Tuesday, June 21, 2016

How to Find Inspiration


Inspiration can take from in many ways. Finding it can sometimes be as fortuitous as finding a penny on a sidewalk and other times can be elusive. The outcome may vary depending on your mood and how your outlook is on any given day. When I find myself in a rut, I try to remember these 5 things that have personally worked for me and has been proven effective.

1. Meditate

Take as little as 10 minutes to drop what your doing and sit in a quiet and comfortable spot. Relax your shoulders, close your eyes and be mindful of your breathing. When your mind starts to wander draw it back to your breath. Studies report that mediation relieves anxiety, improves attention and our overall well-being.

2. Go for A Walk

If you spend the whole day indoors then your body, mind and soul might just need a change of scenery. Stepping out of the house or office to get a bit of fresh air will do wonders to the brain and can stimulate the senses.

3. Listen to Music

I find that music helps improve my mood when I’m in a funk. Listening to a familiar song acts as an anchor and triggers good memories that spring my brain back into action. I harness all that positive energy to move forward, dust myself off and try again. My all-time favorite is Frank Sinatra’s Fly Me to the Moon and the current album on repeat is Alina Baraz’ Urban Flora.

4. Talk to a Someone

Sometimes bottled emotions can block ideas and leave us detached. This can quickly snowball into major problems; physically and mentally. Talking to a family member, a friend or a therapist can help alleviate some of the worries you have. Don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help.

5. Exercise

Get those endorphins going and it will surely boost your cognitive function and get those creative juices flowing. Physical activity helps you focus and clears the mind.

Let me know what you do to find inspiration and what you've already done from this list! I look forward to hearing from you!






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  1. I'm always trying to get inspired and these are great methods! PS- you are amazing in these pics!

    xo Andrea
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    1. Your photos are amazing.
      XO,
      Maria
      MariaOnPoint http://mariaonpoint.com/ | Find me on IG https://www.instagram.com/mariajabad/

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    2. You're brilliant Andrea! Thank you for taking these photos––they came out amazing! <3

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  2. Love this post Liz. It's hard sometimes to find inspiration and you have to do whatever you can to stay motivated, whether at blogging, work or anything. Really cute suggestions.
    XO,
    Maria
    MariaOnPoint http://mariaonpoint.com/ | Find me on IG https://www.instagram.com/mariajabad/

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    1. Thank you Maria, I appreciate that! These are some tips that have helped me get out of a rut and back into the groove. Thanks for your lovely comment! <3

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  3. Dying over your last photo! Slay girl!!! I recently have decided I want to try to meditate each morning to get my mindset straight for the day :) xx

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    1. Cassie––this is why I love you girl! Thank you so much my dear. Have you tried the Calm app? It lets you set an alarm to remind you to meditate. :)

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  4. I'm in love with your set. I'm a truly fan of black and white outfit, so this one is my fav. You look really class, my dear. :)

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  5. Such a wonderful post babe and thank you for all the tips to find inspiration! I definitely find talking to someone really helps boost my creativity and can help me get out of brain fog! It always makes you feel so much better. You look so beautiful in the pics lovely, such a gorg b&w outfit! Xx

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  6. Love this post! Taking a walk always seems to work for me! :) Love your top as well!
    xx Annie
    http://www.somethingswellblog.com/

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