Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Bites of Inspiration for Everyday Living

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We all need a bite of "inspiration," to start the day and go to bed peacefully at night; and also to wake-up happily and charged next morning! 

I read somewhere,"life is beautiful when you are laughing." So true! When we are happy in true sense; we see beauty everywhere. We feel motivated and inspired to live more and do more. 

Finding ways to inspire our everyday life may seem tough, but a little effort and practice can make it simpler. One of the ways, I live inspired is by finding things to do- that brings me joy and peace. 

Attract happy thoughts; from the time you leave your bed in the morning. Sometimes thinking happy may seem difficult, but when you decide doing good for yourself and for the people you love, you will learn to live a happy life!

Draw inspirations from others. Try to focus on the good side of people and friends.  Discard what looks bad! Ignore who do not think you are of any worth. I have many such relationships in my life- that I guess it will never get better. Not even tomorrow, or in the coming days. But that does not mean, I am at fault! I cannot sit and feel sad about it, nor I can alone make it better! I can only hope; things will get better some day!

I wish we can find solutions to all problems; but this does not mean- we will stop living! Life is a beautiful purpose (itself). You are alive for a reason and live that reason rather feeling bad for the things that's not under your control.

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Find answer to questions like; what happiness  looks like and why you need it? Who will be affected if you stay unhappy and miserable? 

I believe; inspiration is everywhere. All we need to do is grab it and include in our life. From morning until I hug the bed at night; I hunt for reasons to keep my spirits up and high. Anytime during the day, I feel sad or angry (about someone or something), I try to shift my focus and get busy in "inspiring" myself. I read blogs, take photographs, write, watch my favorite shows, do dishes, do laundry, cook my favorite foods; and many more such things, that keeps me busy and "useful" in my life. I try not to feel anything, rather just do and stay busy. But sometimes I guess; keeping yourself busy is not enough to inspire; then what can we do to feel it everyday?

 I would say- practice! 
Practice looking at the good things in life. Practice picking up your interests, hobbies and dreams- that you have left halfway. Practice living a fulfilled satisfactory life everyday; by avoiding the "sources" that turns your enthusiasm and possibilities upside down!

I have been practicing 'staying inspired,' since the day I realized- my happiness is important for me and my  family. I understood that; my emotions can only get better once I live a meaningful life; every single day! Living with a smile on my face and in my heart too! I was tired of living a burdensome life- with complains, guilt, failures, past wounds and "past me."


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I realized I am in complete charge of my life and nobody; yes! nobody can make me happy and peaceful, except me! "It is only me; that can add a purpose to my living." Life is most of the times; full of blames and unwanted expectations. But if we learn to shut them out of our life- we earn mindfulness and a purpose!  

I try every possible ways to stay motivated and inspired everyday. And after being so, I added the following things into my life:

1. Confidence- There was a time when I had no idea; about who I am and what I can do, but in the present day I am totally sure about my capabilities and the qualities within me. 

2. Gratitude- I never forget to spend some time in gratitude, prayer, reflection,  etc. as I thank God for all the good things he has brought my way. 

3. I Connected with Nature- Nature plays a very important role in shaping our  thoughts, clearing our negative mind and in bringing everyday inspiration to  life. These magical moments were missing in my life; until I realized the  importance of nature's miracle! Days like when I am very upset and or  doubtful, I take some time out and go for a walk, or just sit quietly and observe  the serenity. Feel the bright side of the day and connect with nature     unconditionally.

    Nature's beauty and the natural gifts all around us; is so inspiring and powerful  that; you will definitely end up writing few lines, or capturing the mesmerizing  beauty in your camera. I always feel inspired to write more when I spend some  quiet time amid nature. I have also ended up adding photography to my everyday task!

4. I became a voracious reader- I was able to develop a heavy appetite for books and reading. Nothing can be more inspiring than reading a book or inspirational quotes and stories, that introduce us to the magical wonders of  life.  Words are magical! I start my day reading blogs and stretching out to books and magazines; and end my day by scribbling my learning and new  topic ideas for my next articles.
  I also pen down all the plans and to-do lists for the coming days. This inspires me to start and end my next day successfully and purposefully.

