Book, videos, audio clips, gurus, workshops, parents, relatives, friends, celebs, leaders… the list of people who we look up-to to inspire us goes on.. every now and then, there are a few books published, we buy them, read, get motivated and follow it for a few days, probably weeks and there it is, stacked up in one of those book shelves, forgotten forever. We all have this urge in us..to be a better human and we continuously look forward to better ourselves. We look at improving our mental health, our physical fitness, constantly endeavor to foster better relationship especially a satisfying love life and impart abundant knowledge and imbibe good habits in our kids…
We all attribute a lot of importance to our mental health, we all want to live stress free and make the most productivity out of the least effort. Nobody wants to stay working forever. Be it an entrepreneur, a stock broker, a educationist or a military leader, all of them look forward to get the work done, get home and have some time off work with family or friends. Everyone wants time off, get de-stressed and have a fun-filled life for themselves. If there are any who feel contrary, I would strongly recommend consulting a shrink. We all should also have some interest beyond our work. You may read, enjoy sports activities or indulge in more creative ways that interests you. There are people who devote all their time for work, work and work…all day and night..Neither do they have any other interest nor do they find time for the family. Above all, such crazy people are difficult to work with and make lives of their co-workers far too unpleasant.
Physical fitness holds the key to good living. Physical fitness comprises of three basic things – Sleep, food and training, with training being the least important among-st the three. There was a point in time where I used to skip on sleep and sometimes on food to focus on training, only to find negative effects on my physique. Sleep also holds the key to ones mental health, thus forms the most important activity of all. I also feel indifferent to the smokers of the world. That is one activity that a man or woman pursues knowing very well that you are doomed.
Wait..now you all must be wondering about the variation between my topic and content. Well, who inspires you remains the most pertinent thing when you pursue achieving a balanced life. There have been times when I have depended on many people, gurus, videos, articles etc for inspiration. It’s nearly eleven years of madness that has led me to conclude that the only way I can achieve is by seeking SELF INSPIRATION…A deep understanding of oneself gets you to understand your madness better. There is no doctor, psychologist, guru or psychic who can understand like the way YOU KNOW YOURSELF. Your mind speaks to you when it feels tired or exhausted and you desperately need a break. It tells you how much stress can you take on and where you need to say a No. It speaks to you…all you need is some patience to listen.
The body also gives you those indication when you need to start showing some interest on your physique. Most of us feel obesity is the indicator, not necessarily. There are many more signs and symptoms that warns of impending trouble. Similarly, when you overdo your workout routines, your body indicates the need for you to rest and recoup. What I strongly believe is that we can be our source of inspiration and motivation. No matter what you are, your mindset can make or break you. We need to keep ourselves motivated, inspired and should continue to make our mental, physical, emotional self better.. We need to inspire ourselves.