Bonjour à tous!
Inspiration can sometimes be difficult to capture, especially when you have a lot of tasks that need to be done. It can feel like you have little time for creativity and no time at all to curate or cultivate new ideas. This is where it is important to take a moment and do a couple of things that can help you rediscover your inspiration. Here are some of the things that I do in order to stay inspired, and cultivate a full and happy life.
Now look, here I am recommending that you do exercise to help with inspiration and yet the exercise I did today caused me to have to hobble back into my house. Pro tip: work up to doing larger amounts of exercise, rather than doing two huge runs in two days to work off your Easter chocolate. Otherwise you won’t be able to get up from your desk chair. All jokes aside, as we all well know, exercise releases endorphins in your brain which help with a whole range of things.
I also have a lot of determination. When I run, I feel a resolve within me to keep going. This perseverance is something that I am able to carry over into the rest of my life.
Create Hygge, Relax & Read
Hygge is something of a fad in the Anglosphere at the moment, but one can only think that this is for a good reason. I mean, who doesn’t want to snuggle up in a warm rug, surrounded by candles whilst sipping a hot tea? Especially since it is now Autumn in Australia. Hygge is not only good for your soul, but is also helps to cultivate inspiration. You need to rest your brain in order to recuperate. And you need to enjoy life in order to make your hard work worthwhile.
Reading is also really important in life. When you read, you discover new ideas and new ways of thinking and writing. This can often help you to come up with new ideas. The more you know and learn, the more creative solutions you can think of and use in your life!
Get out of the house & into Nature
As much as you might feel you can achieve by sitting at your desk in the house, sometimes you just need to change the environment. I was sat at my desk today, trying to complete part of an assignment whilst thinking about several other things that I need to get done as well. However, as soon as I hopped into the car and got onto the road, ideas started popping into my head and my inspiration was blooming like a flowerbed of roses in my head.
There is something about being in nature that is very soothing for humans. Being by the ocean or in a wooded forest allows me to truly breathe and gives me the silence needed to find creative ideas. Sometimes you need to shut yourself off from technology and outside distractions in order to find peace, and eventually inspiration.
Set yourself Goals – and Just Do It
And sometimes, when you don’t have time at all to do any of the other stuff, you must sit yourself down. Follow by Shia LeBoeuf’s example and Just. Do. It. Even if you’re feeling uninspired. If something needs to be done by a certain time and inspiration hasn’t come, just start. Start and I almost guarantee that it will arrive. Do even five minutes, or ten minutes. When you begin you will start to create ideas and better understand what you need to do. Just start. Inspiration will come. And if it doesn’t, at least you got the task done!
In the name of Just Doing It, I have decided to do a 30 posts in 30 days challenge. Some of them may be shorter and some longer, but all will hopefully be helpful and interesting to you.
I hope that you are now feeling a little more inspired, and that doing these things help you to cultivate happiness (and a little bit of Hygge) in your life.