Inspiration comes in many forms and can be a motivational factor in work and personal life. However, it’s not about being perfect or having the best life in the world because that will depend on the person and what they want in life.
As long as you actively seek inspiration in your life, you’re going to be a success, though some days may be harder than others.
Staying Inspired At Work
Everyone always says that if you love what you do, you’ll never “work” in your life. While that may be true for most days, veterinarians who love animals are going to have days when they don’t want to deal with another person’s pet.
The trick is to seek inspiration and find it by stepping out of your world, unplug from technology and breathe it all in.
Even if you feel chained to your desk and have to use timers for breaks and restroom needs, you can still step away from your work for a moment to regenerate, even if it’s only in your mind. Closing your eyes and focusing on your breath can do wonders for keeping you motivated and inspired.
While you can’t unplug from technology while at work (usually), you can keep off the smart-phone or tablet while on break or lunch. Focus on what you’re doing at that moment and who you’re with. Strike up a conversation with a co-worker, and you may find inspiration for a new project or problem.
Staying Inspired Everywhere
For all the other times when you need inspiration, there are a variety of options to get motivated. Find out what you think is beautiful and be in it, if only for a few minutes. If you love the water and find it tranquil, go to a body of water or listen to the sound of waves on your computer.
Likewise, you can use music as inspiration, as well. Decide what type of mood you’re in, or listen to some oldies but goodies to get the creative juices flowing.
Another trick is to surround yourself with people who inspire you. It makes sense that if you surround yourself with individuals who complain or talk negatively about others, you’ll feel more negative and in a bad mood. If you choose to hang out with optimists and opportunists, you’re more likely to catch that creativity and inspiration bug.
Exercise/meditation is another way to get inspired. When you work out, your body uses more oxygen, which means your brain is stimulated. Likewise, yoga and meditation can help calm the mind and body, which may also help them both work together to generate new ideas and or help you go in a new way on projects.