2015 so far has definitely been an upgrade from 2014! Last year was just a hot mess all around, and I experienced more changes over those 12 months than I ever had before in my life. In 2015, I have had a lot of exciting opportunities come up during January and February. These were the results of the efforts that I made to put more things into action and setting and reaching concrete goals. The results have been awesome. For example, my #SelfCareFeb challenge was something that I was inspired to do because I wanted to get back into the habit of blogging and I wanted to connect with more of my audience. My goal was to double my visitor count per week and to learn how to do graphic design. I actually ended up quadrupling my visitor count and actually starting to like doing graphic design. I found some programs that I can use online for free as alternatives to Photoshop, which I found to be really confusing and expensive to use.
As more things in my life are picking up momentum, I find that I am faced with a lot of different options. Whereas before I felt like I had no alternatives to the challenges that I was facing, now I have an abundance of things to choose from. I often find myself paralyzed with fear because I don’t want to make “the wrong decision” and end up at square one.
This is where Inspired Action comes in. Inspired Action means that you make a decision based on what you feel inspired to do in that particular moment. It means relying on your feelings and intuitive hunches about things, rather than trying to sort them out with your logical mind. Have you ever been driving somewhere and taking a walk and you felt the need to go a different route rather than taking your usual path? That is an example of Inspired Action. You don’t necessarily know why you have that particular feeling, but you follow through on that inspired action with faith that things will work out.
This week is an inspired action week for me. Rather than running through my usual regimented schedule, I’m relying completely on acting on what I feel inspired to do. Everything from what I want to eat to breakfast, to what route I am going to walk my dog on, to when I am going to upload my blog posts is going to be based on what I feel inspired to do.
I also find that it is important to dedicate some extra time to meditation and journaling when relying on Inspired Action. Random things might pop into your head that you might feel are unrelated to what you are trying to achieve, but these thoughts can actually point you towards what you need to do, rather than what you want to do. The thing that you need that could propel you forward could be staring you right in the face, but you may never recognize it because you are expecting it to look like something else!
If you are grappling with a different decision or are considering many different options, I encourage you take some time to sit, clear your mind, and just see how you feel about each option. Your feelings are very revealing. Your brain is connected to your ego, and your ego can essentially talk you into or out of anything. Your heart is where your feelings reside, and your feelings are always pure. They will never lead you astray. Try it out and let me know if it works for you!
Comment Below: Have you ever been inspired to do something out of the norm? How did it work out for you?