Jordan is a licensed massotherapist and certified reflexologist, in practice since 1992. She studied at the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts in Santa Fe and with Laura Norman & Associates in New York. Jordan incorporates energy and intuitive techniques in her work.
Jordan and her husband Dr. Michael Polsinelli work together at the Advanced Spinal Care Center.
by Jordan Brown, LMT
This time of year always seems the busiest to me.
Classes resume, we harvest the garden, winterize the house, and prepare for the holiday season ahead. I often find myself attempting to whip up motivation to accomplish numerous tasks and activities, while in fact, I’m secretly mourning having to let go the easier pace of summer.
This year, I want inspiration rather than motivation to supply the necessary “oomph.”
The difference between motivation and inspiration seems small—people use the words interchangeably—but is it really?
Motivation pushes us toward success by raising the prospect of failure (or what we don’t want to have happen). Inspiration, on the other hand, moves us toward what we desire by filling us up with joy, creativity and love.
Although motivation generally rates as positive, since it moves us to perform actions that we value, we may want to avoid relying on motivations that don’t “have our back.” In other words, flogging ourselves onward to the finish line only to arrive exhausted and burnt out will not serve us in the end.
When we are inspired, we accomplish our goals buoyed up by love, excitement and total involvement. How different that feels! Projects flow to fruition with less effort, and more wonder. What others may think ceases to be of concern, as we forge ahead in deep connection with our highest being. As a bonus, inspired people tend to inspire others!
Take time to nurture yourself along the way, so that when you do get all those items checked off your list, you still have plenty of energy left to celebrate achieving them.