Quarantine News Series, is a commitment of LatinTRENDS to bring our audience empowering, uplifting content to keep you moving forward and in good spirits, by providing solutions and inspirational content instead of fear based news, during these challenging times of coronavirus pandemic.
Today, many of us are home more then what we are used to being, because the coronavirus quarantine. Reports indicate that stress levels are higher than normal, alcohol sales have increased over 50%, and domestic violence cases are up.
During these challenging times, many people don’t have peace or happiness as most are in a state of fear. Now more than ever, people need inspiration.
An inspired person will have more energy, become less bored, be a more productive and happier person. Inspiration is what fuels the motivation we need to get shit done, it’s a one two combination that will knock out fear.
When we get things done, we feel good about ourselves, and when we feel good about ourselves, we feel good about others. Unfortunately, the opposite is also true.
If you want to work out, clean your room or garage, go for that three mile jog, eat healthier, pray more, be a better son, dad, sister, husband, wife, make more money, begin that course, begin that idea, start that business, call and say i’m sorry to someone that you know you offended, whatever!
We need to be motivated to do things and if we’re not, we won’t do much except come up with excuses on why we did not or could not do them. This is when we are vulnerable to suffer from depression and anxiety, we have let our guard down and let the funk rush in, because when we were more in tune with our fears than our faith, ( and it happens too often), fear wins. However fear can be good, when we learn to channel it, so that we can use it as a tool that warns us to be aware and proactive on making adjustments that empower us and not let it interfere with living our best life because of it.
The good news is, we can control this, because its an emotion and we get to choose which emotions we give strength too.
So, its really up to you. You choose; fear or faith?
“Do you want to beat fear and kick it’s ass”?
“Do you want to let fear beat you”?
I say: “To hell with fear”! Embrace inspiration! start by consuming less news, or better yet non at all….AND I’M IN THE MEDIA BUSINESS!
News is a money making industry. One that doesn’t always make the goal to report the facts accurately. Gone are the days of tuning in to be informed straightforwardly about local and national issues. The reality is watching the news can be a psychologically risky thing to do, which could cause harm your mental and physical health.
Fear based news and other forms of media prey on the anxieties we all have and then hold us hostage. Being glued to the television, reading the paper, or surfing the Internet increases ratings and market shares — but it also raises the probability of depression
I’m not saying to go in the dark from our world and what’s happening in it, absolutely not, what I want to emphasis is for you to be informed, but be smart about it. I get my news from research I do, to identify unbiased intelligent information, and even then, I question it.
Seek empowering, educational and inspirational content, as opposed to being a news junkie. As they say; “seek and ye shall find”, what you seek, is on you.
Now more than ever, people need inspiration because inspired men and woman are able to be optimistic even in challenging times, they stand up for something and do not fall for anything. Don’t fall for so much fear based media, be an intelligent consumer of it.
Be safe, be smart, be inspired!
Note: inspiration and motivation is not something you work on a few times and you’re done. It’s something you have to work on every day of your life, It’s a lifestyle, it’s a mindset and it takes an awareness of this but it’s worth it. Inspiration and the motivation it leads to is omnipotent.
Follow these eleven items below as a guide for your inspiration👀
Don’t consume so much of the mainstream media
Look for educational, uplifting, inspirational content, it’s out there, but it won’t be delivered to you on your TV, you have to seek it. That’s right, what good for you is not presented to you, you have to make the effort to find it. Thank God, that today that effort, is effortlessly. Just type in google or YouTube search bar “inspirational videos” or “motivational content”.
Listen to a New Type of Music
Seek out music that is different to what you usually listen to and try it out. What about jazz, classical music has been proven to relax you and even increase your intelligence while you read or study
Learn About the History of Your industry or craft
Learn about how your creative craft or industry originated, who the pioneers and greats were and how it has progressed over time. In every industry history, there is much inspiration to be found.
Watch a Great Film
There’s something powerful about a great film that can really get you thinking, not to mention take your mind off the current pressing issue you may have. Pick out a great film and absorb it fully.
Watch an Inspiring YouTube video
There are so many inspiring YouTube videos you can watch to not only get inspired but to also learn ways and means to get better, more productive, less stressed, more grateful for your life, the things and people in it, and so much more. Just type in inspirational or motivational videos in the search bar.
Read an Autobiography of Someone You Admire
Reading about the life of someone you admire can be greatly inspiring. Hearing about their struggles and triumphs can inspire you in your own work and life.
Follow People Who Inspire You on social media
We’ve all got creative idols. Go follow yours on Twitter, IG, YouTube or FB and get inspired every day by their content
Journal Your Thoughts
Journaling can be a powerful release and spark creative inspiration both now and in the future. Your journal is your special space to be open and free with your words, letting what is within shine through. This can not only be very therapeutic, but can also provide magic in helping you find your purpose and what motivates you. It can lead to some very powerful revelations about yourself. It can also lead to some great ideas for you. You can use a paper journal or an app that I love like evernote.
Take some time to sit, be still and breathe. Our busy lives can sometimes leave us so frantic that it can be difficult to get inspired. By taking the time out to meditate, you’ll give your brain a chance to refresh.
Connect with Nature
Take some time out in nature and appreciate its amazing beauty. Go for a hike through the bush, climb a mountain or simply have a picnic by the pond in your local park. Nature has a way of reminding us, that everything will be ok and that we are not alone.
Read an Inspiring Blog Post
Visit your favorite bloggers and read an inspiring post. There’s nothing like a few powerful words to spark your inspiration.