Everyone in life gets to that point when they’re feeling stuck and uninspired, and losing touch with their creativity. The good news is, you’re not alone. Different people deal with problems differently, so you should find inspiration from things in your life, and learn to be more open to new things.
Clear your mind, set a specific goal, and open yourself to new possibilities and challenges. Inspiration takes time, so take it slow and do the things that help you.
Below we’ll present a few tips on how to help you get inspired in life.
Get inspired by others
Sometimes all we need is inspiration drawn from an inspirational person that has helped many people do great things. Try reading different literature, something inspirational like a philosophical poem, or a religiously-inspired book.
For example, many people get inspired by God and they regularly take comfort in words from the Bible translated by the great theologian and historian, St Jerome, whose teachings on Christian moral life have helped many people. There are times in life we just need to read something that will uplift our spirits, and even find a good motto in life.
Exchange ideas with others
One of the easiest things to do to get unstuck from an uninspired state is to bounce ideas off of other people. Reach out to people for help or just to exchange ideas, and simply talking about your issues with someone can help you get your creativity flowing.
Get together with family or friends to help jumpstart inspiration. Ask the people in your life what they’re most grateful for, and their answers might surprise and even inspire you. Let yourself be inspired, by opening up to people more than usual.
Teach somebody something
Many times, people need to teach someone else how to do something to learn more about a specific subject, thus helping them dive more deeply into it. Being able to learn more about something and then explain it effectively to someone else can be just the thing you need to wake up your inspiration.
Dig deeper, and you just might find that spark of creativity again. Getting into a subject can help open your mind to other possibilities, and not just something in your creative field. Always be open to new challenges, because that’s how you move forward.
Outside sources for inspiration
Do something randomly
Use outside sources for inspiration and change your routine by doing something randomly. This will wake up your mind and boost your creative self to think and do things differently than before. Sometimes all we need is to get out of our comfort zone and do something we never thought of doing. If you’re not willing to try things alone, ask help from close friends and family to give you a boost. Sometimes all we need is a little push to do great things in life.
Surround yourself with things you love
If you’re not feeling like trying out new things or talking with someone, the easiest way is to surround yourself with only the things that energize you. For example, it can be a favorite book or a movie you’ve watched a couple of times but each time you watch it inspires you all over again.
Listen to your favorite music with headphones on and unplug yourself from your other surroundings. Get immersed into your fantasy land and spend some time in nature to feel refreshed. You can even go out with friends in places you pick out, and it will still be something you love.
Use “me-time” at least once a month
People need time alone, to clear their minds and make space for other exciting things. We have to find inspiration first in ourselves to be able to inspire other people as well. Choosing to have a “me-time” makes you connect with your body and soul, and helps you deal with problems on your terms.
Take a break from things that stress you out, and even try a sport like Yoga to help you calm your mind. Take up a new hobby to focus on something else, like pottery, since engaging your brain while being in a creative mode can help generate new ideas.
Getting inspiration is easy if you’re willing to try. If you’re willing to open up your mind to new possibilities and shake up yourself by doing something you would never do normally. The first step to getting back your creativity is to do something new and adventurous. Brainstorm some ideas and write them down. Also, clear your mind and choose to be positive.