Are you feeling mentally drained and uninspired? Maybe your work isn’t as fulfilling as you wish it was, or perhaps there are other areas of your life clouding your ability to be productive and your creative juices are running low. So how do you solve an inspiration drain when feeling uninspired? We can’t all wait for inspiration to hit us in the face. Below you’ll find five of the top ways to refocus your mind and inspire yourself, so you can reach your goals.
Discover a new environment
Maybe your office gives you more of a feeling of anxiety rather than tranquility or inspiration, or your home reminds you of all the other things that you need to do today. It’s not uncommon for familiar, sterile environments to be the most draining on our creativity.
So, get out. A simple change of scenery can do wonders for inspiration. A coffee shop, a park, or a creative coworking space are all alternative options to traditional home/office set ups. A simple break from the standard monotony of your surroundings can do wonders for your creative mind and drive inspiration.
Talk it out
Sometimes it can feel like there’s a brick wall in your mind. You know there’s an idea in there, but you can’t seem to form exactly how it works. This can be one of the biggest road blocks when it comes to feeling inspired.
Break down this block by talking it out. Find a trusted colleague, a friend, or even a coach with whom you can talk through your ideas and have them help you map them out. It’s incredible how hearing your own words back to you from someone else can release even just one brick from the wall and let a little light of inspiration in.
Exercise and get active
Often when our minds are clouded, our bodies feel much the same. Exercise can be the last thing on your mind. However, when we exercise, our bodies release endorphins which trigger a positive response throughout the whole body. This positive response can help clear your mind and allow your inspirational mountain to become a molehill.
Not big on exercise? Start with just seven minutes. Get up, get outside and go for a quick run, do some sit ups, or just put on some great music and shake off the stress. These seven minutes of exercise can help start the motor on your creative mind and allow ideas to start flowing. Do you have just seven minutes? Try it.
This may sound a little ironic considering you’re reading this blog, but oftentimes we lose our inspiration because we’re overly stimulated and inundated by…stuff. How many times have you gone to start a project and then somehow found yourself scrolling through your social media feed 10 minutes later?
Turn off the TV, lock your phone, shut your laptop and go for a walk to clear your head. Alternatively, take the good old-fashioned pen and paper route and write down your ideas by hand allowing you to disengage from potential distractions and focus solely on finding the inspiration to reach your goals.
Find a “Checkpoint” and reach it
Many of us are motivated by an achievement but lose a sense of inspiration when we can’t see the finish line. The solution to this is to create yourself some sort of timeline, with lots of smaller goals and achievements along the way. If you know that your next milestone is just around the corner, it’s easier to feel inspired and motivated to keep going. Next thing you know, you’ll have crossed the finish line.
When it comes to inspiration, the best way to rediscover it is ultimately going to be through pushing yourself. Reach beyond your capabilities, take charge of your own creativity and motivation and own your goals. It’s just one of the reasons why inspiration and striving for greatness are a key part of the Caddyboo philosophy.
You can do it, so take the bull by the horns and do what you can’t. Inspire yourself.