Monday, January 7, 2013

Daily Inspiration: How to Avoid Despair

by Benita A Tyler

Emotional wellness is essential to maintaining a good mental disposition. We are plagued by many things that cause us to experience despair.

The sad part is "we" contribute to our own unhappiness by moving through the day interjecting our negative attitudes, depression, and lack of motivation into feelings that cause our spirit to become depleted.

What might "we' do to change our mindset? Can despair really be avoided? These are some questions we ask ourselves. The answers to these questions are a resounding yes! We have to jump-start our joy.

Daily inspiration is not just a catch phrase - it is a real phenomenon. If we are going to going to change our negative mindset to positivity we have to practice daily inspiration. What are the negative thoughts you're feeding your psyche daily?

For example, when your feet hit the floor the first thing in the morning are you saying these words "Today is going to suck I can't get anything right" if this is your mindset make the choice to change it by learning how to feed your psyche positive daily inspiration.

You can accomplish this goal by finding positive poems, words of wisdom, and mentors that will serve as your go-to reserve bank these tools will help you divert despair by transcending it into positivity that will bring you joy.

There are days when I must remind myself that my emotional state anchors how I interactions with others daily. If I'm feeling sad and focus on things that plague me the vibes I send to others will be interpreted as such; the people I come in contact with will reciprocate the same vibes.

We cannot allow our emotions to "win" the day. Utilizing positive self-talk daily is an excellent way to avoid despair. What are the things that inspire you? What makes you smile? Are you even capable of making yourself happy? These are valid questions that must honestly answer. They are the catalyst for experiencing daily inspiration.

After doing some honest self-reflection I found that my daily inspiration comes from reading short devotions. They allow me to align my emotions in positive ways. I find that if I'm feeling despair on any given day it dissipates quickly after reading them. I encourage you to do some honest reflection so that you can find an appropriate source of inspiration. Learn to control your emotions by changing your ways of thinking in 2013.

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