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Have you ever wondered why some  businesses and advertisers sell nostalgia? It’s worth millions.They know many of you love to relive your past.Its one of the best-selling emotions ever. You may talk about the past in glowing terms The good old days are better! Indeed because you where there. Nostalgia is constantly INspiring and guiding you.

Nostalgia is no longer viewed as an illness it once was. But an excellent psychological medicine for the mind. Psychological research is work in progress. Past experiences can be brought into the present which can make you life brighter. Face-Book must have got something right. You can connect with old friends and family through names and pictures.

So what can nostalgia do for you:

1.DAY DREAMING: When you are feeling under the weather all you want to do sometimes is dream. You escape to a good place where you can gain strength and love. It’s good to indulge in a moment.Take time out to today dream about things that matter. Get away from daily routine. It give you a new perspective of life.

2. PAST MEMORIES: How can you forget them. Talking to family and friends is a good way to reconnect and socialise can bring back  memories you shared which can strengthen your relationships. It’s unique how you can modify your memories and unleash them when ever you need it.  Bringing you happiness and joy.

3. IMPROVE MOODS: Everybody has bad moods from time to time. Whatever caused it you want to forget. Find a quiet place where you can reflect on a time when you felt happy and just dwell on it. When you have had enough come out of it and feel refresh. This is a great way to bring back the old you.

4. BOOST SELF-ESTEEM: If you are lacking in this area. What better way to identify a nostalgic moment and fill the void. There are times in life when you may have struggled with something and you feel incapable of moving forward. You might feel stressful but you can rebuild. Nostalgia can help you find your mojo again. Doubts and uncertainty can be lifted and you can feel your old self again.

5.FIND MEANING: It is important for most of you to find meaning in what you do. Many surveys have shown that life with meaning and purpose is one of the most important areas of your life. The enduring appeal of your  past is powerful.For instance, You may want to travel and see places you once  saw as a child, smell mum’s bread, feel starched cotton shirt, listen to the sound of 1930’s blues, taste  the original Twinkies and even discover bonds linked with your INspiredGuide-your subconscious mind. Meaning gives you hope.

6.FEEL YOUNGER: If you want to maintain a younger outlook to life what better way to do it. You do no have to look younger but you can develop a positive outlook to life. This can happen by the choices you make. Live your life to the full. Draw on the past energy and bring it into present. It’s not going to be exactly the same but you can relive the best of it with your family and friends. Know what makes you feel younger and live it.

7. BRAIN CONNECTION: You may wonder what can nostalgia do for my brain. A  lot. It helps you recall your memories that are precious to you.For example Pictures, key words, laughter, smells, places, familiar voices helps the brain connect and build stories of your life. Its amazing when you talk about the good old days, how much it changes your persona and  helps you feel happier with a shaper brain.

The benefits of nostalgia are yet to be unravelled. Only the surface has been scratched. We know that nostalgia can be another gateway to health and well-being. I predict that in the not so distance future a  prescription for a dose of nostalgia will be given where needed. One of them will be for the maintainance of the brain working hand in hand with memory.

Have you got a story to tell? Share how you use your nostalgic moments to effects.

Thanks for stopping By!

Kind Regards

Maureen A Opene

INspiredguide Career Coach


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TODAYSCONNECTION: Dedication ,Duty and Hope are some of the true qualities of Leadership~INspiredGuide

As a Baby  Boomer I cannot help but reflect on the Queens tremendous milestone of 60 years  on the throne. This takes enormous courage and grace.  She is a symbol of many qualities you can embrace to see you through your life and career including the ups and downs. You may not be previleged to be royalty but you are previleged to serve in your chosen career.

Today there is no longer  career  for life.  It’s a time of uncertainty and  economic challenges. Through it all learning how to cope and  thrive  just like the Queen is one of the endearing qualities that can help you grow .

What you can learn from Queen Diamond milestone could be your road map to working longer better.

Here is  an INspired Guide list on how you can maintain a long career:-)

1.STRENGTH OF CHARACTER: Lead from within. Without it you cannot sustain a long career  Stand strong in challenges even if you fall on your face. Get up and keep going.

2.SERVICE AND RESPONSIBILITY: You have chosen a career. Serve with your heart and soul even if things do not turn out the way you want. Try not to be too disappointed.  Start again. You can achieve what you want by perseverance.

3.ENDURING BRAND: Communicate to the world who you are. Make sure its clear and  know what you stand for. Do not give out mixed messages. Listen.  Live it, breathe it and strive for it.

4. CHANGE AND ADAPTATION; Nothing is permanent. Today you have a great career tomorrow you dont.  Be flexible in your career and life. Be open to  the unexpected. Dig deep and be resilient.

5.JOY AND LONGIVITY: You cannot buy good health. Remember balance and preventative health is one of the key to a long career. Laughter and a sense humour vital.  Develop an inspired mind and healthy body to sustain working longer. Medical checkups is important.

6.DIGNITY AND GRACE: You are who you are. There are times when things are thrown at you from all sides. Speak your truth quietly. Take it on the chin and laugh about it .What does not kill you makes you stronger. You will win and gain respect.

7. DUTY & HONOUR: Do not shy away from your talent and career.  Do it with pride.  Stand tall and play the game with guts.  Perceptions are sometimes wrong but be grateful you have  done everything with a clear conscience.  Remember  you have put your  stamp on the world.That’s what you will be remembered for.

8. BUILD ON FAILURES: This is your greatest gift of all. It is where you will excel from learning from your mistakes. Write about how you made the recovery. You will be at peace. Successes will come and it would be joyous.

9.CELEBRATE ACHIEVEMENTS: Broadcast your successes with pride among those you love. The people  you serve made you the happiest person in the world. Give back, love, live life the way you want to. In the end be thankful for all the blessings bestowed upon you.

10.HOPE AND STABILITY: The message you send out to the world should bring a sense of belonging, comfort and love. Lead without doubts. People sense insecurity and can lose confidence. Steady the ship and steer it home to glory.

These qualities I believe have kept the Queen on the throne for 60 years. I know you have someof these qualities in you . I do not profess to know her, but as an intuitive observer  her dedication and duty is to be admired. Remember the Queen is annointed to the throne.  You are appointed to your chosen career.

Have you embraced any of this list fully in your life and career?  How is it working for you? It would be great to share.

Thank you

Be blessed

Kind Regards

Maureen A Opene

INspiredGuide Career Coach

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