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5 Ways to Flip Your Perspective and Get Inspired

5 Ways to Flip Your Perspective and Get Inspired

Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th. Do you have it? If you are afraid of this day, what is really scaring you? What makes you feel uneasy? The best way to flip your perspective is to, first, understand why you’re so afraid of whatever is making you uneasy. Then, you can clearly identify ways to calm yourself.


I love Friday the 13th. I actually think it’s one of the luckiest days of the year. It’s always brought me luck and I tend to feel a little extra magic on this day each time it rolls around. How? By actually choosing to see it that way.


Here are five ways I choose to flip my perspective to get inspired: 

Sweat It Out
If you follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, you know that I’m obsessed with SoulCycle. I love to sweat it out as many ways as I can but SoulCycle is my tried and true. In fact, I’m probably at a class while you’re reading this post!

Meditate
I think this day is particularly special because it’s different. And there’s always magic in the “otherness” of life. If you really want to flip your perspective use today to set yourself on a path for success for the whole month -- write down what you’re afraid of and rip it up or burn it. And then start the day on a fresh note with a calming round of meditation.

Sage
Thursday, January 12th is a full moon in 2017 so that means you can use that energy to do a sage ritual in your home. Think of Friday as a close of the week, an end to any bad luck that may have followed you around. You can read more about that here.

Choose to See the Good
If you spill coffee on yourself today, don’t blame it on the “bad luck” of the day, blame it on not having enough coffee. You can do this in any and all situations and when you do it, you may find yourself inspired to create the next best invention -- better coffee straws, anyone?

Shake Things Up
It’s rather easy to do this on a Friday but change up your routine and reward yourself for a successful week. Maybe it’s an extra latte, a manicure at lunch or a quick happy hour after work (that gets extended more than you normally would!) -- take a different route to work, walk down a different block. Change it up and see the good in the change.

No matter what you do on this day, know that it will pass like any other and that it’s not worth making yourself upset. Choose to see the good and get excited about tomorrow -- it’s Saturday and if that can’t heal all wrongs, I don’t know what can!

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