I am inspired by the world around me.
My life is full of fascinating people, places, and things. Each day, something new happens to me.
No moment in time is actually like any other, even if they sometimes seem that way. Because of this, I am inspired by the world around me.
If I ever feel bored, or like nothing changes, I remind myself to pay closer attention. Everything is always in flux, whether that’s grass growing, a different meal to prepare tonight than I had last night, or a change in the rhythm of my breathing in response to an emotion. When I notice these things, my life takes on color and dimension.
Also, I take particular note of the things that inspire me. I may take a snapshot, blog about them, or simply etch them into my memory. With these experiences, I fill my inner well of images. This way, I never run dry.
The world around me feeds my creativity and leaves me lush with ideas.
My desire to live vibrantly is rekindled each day as I look for novel ways to approach challenges. I revel in the abundance of ideas presented to me and try to incorporate them into my life whenever I feel they might benefit me, which is often!
Today, I make time to contemplate the inspiration that surrounds me. I am thankful for my many opportunities to learn and grow through experiencing the world. And I seek out new ideas and experiences frequently to help keep me inspired.
Today’s Self-Reflection Questions:
1. What regular occurrences in my life would be more enjoyable if I was more fully present for them?
2. Aside from pure enjoyment, in what ways would this benefit me?
3. What sources of inspiration do I have in my life today? Are there some new ones I would like to cultivate?
Angela Atkinson is a Certified Life Coach and the author of more than 20 books on narcissism, narcissistic abuse recovery and related topics. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic relationships since 2006, Atkinson was inspired to begin her work as a result of having survived toxic relationships of her own.
Atkinson offers trauma-informed coaching and has certifications in life coaching, level 2 therapeutic model, CBT coaching, integrative wellness coaching, and NLP. She is a certified trauma support coach and certified family trauma professional. She also has a professional PTSD counseling certification. Her mission is to help those who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation and move forward into their genuine desires – into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves.
Along with her solution-focused life coaching experience, Atkinson’s previous career in journalism and research helps her to offer both accurate and understandable information for survivors of abuse in a simple-to-understand way that helps to increase awareness in the narcissistic abuse recovery community. Atkinson founded QueenBeeing.com Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support, the SPANily Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support Groups and the Life Makeover Academy. In her life coaching practice, Atkinson’s clients enjoy her personalized approach that allows and encourages them to become the best possible versions of themselves and to succeed in doing what they love most. She offers individual and group coaching for victims and survivors of narcissistic abuse at NarcissisticAbuseRecovery.Online and NarcissismSupportCoach.com.