So, let’s face it. Even the more creative and imaginative minds do have moments where inspiration doesn’t seem to arrive, and yes, it’s totally normal! Maybe you’re in a period of your life where you’re thinking about too many things or on the countrary you’re don’t have enough stimuli, or you simply had so many ideas at once in a previous moment and you expect yourself to being like that always. Yep, I know the feeling. Because of this, I thought about creating a little list of things which actually helped me overcome this moat and hopefully it’ll help someone else as well! 😉
1 | INTERACT WITH NEW/OLD CONNECTIONS
I believe talking and engaging with others is a very big resource for many aspects and also in this case it fits perfectly. Sometimes even from a meaninggless conversation you can drawn aspcts which you didn’t thought about it before and BAM, there comes the idea. This can happen both “live” maybe by joining a new class, group, or hanging out with friends but also online for example by following twitter chats!
2 | CREATE A VISUAL/VISION BOARD
I loooovee visual boards because you can litterally create one for any kind of purpose or even without a specific aim, for example just by positioning together memories, pictures, tickets, ecc. In this case it could happen that even just by connecting or placing elements near to each other, the inspiration process starts and before even finishing the board you’ll find yourself with loads of ideas! Great, no? 🙂
3 | CHANGE ENVIRONMENT
I’m just back from my amazing long weekend trip to Paris (click here to see some pics, more to come! 😉 ) and I’m so glad I went there! Yes, London it’s a very inspiring and artistic city but sometimes staying too long in the same place won’t help your creative process. So, go out, discover a new neighborhood of your city, visit a friend living in a different place from where you are, visit a musem… the options are so many that it’s not even necessary to have a budget for it!
4 | TRANSFORM OLD INTO GOLD
I’m a strong supporter of the art of improving the old. So what about picking up somthing you’ve done long time ago and make it better or perhaps using it as a base to develop something new? Talking about blogging for example, you could start from an old post, see how your experiences/thoughts changed about the topic you wrote about and present it in another way or just adding something new that now represents you more 😉
5 | KEEP GOING!
Having a long lack of inspiration moment could bring you to give up and saying to yourself “maybe I’m not good at this anymore”, of course not! Losing and finding motivation again is part of the process and it’s actually very interesting to see what happens in between so, keep going, the great idea you’re looking for will eventually arrive! 😉
6 | START A GRATEFUL JOURNAL
Could sound very cheesy but, how many time we do realize that what we have it’s actually a lot but we often give it for granted? Very often I would say. Starting a grateful journal helped me realizing that sometimes even from things you do every day there is a hidden beauty or aspect that it’s worth considering more. It honestly opened my eyes reading and thinking about what I’m grateful for.
Let me know if you try any of these techniques, I’d love to hear how they worked out with you!
What about you, which are your way to gain newe inspiration? I’m always looking for newe metods so do not hesitate to share it in the comment below! 🙂
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