The lovely Elizabeth from Rosalilium is running her Blog Every Day in May challenge again this year, so I have decided to give it another go.
I love dipping into TED talks. With such a wide range of topic covered, there is always something they can teach me.
I’ve even been to a TEDx event that brings the TED experience to live local audience. Definitely worth checking out if you get the chance to go to one.
As TED talks can tell us so much and have inspired me, today, I want to share with you 5 talks that I have discovered that have a positive message or have positivity at the heart of them.
As I write this, it is Easter Monday here in the UK and #StormKatie is making herself known outside.
While the wind is blowing the trees about, I have been reflecting on just how good it has been to have a few days off. The Easter period allows many people to have a 4 day weekend, which is really nice.
It is a time when people can relax, recharge and have some fun. And then there is the chocolate. Did you get any Easter eggs?
It is important for us to have some time out. It helps with our well-being and mental health. It allows us to disconnect from some of the pressures of life. It can only be a positive thing.
I find that the space also helps me to reengage with my creativity and reignites my inspiration which sometimes get lost under the pressure of work and life responsibilities.
I’ve spent some time this weekend watching and listening to some episodes of my favourite Science Fiction shows. I love a great Science Fiction tale with interesting new worlds and spaceships to discover (my out and out favourite is Blake’s 7). Making space for some of the things we love to do is so important in my book.
How about you? Would you agree? What did you do over Easter? Did you have some time out? How does it benefit you?
Hands up who loves having something to aspire to or look forward to?
A bit of a direction when life looks a bit negative.
That’ll be me then.
We do need a way to remember what those things are because life is just too damn complicated sometimes for us to remember everything all of the time.
Can I let you into a little secret?
There have been 2 items hanging around on my to-do list for what seems like ages.
I am not exactly sure how long ages is but I would say a couple of months at the very least.
The reason they have been there so long is because neither of them were a 5 minute job.
Both required planning and I estimated a number of hours if not days of my time to complete.
The thought of that implication had kept them languishing there.
And they would still be there if I hadn’t taken the time to reconnect with my inspirational word of the year.
What was that again?
Ah, yes, that’ll be action then
The reason I chose this word in the first place is because I know the positive effects it has on me when I step up and start taking action. It usually spurs me on to wanting to do more.
So I decided I should step up and get both items done.
And yes, I was right, they weren’t a 5 minute job.
They did many hours of my time.
I could have given up part way through.
Nobody would have been any the wiser. After all, they couldn’t see my list. They just wouldn’t know.
But I would have known.
This time I was determined. I would get the job done. I would do whatever took.
That meant working into the evening. And on the weekend.