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This post is part of The Declaration of You BlogLovin' Tour, which I'm thrilled to participate in along with 200+ other creative bloggers. Learn more - and join us! - by clicking here." This week's theme is Enthusiasm. Here is my personal take on the subject:
Three Ways to Add More Enthusiasm to Your Life
According to Gordon Parks, “Enthusiasm is the electricity of life.” What an inspiring statement. Can’t you just feel the power in those words? But just how do you actually ignite your own day-to-day life with enthusiasm? Here are three ways how I add enthusiasm to my own daily life.
Find Your Passion – What is that one activity that would make you joyfully jump out of bed every morning ready to take action? Try to identify that passion that will make you lose track of time. If you’re not sure, do some journaling on this topic.
You are seeking that activity that will absorb your mind so totally that you will feel in flow during the process. In my own life, creating mixed-media art is my passion. And to make sure that I honor that passion, I make art on a daily basis. However you do not need to be an artist to find passion. Seek the passion that turns you on, whether it’s cake decorating or making music.
Set Goals and Plans – Setting goals gives you something to strive for - and adds more meaning to your life. It relates to that jump-out-of-bed happy feeling that I mentioned earlier. Add more punch to your goals and plans by running them by the “happiness test.”
Your primary aim is to add more joy to your life. Likewise, make sure your goals are personal, thereby important, in your life. It is YOU who you are trying to please and energize. Tying the goals to your passion will also help you create that enthusiastic momentum. Set both short-term and long-term goals to keep you involved in the process.
Embellish Your Surroundings – To foster enthusiasm, it helps to create a nurturing environment. I’m not talking total room makeovers. Instead, refresh your Inspiration Board. Put up some positive posters. Take out those pretty and precious items that you have hidden away and display them in your favorite room to foster an uplifting environment.Following are a few quotes on enthusiasm. Print these quotes out - hang them on your walls - and fill your world with Enthusiasm!