5 Ways to Find Inspiration in Your Daily Life
Inspiration is one of the key components of motivation. Whether you are a writer seeking inspiration for your next novel, an artist finding your muse or are simply trying to discover what you want to do in life; there are several everyday ways to get inspiration from your daily life.
1. Explore the Unfamiliar & Feed Your Curiosity
One of the reasons that many people fall into the trap of feeling uninspired, is by going through the same routine; day in, day out. Sometimes this is unavoidable (such as work and family responsibilities) but you can find inspiration in some of the most unlikely of places. Enjoy the little things in life and discover avenues you haven’t yet explored…
Whether you’re doing a quiz or reading a book, finding out the answers to things you don’t know can reveal new insights and can add extra inspiration.
Learn a New Skill
Learning a new hobby or skill is a great way to get inspired in other areas of your life. Try something you haven’t tried before, have always wanted to try or have dabbled in but never really explored to your full potential. Take an online course in a subject you’re interested in, learn to play an instrument or just try your hand at a creative hobby.
Write a Bucket List
Jot down the things you’ve always wanted to do, no matter how far fetched or adventurous they may seem. The more challenges and goals you overcome, the more inspiration will strike.
2. Read, Discover & Learn from Others
One of the best ways to become inspired in life is through others. Discovering more about the lives, thoughts and experiences of other people can help inspire and motivate us. Famous poet William Wordsworth travelled the world writing poetry about the places he discovered and the people he met.
Simply exploring places you haven’t been before and meeting a variety of people, can open up a world of inspiration for everything from careers to personal goals. Reading every day can also help us get motivated and inspired, whether reading fiction or non-fiction.
Reading can not only help with motivation but can help improve overall brain power including empathy, connectivity and language comprehension.
– Psychology Today
3. Take a Real Break
We all need a break from time to time, whether it’s a weekend away or just a few hours relaxing with a good movie. The problem is that these days it’s so hard to just switch off and stop thinking about the days ahead; especially with our work emails on our phones. That’s why it’s essential to take a real break. Get some fresh air and leave your phone at home, let your mind wander or be engrossed by a new movie.
Letting go can be difficult, but if you dedicate a specific amount of time to yourself and don’t allow you to be distracted by work or responsibilities, you could find inspiration in some of the most unlikely of places.
4. Use Creative Tips & Tricks
There are a number of helpful tricks that writers and artists use when looking for inspiration for their new project. These tricks can help you develop your creative adventures and are used by some of the most successful writers and artists in the world.
Go outside and take photos of things that interest you, whether that be a beautiful forest, a sunset or an interesting looking building. Use these as a setting for your characters or as an artistic landscape.
Keep a Diary
Keeping a diary can help you in all walks of life, from aiding in mental health to helping with decision making. Keep a journal of your thoughts and your day; including key goals for the day.
5. Take Advice from Experts
Lastly, seeking advice from your work role models can be extremely helpful in your hunt for inspiration. There are a variety of TED Talk videos with experts discussing how they have found inspiration which has led them to where they are today. Meditation and yoga can help focus your mind to gain inspiration. Even using the #inspiration on Twitter can provide you with motivational quotes and advice.