• Lexie

5 Ways To Stay Inspired During While Quarantined

Updated: Jun 30, 2021

Wake up, get dressed, go to work, come home, cook dinner, family time, wake up, get dressed, go to work, come home, cook dinner, family time repeat, repeat, repeat! Yes, I realize this is a run on sentence, but isn’t that how life feels sometimes? Like you’re just running on, and on, and on, and on. Just in case you hadn’t realized it yet, I hate routine. Even more so now that the entire world has been brought to a halt. I know it is necessary to keep some kind of routine in order to have an orderly life that makes sense, there is just something about monotony

that just zaps my energy. I guess sometimes there are just so many things demanding my attention, that it’s easy to get side tracked from what really matters to me. And what matters most to me is purpose. Just talking about purpose gives me that tingly, happy, excited feeling inside. You know the one you get when you see a woman with beautiful sparkly, pink glittery glitter eye-shadow. *Insert heart eyed emoji here* No, just me? Ok, weird analogy, I know but you get the point, purpose is exciting, routines are not. So, if you’re anything like me, I bet after too much routining (I like making up words, just go with it), I bet you find yourself on the motivation roller coaster quite often. No worries, I got you covered. Here are 5 ways to stay inspired, when you’re feeling far from your purpose.

1. Take time to rest.

I’ve always found it strange, that we will make time to go the doctor, visit our obgyn, get our eyes checked, teeth cleaned, personal trainer, mani/pedi, etc, but refuse to make time to take care of our mental health. Even if you aren’t interested in a counselor or therapist, it’s still so important to just unplug and recharge your mind. As purpose-driven folks, I know we love being busy, but business takes a toll on your mind and your spirit. Psalm 127:2 says its useless to stay up late and rise early anxiously working for food, for God gives rest to his loved ones. When we are so focused on being booked and busy, that we can’t or wont rest, it may reveal some hidden trust issues that we have with our Father. God will provide for us if we can just learn to sit still and rest, and let him do it.

2. Get around like minded people.

This is crucial, iron sharpens iron! (Proverbs 27:17) I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been on the descending part of that motivation roller coaster, and all it took to get me fired up again was a call, or a text from a friend that was already fired up! Now, I’m not saying cut off all the people in your life that aren’t bursting with fervor and enthusiasm, but if no one around you is growing, it may be a good idea to reevaluate your circle, and begin surrounding yourself with people who motivate and push YOU. Then you can go back and push those friends that feel how you once did.

3. Set new goals.

Sometimes the reason we feel uninspired, is because we have nothing new to hope for. This is a great place to be in though, because it means you’ve already accomplished the goals you’ve set. If you find yourself feeling kind of hopeless, it may be sign that you are simply bored with where you are, and that’s ok. The best way to fix that is to grab your journal and start dreaming!

Your mission basically is your purpose. It’s your why, your reason for doing what you do.

4. Go back to your mission.

Your mission basically is your purpose. It’s your why, your reason for doing what you do. Maybe your lack of motivation is stemming from a disconnection between you and your original mission. You must remember why you started, why was what you are striving for so important to you in the first place? I remember a couple years ago, feeling a bit lost about my purpose. I was on my way to work, and God told me to grab an old journal from like 2 years prior. I was so confused, but I did it. On my lunch break I opened it up and just started reading. The pages just came alive with visions, goals and words from God that I didn’t even remember writing down. Reading them made me feel like I was right in that moment again, like it was all brand new. I was excited and refreshed, once I got refocused on my assignment.

5. Visualize your life on the other side of purpose.

This one is so important. When inspiration is low, the thought of quitting isn’t far off. I think we can often get so caught up in the process of purpose, pushing ourselves to live a purpose-driven life, that we forget our purpose is tied to people. Yes, it feels good to walk in purpose, but God gave us a special call not only to fulfill a yearning within us, but to impact a certain group of people. When you start feeling like you’re ready to throw in the towel, think about all the lives that will be affected if you do. Think about how your life will be affected. And after you do that, think about how life will look, for you and others, if you keep going!

You got this!

Lexie xoxo

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