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Dec '09

The Inspired Life – Day 0


My Recent Funk

Today sitting at lunch I realized I was in a total funk. Recently I’ve felt pretty uninspired, a little empty, quite bored, a little agitated by things, and overall unmotivated. This has been going on for a few days. I couldn’t exactly say why I’m feeling this, maybe the excitement of being in China has dimmed a little? Maybe I’m a little frustrated with certain aspects of Chinese culture? It would be easy to say it is because of breaking up with my girlfriend yesterday but that was my choice, and it was pretty mutual and non-upsetting for both of us, plus I was feeling this way before it happened. The truth is I don’t think it’s any of these things. I try to derive my happiness from the inside rather than external situations, and none of those things are really bothering me that much. I think the truth is I’m just having a mental funk. I think it’s because I’m not consciously trying to create awesomeness, and I’m allowing myself to feel dull and uninspired when the truth is it’s within my control to change.

I’ve had periods like this before in the past, where I am a little unhappy for no real reason. During these times I don’t feel like doing anything productive, not much excites me, I feel like zoning out with some mindless entertainment for a few days. The funk passes eventually and I’m back to my happy relaxed self… but I believe how we act will determine how we feel. It shouldn’t be the other way around. Usually when I’m in a funk I don’t feel much like turning it around, but I know I’m hurting myself when I give into the funk. That’s why this time I’m not going to wait for the funk to past. I’m going to consciously choose to start living a more inspired life, and take control of my own mental state. I’m going to start the 10 day inspired life challenge!

The Intention:

To live 10 inspired, conscious days full of awesome experiences. To break myself out of my funk, to rekindle my positive spirit, to learn interesting lessons, to create some unforgettable memories, and to incorporate future habits for inspired living extending well past the 10 days.

The Method:

I’m going to live a Yes Man kind of life for the 10 days, saying ‘Yes’ to every invitation that comes my way. I’m also going to try to live with absolute freedom. I’m going to talk to absolutely every stranger I meet, and be 100% authentic and honest in my interactions. I also plan to seek some kind of adventure every day. In addition I will live as consciously as possible, staying in the present moment, doing visualizations, feeling grateful, and trying to set up my life for future awesomeness.

I’m going to try my best to live an inspiring 10 days, I’m not sure what will happen, but I hope by putting this intention out there and trying my best to create it some amazing synchronicities will fall into place.  Blogging about it will also force me to stick to my intention!

Stay tuned to see what happens!

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  • http://thatgirlisfunny.com Cheryl from ThatGirlisFunny

    Thanks for sharing your adventures with us. I can't wait to see what happens and what you learn with this experiment! I love synchronicity!

  • http://www.traveltogrow.com Devin Licastro

    synchronicites are the best, i totally need to write an article about them! Sometimes a big string of coincidences that have almost 0 chance of every happening one after another will appear. I personally believe when that kind of thing happens it was 'meant to be' or manifested for a specific reason… its the type of event we are meant to learn from… what do you think?

    hope you enjoy the rest of the 10 day series~

  • http://www.traveltogrow.com Devin Licastro

    synchronicites are the best, i totally need to write an article about them! Sometimes a big string of coincidences that have almost 0 chance of every happening one after another will appear. I personally believe when that kind of thing happens it was 'meant to be' or manifested for a specific reason… its the type of event we are meant to learn from… what do you think?

    hope you enjoy the rest of the 10 day series~

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