5. Creating Magical Happy Moments for Kids- Definitely my kids are my inspiration. They inspire me everyday to  write journals (where I freeze their everyday life, win, loss, achievements, proud moments, future predictions,  and endless emotions), to write experiences from life and relationships. I was able to create happy and beautiful moments for my kids, from the day I learned  to inspire my everyday! Now I love watching them at play or doing their tasks patiently! I learnt appreciating their spirits and enthusiasm.

6. I laugh more now- I find reasons to laugh a lot everyday! Even when I am  hurt or sad, I continue to laugh with my kids. I try to have fun moments with  them; and if nothing else, I try watching a funny movie/ video and laugh more. This prepares me for the upcoming changes and challenges in my life and  career. I start my day with smile and giggles and try to end it the same way:)

7. A complaint free life- Problems will never leave you; until you learn to deal  with them! So I decided to be more present in my life and focus on the good  things, rather than complaining about the negative reactions and happenings. I  was able to inspire my life without comparing it with others. 

  Now, problems can never prevent me from living my life purposefully!
 Inspiration may seem to be a difficult word, but finding one around you is never   impossible. Keep your chin up in the most challenging days of your life. Find a  reason that brings smile on your face; that motivates you to reach out to your  dreams! Make your days brighter; because you matter!

 Be Yourself! Strive to make every moment  beautiful and to make your day meaningful. Do not forget to compliment and show gratitude  towards all the "beautiful "things, you have received in your life.  

14 comments:

  1. Epsita... much of this is very true... I do believe that we are in charge of our lives and that most times we can decide whether we are happy or not... Unfortunately, there are times when a person is clinically depressed, I have been there off an on for a few years, most times I can get out of it on my own after a short period of time... others I have had to take medication... I think that we have to do what we can to keep ourselves motivated :)... Very good post xox

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    1. Yes, Launna! As long as we can be aware of our happiness and can control it; I guess it would be sufficient to overcome dark moments and memories. Just a little bit of responsibility to make our own life - a little better than yesterday....Glad you liked it:) Thank you so much dear!

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  2. Those are some very good tips for living a happy life , very nicely written post , thank you Epsita :)

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    1. Thank you very much, Aunt! Truly a great experience when you all like my posts and find it worthy to read and comment! Thank you so much:)

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  3. I'm inspired! I could relate to some of your points here and one in particular is about 'connected with nature'. I'm always inspired by what I see around me for I find beauty in them. They make me feel so calm and free my mind from things that bug me. I'm a nature lover! :)

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful post. Keep inspiring us, Epsita, at the same time be inspired! :)

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    1. Thank you a lot, Balqis! I am so happy to know that- I was able to inspire you...Definitely a great feeling for me. Thank you for connecting with me on FB. Would loveeee to write and share more inspiring posts for you, and all. Wish I stand tall in touching and inspiring yours' and my blogger friends, as well as my readers' lives- by writing more!
      Thank you again!!

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  4. Those are some really excellent tips, Epsita! I think this is what I really needed to wake-up to and read this morning! I certainly feel inspired--especially in regards to confidence. It's something that I REALLY need to work on and have been working on. And I just wanted to mention how much more in touch of nature I've become since starting taking photography more seriously. Macro photography is my favorite and I think it's because I spend so much time with nature when I take those kinds of shots. It's truly very peaceful and relaxing!

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely words Felicia. So happy to learn that you liked my post, and I was able to inspire you!
      I am glad to know you were here:)
      Thanks much and please keep visiting!

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  5. This is a wonderful post dear! And thank you so much for your kind words on my blog today as well. I really needed to read this post today and thanks for taking the time to put it all together!
    xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

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    1. Thank you so much Pip. So glad you liked it! Simply love your fashionable blog. You look lovely in all the pictures:)

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  6. Life is beautiful when you are laughing. - so so true! And inspiration is all around us, all you have to do is make the effort to see it!

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    1. Thank you so much Roselie. Appreciate you visiting my blog and leaving me a comment.

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  7. An inspiring life that people must emulate. Life is really beautiful when you surround yourself with greatness.
    Stay beautiful! :)

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    1. Thank you very much, Lux:)
      Love
      Epsita

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