This week is all about finding inspiration! The idea came from a recent visit of mine to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. During my time at the art museum, I noticed that certain pieces stood out more than others. There were details that brought up a sense of curiosity and excitement. I even began to use my sketchbook again! I became mindful of how I felt in that moment- I felt recharged and motivated!
Why are these moments so important? I think my experience illustrates this well. By connecting with something I already love, like art, I was reminded of how it felt to be around creativity. What sparks joy for you? Be mindful about how certain places, things, people, etc, make you feel. You might notice chills of excitement. Your eyes may widen and you may notice yourself with a pep in your step. Things that inspire us energize us from within.
If you haven’t felt inspired lately, or even felt stuck, try doing something small this week that is special to you. In DBT we teach a skill called accumulate positives. Some examples from our team include mindful eating, trying new restaurants, rock climbing, connecting with hobbies that we used to love, and many more. Accumulate positives asks us to find small things that genuinely bring you joy. Then, the second step of accumulating positives includes throwing ourselves into the activity and experience the activity fully.
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