It’s easy to get bored and become uninspired when you follow the same schedule and the same routine over and over again. There’s nothing new and exciting in going to the same places, seeing the same people every day, and doing the same things. You can start feeling not only uninspired, but also tired and unhappy, and that might even affect your overall health.
If this is you, you are probably looking for ways to get your enthusiasm back and to feel inspired again. You need to feel moved and then use that to create passion, love, and joy. You need to feel inspired again and regain the ability to see, feel, channel, and express the endless beauty out there.
If you are looking for some inspiration, here are simple ways to avoid falling into a rut:
Action – take action. Leave your home or office and just walk around. Meet new people, listen to their conversations, get new ideas, and discover new insights. Visit book shops, coffee shops, go to different concerts and galleries. Let the colors and images lift your spirit.
Reflect daily and evaluate yourself. Think about your goals, your achievements, and your growing process.
Work on two or more projects at the same time. When you run out of ideas and get discouraged, switch to a different project. Experiment by changing styles and subjects.
Keep reading. Learn from other people’s work. Study it. Anything – motivational and self-help literature, beauty, science, fashion, and cooking magazines. They will give you new insights and new ideas.
Express gratitude to the people in your life. It helps you put things into perspective and it heightens the quality of your life.
Take a nature hike – it’s a refreshing and invigorating experience. Enjoy the scenery. Be mindful. Take in the beauty around you and notice all the details. It will help you live in the moment and gain perspective.
Be open to new ideas and continue learning and growing. Try pursuing some creative endeavors like painting, drawing, decorating, or gardening.
Carry a notebook and a pen. You never know when a conversation, an image, or a long-lost memory comes back and inspires you.
Interact with people on a daily basis. Connect with people smarter than you, who inspire and motivate you. Find a buddy or a support group.
Start with baby steps.
Exercise and stay active – practice yoga, meditation, go for a run or ride a bike. It gives you time to be with yourself and hear your own thoughts.
Be open and use all your senses: read, write, listen, and watch. Notice all the details. Listen to music that moves you, to podcasts and audiobooks, and watch movies and videos that inspire you.
Write everything in your journal – thoughts, feelings, goals, fears, tasks.
Spend time with your family; have deep conversations, take long walks, go on trips, or cook together. These are unforgettable, inspiring experiences.
Take breaks and vacations. Break your routine and mix things up. Come back refreshed, rejuvenated, and energized.
Love. Isn’t love inspiring…?
Where do you find inspiration? What gets you out of bed every day?
I always love your posts Ana <3 My daily does of sunshine right here. Thank you
Thank you for your kind words! I’m so glad you like my posts! 🙂
Julie is Hostess At Heart says
Great post Ana! I find that if I get away from what I’m doing and just walk or read a book helps recharge my inspiration.
It’s so true, Julie! When I get away I am able to recharge and come back refreshed and with new ideas.
So many great ideas… I love this
Love these ideas! I needed a bit of motivation to get my mind right again. Thank you.
Great post!!! Thanks for sharing…
Jen G says
Great ideas! Walking really does help!
Awesome ways to help spark inspiration! My job is to inspire moms and even I have rough days!! And that’s ok…I think it’s what makes me a better coach because I can relate to my clients. My favorite ways to get inspired are to read, pray, and get fresh air! I love taking my daughters outside to play and laugh! 🙂 Beautiful post…thank you!
Thanks for stopping by, Lisa! I love taking long walks in the evening. So refreshing! 🙂
Linda at Mixed Kreations says
Great ideas for gaining inspiration! I always loved walking it’s peaceful and helps to clear the mind.
Celeste | The Whole Serving says
Going for a run gives me time to clear my mind and think of new ideas.
Mary-The Boondocks Blog says
What a great post Ana! Yes all these things can inspire us, and especially love. I am seriously considering starting a journal to keep ideas in there because sometimes they are fleeting.
I recently started keeping a journal with everything that comes to mind and it makes such a difference! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
Nine Cent Girl says
“Exercise and stay active – practice yoga, meditation, go for a run, or ride a bike. It gives you time to be with yourself and hear your own thoughts.” Essential advice, yes!!!
I loved reading this. I get stuck in ruts all the time.
Nancy Andres says
I mediate, sometimes in my sacred space at home or walking in nature. Connecting to my inner wisdom and beauty in nature inspires me.