Sometimes, finding inspiration in our everyday lives can become a difficult task. We all have many things to balance, and sometimes, it can be overwhelming. When we feel as though we lost that spark, we look to things that can inspire us so we can get going with our lives. After all, we are very busy people, so facing certain obstacles like a lack of inspiration can truly get in the way. If you are looking for some tips on how to gain inspiration, here five ways you can find inspiration every single day.
Tip 1: Browse Pinterest
It is perhaps one of the most innovative social media websites out right now. The reasons for this vary, but the most significant reason is our opinion is its ability to inspire. Pinterest is a visual search engine where you pin items into boards. It is a website that lets you investigate many different topics based on what you hope to achieve or create soon. There are many individuals out there that have plenty of creativity and innovation, where they are more than happy to share with the world their work, their ideas, and they do so through this website.
How you can use it…
Perhaps you were given an opportunity to host a dinner, yet you have some concerns about what to make. Maybe you cannot come up with full course dinner on your own. Pinterest has thousands of recipes, so a simple search on what kinds of foods to make you will find your solution. Would you like to travel, but don’t have any idea of where to go? A simple search on travel destinations will give you a variety of the beautiful places you can go. When it comes to Pinterest, inspiration is just a click away.
How we use it…
We use Pinterest as a source of inspiration before diving into new design projects.
Tip 2: Surround yourself with motivational quotes and sayings
Eleanor Roosevelt has once said the following: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Beautiful quote, isn’t? Well, if you are looking for a little push, something to get you back on track to reaching your goals, then might we suggest for you to do a quick search on the best and most heartwarming of motivational quotes and sayings.
The beauty of such quotes is that they can help us feel a sense of hope even when things are not going our way. When inspiration and innovation are lost, there is a feeling of disappointment. We try very hard to shake that off from ourselves, but as much as we try, we can’t help to be overwhelmed by this feeling. The power behind these motivational quotes in our opinion is based on the experiences of the individuals who said such quotes. The people behind such quotes have experienced life and gained wisdom so that they can advise individuals in need of a little pep talk. They know what you are going through, they have lived life to the point where they can give much-needed guidance.
Next time you are feeling like you are not doing things right, look up some motivational quotes so you can be inspired, they’re not just for Mondays.
How we do this….
Tip 3: Change your environment
Finding inspiration can also come in the form of an environmental change. Let us give you a little scenario: You’ve been working for a company for several years now. You get along well with your coworkers, you’ve an attentive boss, you may also have great employee benefits, but you still feel as though there is something missing. You come to the conclusion that you feel as though you are no longer inspired by the job you are in. Many individuals may come to that conclusion. It is perfectly fine to come to this conclusion.
How this can help you…
Sometimes, you may outgrow a job, a friendship, or any other aspect of your life. This may inspire a change in environment. We feel a sense of renewal, where new hopes and aspirations come to be when we change to a different place or some form of relationship. When we wish a new change in environment, it is perhaps life telling us that a different path must taken, where we can finally discover the right paths in life, so we can fulfill what we truly desire in life. Perhaps you know your direction in life and you would simply like a change in environment for a small period of time then get back to everyday life. If that is the case, take yourself out in a little journey. Discover and get to know yourself by traveling to the places you wish to visit. This can be a country you have always wanted to explore, or the restaurant or park you have always wanted to go to.
Whatever your decision might be, know that a change in environment, big or small, is an effective way to get inspiration.
How we switch things up…
As with other forms of art, architecture does a great job at inspiring so views of Downtown Houston (sans-traffic) is enough to to spark a bit of wonder.
Tip 4: Work It Out (Meditate, Exercise or go for a walk)
Not being able to find inspiration can leave us with such negative feelings. This is especially true for any working professional. One of the best ways you can get rid of this accumulated stress is by working out. Working out releases much-needed endorphins that makes us feel great and create that positivity that is needed in our lives. Our moods improve in significant ways because of the constant movement we place in our bodies through exercise. Study after study proves the point that physical activity is an excellent way to reduce the stress that we experience in our daily lives. Exercise is also an excellent way to increase creativity, which makes a path towards inspiration.
How you can get moving…
We understand that working out can be a challenge for many individuals. If you would like something more on the lighter side, we recommend meditation, which helps individuals be in tune with their minds in order to release any unwanted energy. Going out for a walk is another form of low-impact exercise that many individuals can perform as well. Having a long walk is a good old-fashioned way to not only relieve any stress but to find inspiration. When walking, you can look at your surroundings and see many images, places, and people, where it is almost sure you will find the inspiration you are looking for. It only takes seeing that one special thing to help us be inspired. If you can, take a friend with you on your exercising journey. It will undoubtedly make the experience a worthwhile one.
How we work it out…
Dana, on occasion, will go for a morning run to start her day but sometimes a five-minute midday dance session does the trick.
Tip 5: Talk It Out (Talk to others, about anything)
It is by far one of the most effective ways to obtain much needed inspiration. Sometimes, we need to talk to others about the obstacles we are facing for example, it could be a creative roadblock, or a lack of enthusiasm for a certain task or a long term goal. Having words of encouragement from another person is beneficial because emotional support can be gained. Knowing that another person can listen to certain issues we may be facing can release whatever tension that we may have. The most beneficial aspect of having someone to talk to is getting much needed advice. This is especially true when the person you are speaking to is a mentor, a parent, a teacher, or any influential figure because they have the necessary experience and words of advice that you may need at that moment of time to help guide you to the inspiration you are seeking.
Why even bother…
We tend to keep to ourselves and not talk to others because we feel as though we can combat whatever things life can give to us, but sometimes we have to reflect and know when we need guidance. Don’t be afraid to express yourself. Someone will listen to what you have to say, and the individual you are telling your most inner thoughts will appreciate that you have selected them as someone that can be trusted. So if you are looking for some inspiration, simply confide in someone. Trust us, you will be able to receive the inspiration you are looking for.
How we talk it out…
Depends on the situation but when we’re looking for outside perpectives, Networking events are great to meet new people and those conversations could lead you down a path the helps break any creativeity block you were having. Otherwise friends and family do just fine.