Sometimes we feel like we can’t do anything properly and we lack creativity. This is what has happened to me this week. It has probably been because I have a lot of things going on in my mind at the moment. There are a few things that worry me a little bit, but at the end of the day they are not as scary as I happen to perceive them.
I remembered a post that I read a while ago on Gallucks.com in which Joel gives us a few tips to overcome this lack of motivation and creativity. The first thing he says is to get inspired. This made me think about what I normally do to get inspired, and that’s exactly what I want to share with you all today.
Listening to Music
This is something I do all the time to be honest, but when I am stuck I try to find new music that can make me feel something new. I have recently discovered a few songs that I am loving at the moment, but I’ll share them with you in another post (sorry haha). I also love listening to music that I already know and which reminds me of a certain moment of my life.
We all watch a lot of videos every day, but the majority of them are just funny videos that doesn’t make us think too much. I am not saying this is bad, because I do it all the time and I love it, and it is even necessary. However, when you need inspiration I feel like motivational speeches are the best kind of videos to watch. Youtube is a great source for that (even some Youtubers that normally do funny videos have given amazing speeches in some of them), although TED Talks are slightly better when it comes to speeches I think.
I don’t think we will ever know ourselves completely to be honest. Despite that, I believe that we can learn a lot from us by just thinking on our own. I love having a little walk and just talk to myself and think about everything I want to do in life. You can also do that sitting on a chair if you want, but you should definitely try to know as much as possible of yourself. I am sure we can all discover so many great things.
Of course reading is going to help us get inspired. Books, magazines and even blogs contain lots of ideas that may make us change our minds. Even if you don’t like what you are reading, you can learn from it. Also, the most amazing writers and creative people have previously read A LOT. You always need a background so that you can then create your own ideas.
Doing Something New
When you do something new you discover a new point of view, this is why I try to do so when I’m stuck. It also includes meeting something new, because people can also inspire us. Add new perspectives to your life.
I really enjoyed writing this post, as I think it has somehow helped me deal with my lack of motivation and ideas. I also hope you enjoyed it too. Let me know in the comments if you have any question, or you want to share how you get inspired.