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.
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.
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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