Are you like me and struggle with staying positive throughout the day? You may lack the motivation or drive to get through.
Discouragement seems to peek it’s dirty head around the door and leer at you. Telling you you’re not good enough.
Lets stop discouragement from influencing us today. Instead, bring encouragement to you.
There’s a couple tricks I’m discovering. They’re helping me battle discouragement and to become encouraged throughout my day.
So much so, I’d like to share with you what I’m doing to find encouragement throughout my day. I think it’ll help you so please read on.
Have a motivational Flip Book on your desk: Years ago I received an inspirational flip book from my in-laws. It’s sat on my office desk since we’ve moved into our home and set up the home office.
On days I’m feeling down, I’m able to pull it forward, flip through a couple of pages, and become encouraged.
When you add the building, nesting, feeding, and teaching time, eagles spend most of their lives investing in the next generation
Excerpt from Man of God flip book
Look into getting one of these flip books/perpetual calendars. They can brighten your day and give you the encouragement to make it through.
Call a friend: Texting is the hot thing these days. We’re able to shoot off a quick message and get it to the recipient faster than ever.
There’s only one problem. Texting destroys the personal touch a phone call has. You get to see the words but you don’t get to hear the words. Hear the voice inflection. Hear the emotion.
Take time to pause and take things a little slower. Pick up the phone. Only this time, don’t send a text. Dial the number of a friend and press the TALK button.
You’ll be amazed at the feelings hearing a human voice can bring. Let that be an encouragement to you.
Get moving: By now, you know I’m a huge fan of exercise and movement. There’s a reason behind this. When we move and are physically active, our body responds.
The body is designed to be active and moving. Scientific research shows that the sedentary lifestyle drains our energy and may even be killing us.
So get up and get moving. Let your blood start pumping. And boost your mood
Place sticky notes in strategic locations: Let yourself become the encouragement! Write your favorite encouragement quotes on a sticky note and place them where you’re likely to see them.
As you pass by the sticky notes, stop and read the note you left for yourself. Let it be a reminder there’s encouragement everywhere.
Partake in a hobby: Sometimes we’re so consumed with our work that we forget we’ve got other interests. Don’t neglect them.
Find a hobby and take time toe enjoy what you love. Go fly a stunt kite, race RC cars, listen to music, or paint a picture.
Get lost in a hobby and watch your encouragement level rise.
You don’t have to live a discouraged life. You can live a life full of encouragement and enjoyment.
Create ways to easily bring the encouragement to you. It’s easier than you think.
Question: How do you bring encouragement to you? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.