As we collectively tune in to cheer on our favorite athletes in the next few weeks, there’s a good chance that we’ll be in awe of the experience. We’ll be watching a grand Opening Ceremony, complete with beautiful music and visually spectacular effects. We’ll be rooting for teams and athletes with inspiring stories of hard work, dedication and sacrifice. And overall, we’ll be a part of an event, connecting us to citizens of countries from all over the world who are doing the same.
If you find the Olympic Games as inspiring as we do, explore ways to record this awe so that you may reflect on it again and again in the future, with the possibility that it may inspire you all over again.
TRY THESE ACTIVITIES TO REMEMBER YOUR INSPIRATION
Create a mood board or collage
Collect images and words that represent moments of Inspiration for you and attach them to a board or sheet of paper (Or do it digitally on Pinterest!) Find things that remind you of the sights, sounds, smells or people involved in your moment of awe. When you’re finished, keep it somewhere you can see it, to remind you of your feelings of Inspiration.
Write a journal entry
If you enjoy getting your thoughts on paper, a journal entry is a great way to record an inspirational moment to reread at a later time. Try to become aware of everything about an event that inspires you with all of your senses. Record what you notice. Write down how it made you feel, and what you learned from the experience. Afterwards, reread it periodically to see how you’ve grown.
Create an inspirational quote or art piece
Sometimes you can sum up an inspirational moment in a few words or with an image. Write a quote about the experience, or create a craft or art piece in response to it. Consider including elements that represent small details from the experience. Afterwards, when it’s ready, post it somewhere in your house where you will see it often so that you will be reminded to be open to future Inspiration.
(We’d love to see anything you create—feel free to take a photo of your creation and post it on our Facebook page with the title “My Olympic Inspiration.”)
Find an object that is meaningful to you to act as a symbol
There may be an object that can remind you of a story that inspires you. For example, if you admire a long distance runner’s inspirational story, you can find a charm that represents his or her story to tie on your shoelaces. Each time you go for a walk, you can be reminded of your Inspiration.
These are just a few ideas to help you get started, but if you have a way to be reminded of your Inspiration, feel free to share it in the comments below. It may be the perfect idea for someone else!
How do you like to collect reminders of things that inspire you? Share your ideas with the Cerra community in the comments below!