Woo Hoo!!! I am excited. Passion week is upon us!! I have an extravagant fondness
for this week in my project. It is so much fun discovering new passions and amping up old ones. As you will learn from my fabulous guest blogger tomorrow PASSION kind of drives the whole thing.
This week it is time to get dirty! Time to dig in and get in touch with the stuff that makes your heart sing. We will also not be ignoring the experience of strong love or sexual desire part of my passion definition so if you have a lover be prepared for some fun passion boosters later in the week.
As we kick off the week take a moment and think about your the things that really get you fired up. What are your favorite activities, who are your favorite people? What could be done to make your experience richer and fuller? Where in your life could adding passion make a difference? These are the type of inquiries I will be encouraging this week. Get ready to be inspired.
This week's "Bliss Initiatives" are color coded in purple for quick identification. They are specific things that you too can try, if you want to play along with me. However, because as Earl Nightingale says, "you become what you think about," even if you only follow along, and never take on any of the bliss initiatives, I expect some positive results. I will be exploring and encouraging PASSION this way:
- Indulge your interests - From FindArticles post Improve your Groove The time you spend away from work is meant to refresh and rejuvenate you. But how often do you actually enjoy those hard-earned days off? Make the most of your leisure hours because time flies even when you're not having fun--especially if your commute is long and your workload spills into nights and weekends.
Action item What hobbies have you been wanting to take up? If you've always fantasized about performing, enroll in an acting class or sign up for piano lessons. Or try turning your to-do list into a "to-be list," suggests Joe Robinson, author of Work to Live (Perigee, 2003). "Look for things that make you feel at home, in awe, inspired or impassioned. Those are great places to be," he writes. "The idea is to lose yourself, and your usual self-conscious straining, to the surroundings."
- Keep things fresh - If you are in a romantic relationship this is the week to do something fun and surprising. It is all too easy to let your comfortable relationship get too comfortable. If you don't already employ The 30 Second Kiss which I have brought up multiple times (in these posts ), or in my case have slacked off it is time to get back in that groove. Other fun romantic gestures should also be added liberally (try the ezine article 101 Romantic Gestures if you need some inspiration.)
- Keep overall enthusiasm and energy high. From I do Inspire: Strive to increase overall energy in your work environment. You need this energy to fuel passion. Smile, laugh, and engage in fun activities to keep energy levels high.
Fake it until you make it. The trick is to act passionately even if you aren’t, eventually it becomes a habit and in the meantime your energy will lift everyone up.
Everyday our body language comes through loud and clear. Is yours inspiring confidence and energy in others or is it tired or just uptight?
- Come back tomorrow for more! - My delightful guest blogger, Vanessa from Optimal Optimist, has come up with her own passion initiatives which will definitely inspire!
Next Post: Everyday Bliss Guest Post: Find your Passion and Become it!
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