Why Inspiration Matters
Inspiration increases well-being due to the overall positive affect, purpose and gratitude that inspired people exhibit.
Inspiration is also more strongly related to future than to present satisfaction.
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
Reading is to the mind as exercise is to the body.
Make time to read books that help you make positive changes in your life. Then put into practice what you learn every day.
Alone time is just as important as socializing time. It is important to stay alone for you to understand your thoughts and emotions at a deeper level.
When spending time alone, put your phone and other devices away. Turn off the television and meditate for a couple of minutes. Sit down comfortably. Close your eyes and ask yourself, “What do I want? “
You can get inspired by listening to good music. If you are feeling tired and stressed out, just listen to good music. It makes you feel peaceful, happy and relaxed.
And you can only get inspired if you are peaceful, happy and relaxed
When our curiosity is triggered, we are less likely to fall prey to confirmation bias (looking for information that supports our beliefs rather than for evidence suggesting we are wrong) and to stereotyping people (making broad judgments).
Encouraging people to be curious generates workplace improvements.
When we are curious, we view tough situations more creatively. Studies have found that curiosity is associated with less defensive reactions to stress and less aggressive reactions to provocation.
Curiosity encourages members of a group to put themselves in one another’s shoes and take an interest in one another’s ideas rather than focus only on their own perspective.
Thus, conflicts are less heated, and groups achieve better results.
Music helps with making memories from long ago feel relevant again. When you hear a song that had specific meaning to you in the past, the memory of that moment will come back with unbelievable details.
Alzheimer’s patients can sing the songs that they learned as young adults. This is a promising step in treating patients suffering from dementia and those with brain injuries.
This happens because music stimulates the entire brain and not just segments of it. Using this knowledge can help you in various ways.
Ambient music at 70 decibels will increase specific creative tasks by activating the parts of the brain that think in abstract ways.