Get up and be MOTIVATED!
I trust and hope the world is being kind to you.
So what gets you motivated? Life can be a bit of a hamster wheel cant it? However here we are. So we have various choices in life:
Do we search for happiness in gaming, gambling, drugs, porn, lose living, non-accountability, lies and or spending money we don't have - just so we can fill a void - the void being the hamster wheel?
Well, these measures are proven to be a slippery slope and most certainly not advisable. Of course in the plethora of activities to enjoy in life there maybe wiser choices to fill up ones time. Maybe trying many different activities to find 'happiness' then subsequently finding out that they don't provide longterm happiness isn't such a bad thing - but be measured - be safe. The end result will always be the same.
If you're looking for joy outwardly its going to be a long tough road.
Alternatively, we could change our mindset.
We could start (for example) to look at the things we DO have instead of lamenting the things we DONT. We could see the beauty and joy in the small things - smell the roses instead of feeling separate from them. Find the joy in the NOW instead of being concerned about what happened in the past or what may happen in the future. Lessen the bindings of anxiety and therefore becoming more present.
Not an easy exercise I know. Easier said than done! Truthfully we can all find more joy in life if we stop thinking that JOY and happiness is on the other side of the door. The door opens inwards - the joy lies within us if we choose to look there.
Eckhart Tolle is allegedly one of our great spiritual gurus. Whatever your thoughts about him - you may know his name from the very well versed and famous book he wrote: The Power of Now.
He writes, as many spiritual teaches have for centuries, about how changing how you look at your life - can change your life. How about that! Seems so simple doesn't it?
So flipping and reversing the nagging thoughts in your brain that tell you what your life isn't and training your mind to think about what you do have can immeasurably make you a happier person. Not only then can YOU be happier but your happiness will radiate everywhere and create a ripple effect so all those that you touch can feel your happiness too - which in turn, makes you even happier! An energy shift and exchange.
'When you change the way you look things, the things you look at change'
Imagine if we all went about our days trying to encourage, motivate and inspire others! Imagine.
We are all Stars!
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
Life is the dancer and you are the dance.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.