How to Re-Claim Passion in Your Life!
By Susie and Otto Collins
If you want to create more passion in your life or reclaim passion that is
currently not there in your life, this article will give you some ideas.
At some point in our lives we've all experienced total passion for life and
living. We've all been involved in something that really got us excited and we
couldn't wait to have a similar experience all over again soon.
The best physical example we could give you of passion in action is to have you
think of any child that you know. Chances are better than excellent that the
child that you thought of is full of energy about something that they are
passionate about. Our son loves Poke'mon and playing his Playstation. He
enthusiastically gets up at 6:30 AM on the weekends to play a playstation game,
but during the week he has to drag himself out of bed to go to school.
We are no different from our son or the child that you may have thought of.
Ask yourself, do you have more energy when you get up at 6AM to go to work on
Monday morning or when you get up early to leave on a vacation?
We've heard football announcers and commentators on TV talk about how certain
players can really "get up for the big game." What they're talking
about is that player rejuvenating his fire or passion for the sport he loves by
"getting up" for the big game against their arch rival.
There is an ease and a flow in your life when you do things that you love and
when you are with people who you are passionate about.
We have found the secret to increasing passion in our lives is to follow these
very simple ideas.
1) Find something that you can really get excited about.
This can be something from your past, something you do now that you want to do
more of or it can be something you've been thinking about doing.
We were at a gathering yesterday and saw what it was like when someone who was
deeply depressed remembered an activity that she had been passionate about in
years past. She left the gathering with a renewed passion for that activity and
for life, resolving to spend some time each week doing what she loved.
2) Eliminate the things in your life that you aren't passionate about.
We're not saying that you have to quit your job or leave a partner when the
passion has left. But, it is important to eliminate as many things as possible
in your life that don't bring you passion and joy.
In Susie's current job she used to find herself traveling all over the country,
attending meetings and getting involved in association activities and events.
When it ceased to be a passion for her, she decided to start eliminating those
things that she no longer wanted to do.
Now we know that it's not always possible to eliminate all the unpleasant things
you have to do. But, it's usually possible to think of new ways of doing those
things which may bring some passion back to your work experience. The same thing
could work in your personal life and relationships. If you're not excited about
your life, find something to get excited about. If you're not excited about your
relationships, find something about your relationships to get excited about.
3) Focus on the good and the positive aspects of your mate, your job and your
life instead of focusing on the negative qualities.
What we do is focus on the good qualities about each other instead of spending a
time dwelling on the negative. After we resolve conflicts with each other, we do
not rehash them with friends. In our minds, we go back to the qualities we love
about the other. This way we are more likely to attract more of what we want
into our lives instead of what we don't want.
Susie was able to rekindle the passion for her work and work environment by
focusing her thoughts each morning during her hourlong commute. She imagined the
things she appreciated about each of her co-workers and focused on the
activities that brought her joy during the day. This changed the atmosphere of
her work environment and this positive attitude has even spread to the other
So if passion is missing in your life try at least one of our suggestions and we
think you'll see a difference.
Susie and Otto Collins are married, life partners who are
Relationship and Life Success Coaches, and authors of several books
on relationships, including "Should You Stay or Should You Go?" "No
More Jealousy" "Creating Relationship Trust" "Communication Magic"
and "Attracting Your Perfect Partner." In addition to having a great
relationship, they regularly write, speak and conduct seminars on
love, relationships and personal growth. To read more free articles
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