This time of year can leave us a feeling a bit jaded and unmotivated. No wonder we have Valentine's Day in the middle of February to bring in some warmth and passion. This week's post is your invitation to find more passion in your life!
We know that passion is infectious- remember the last time you spent a few hours with someone who was enthusiastic and how this made a difference to how you felt?
As a coach, I am fascinated by the theme of passion, and how we cultivate that vital "spark" that makes us feel alive and expanded. Last week, I attended an inspiring talk by Gregg Levoy who has a new book out called "Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion." As well as talking about passion, Gregg talked about "dis-passion" which is the experience of being numb, stuck or bored with our lives.
How do we get our passion back when it seems to have gone into hiding? Gregg reminded us that passion will come and go naturally but there are ways in which we can cultivate it too. And of course Gregg's talk inspired me to write this post to you!
3 Ways to Reconnect to Your Passion
- Stop doing the same old things in the same old ways and experiment with your life. Create a different routine in your day and see what happens.
- Step out of your comfort zone. It doesn't need to be a huge step but it could mean that you risk saying something positive to someone rather than keep quiet or step up in the way you do something.
- Spend an hour a day doing something you are passionate about, this could be painting, writing, baking, walking and notice what happens.
I'd love to hear how you get on, so please post a comment in the box below.