Inspiration can come from many sources, including a world-renowned, legendary boxer like Muhammad Ali.
During his heyday, Ali was in a class of his own. He had an agile body, quick feet, and a clever tongue; and he adroitly leveraged all these strengths to gain a physical and psychological edge over his opponents.
Outside the ring, Ali was a man of conviction, from his conversion to the Nation of Islam and subsequent name change (from Cassius Clay), to his refusal to serve in the U.S. Army and vocal opposition to the Vietnam War. He was also known as a warm, kind-hearted, generous man with lots of love to give, which he poured out on family, friends, fans, and children.
In Ali’s book The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life's Journey authored with his daughter Hana Yasmeen Ali, his warmth shines through as his shares his inspiring recipe for a good life
You know the feeling, that inner exhaustion that seems all-encompassing. You're missing your inner spark; you no longer have the enthusiasm that makes you want to dive into your day. You're not depressed, but you feel inwardly tired and and it's hard to get motivated.
These are symptoms of being emotionally drained, and the impact can reach across all areas of your life. In order to regain your emotional energy and equilibrium, you need to know what's causing the problem.
Here are five common reasons why you may be feeling emotionally drained.
We've all gone through periods when we felt tired, stuck, or unmotivated. Your energy is down, and simply getting through each day may feel like a challenge. Pushing yourself to take action during these times can be difficult, yet this is often precisely what's needed to start turning things around.
In her book I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was, Barbara Sher emphasizes the importance of action when you're feeling stuck. She also makes the connection between action and luck. In short, your willingness to take some type of action directly influences the amount of good luck that comes your way.
Sher provides four good reasons for taking action, even when you're unclear about what you want or feeling unmotivated.
If you’re ready to improve your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being, grab your journal and start writing. Your state of mind will be positively impacted while you’re writing; and you’ll continue to reap additional benefits long after you put your pen down.
Managing thoughts and feelings.
At any given time, you may have a complicated mix of thoughts and feelings swirling around in your head. Managing all those thoughts and feelings is no easy feat.
Tips for achieving optimal wellness, inside and out.