When people know I run a blog, their first reaction goes something like this:
How do you come up with so many things to write?
Well, even though I am “good with words”, it’s not always that easy. Sometimes I spend days writing ideas in my little notebook until I come up with something “blog-post worthy”. But it’s not all about getting ideas to write a blog post, it’s about getting inspiration for life.
Has it ever happened to you? Going to see a movie and emerging from the theatre with a whole new life perspective? That’s what inspiration is all about. I think that you can find inspiration in pretty much everything that surrounds us on a daily basis, it could be in a chapter of a book you just read, in the view from the window at the most random time of the day, it could even be in your best friend.
But why would I want to get inspired? You might ask. Even if you’re not a writer, an artist or a creative person, you need inspiration to get by, you might not notice because its something that happens naturally, but we all have those days when everything seems dull, boring and completely miserable, that means you’re suffering from lack of inspiration.
When you’re inspired, you’re most likely to see everything in a different way, I’m talking about optimism and positivity and who wouldn’t like to feel that way every single day?
There’s a way to cure your lack of inspiration, here are some tips that will help you get your inspiration on:
Routine makes us go through life as if we had out eyes closed, so keep them open! There’s a lot amazing things that happen right in front of us but we are too busy cursing while we’re stuck in traffic to notice.
Stop taking everything for granted! We are way too used to our daily lives that we don’t find anything special or valuable anymore.
Get out of your comfort zone. I bet you’ve head this one a lot of times in the past 5 years, but it is because it’s the truth, you will never be able to see the universe if you stick to the same planet.
Keep a journal! You don’t need to write an essay every single day, writing things that you consider interesting like a quote or a definition can be enough. Also, keeping pictures and meaningful things in the journal can take it to a whole new level.
I don’t want you to think I’m a weirdo, but I find that looking at people on the streets or at school can be a major source of inspiration. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not telling you to transform into a creeper and stalk people, what I mean is that when you meet or see people with different ideas and thoughts as you, and you start to wonder the journey they’ve been through, you can get a whole bunch of new ideas.
So, what are your tips to get inspired? Let me know in the comments