Life, at times, can be testing and if you’re struggling to find the motivation and inspiration needed to achieve your goals and be the best version of yourself that you can be, it’s important to do everything in your power to drag yourself back up and get back on the right path.
Inspiration and success are synonymous with one another, as the two go together like salt and pepper. You can’t have one without the other, but what do you do when your inspiration has deserted you? Simple. You surround yourself with people and things that motivate and inspire you.
Whether you draw inspiration from a good book, a documentary, a specific place, an activity, or even a person, surrounding yourself with inspiration and motivation is more beneficial than you could ever imagine.
Here are 3 great reasons to surround yourself with motivation and inspiration.
You’ll become more positive
It doesn’t matter whether you’re reading a self-help book, getting lost in a fantasy fiction masterpiece, watching a TED talk by a motivational speaker, taking a walk in the countryside, or simply just spending time with somebody that motivates you, you can’t help but become more positive.
When you’re inspired and motivated, you’ll find yourself with a different outlook on life. Whereas in the past, if things didn’t go your way you dwell on them and let them defeat you, if you become more positive you’ll use these as learning curves and find the positives from them.
Positivity breeds creativity, and creativity breeds success and happiness. The more positive you become, the happier you’ll feel and the better a person you will be.
Your mental health will improve
Right now, it is estimated that more than 300 million people currently suffer with depression, though in reality experts predict that this number is much higher.
Depression and other mental health issues such as anxiety and stress, can leave you feeling fatigued and physically exhausted, no matter how much
sleep you have. They can consume your entire life, zap your creativity and motivation and make even the most trivial of tasks a real challenge.
A great way to improve your mental health is to do things that motivate you, inspire you, and lift your spirits.
Whether it’s going for a walk in the nearest woodlands, or getting lost in a good book, finding the time to do things that inspire and motivate you will do wonders for your mental health.
You’ll become more productive
If you’re looking to become more productive and to get more done, it’s important to draw motivation and inspiration from wherever you can source it.
Books and various other reading materials are prime examples of this, as we can draw inspiration and motivation from books in a variety of different ways.
Wherever you draw your inspiration from, you’ll find that as your motivation and inspiration increases, you’ll become more productive and will get much more done as and will get much more done as a result.