1: Baby steps
First and possibly the most important part of inspiration, is setting yourself several small achievable goals instead of one big objective. For example, learning one simple guitar riff instead of an entire song; or cooking one easy recipe first before aiming straight for a gourmet buffet.
Committing to smaller tasks is much less intimidating when you’re starting off, and is much easier to apply the commitment to. Whatever you’re into – and don’t worry, there’ll be plenty of ideas on this list – it is important to note that it’s not a competition. Go at your own pace and try not to compare yourself to others as this will only make it harder to become successful on your own. You also won’t be inspired 100% of the time, so having smaller goals each day makes it much more manageable overall.
2: Get into a good mood
Of course this is easier for some people than others depending on your life situation. We all have something that makes us happy though, so for instance let’s say: music. Music transcends all boundaries, space and time. It is experienced by everyone no matter the culture, and hits different people differently.
What you’ll need to get you into a good mood and feel inspired, is a ‘get psyched’ mix. All of the most upbeat, high tempo, all-or-nothing tunes are the way to go to get you up on your feet and ready to conquer the world. Again, maybe start with a little less than the entire world though – like by starting with some doodles instead of the Mona Lisa, but you get the picture. Pun intended.
3: Make your living space more aesthetic
Especially this year, there are a lot more people at home, so that’s where you may be likely to be spending a vast amount of your day. Carefully designing and improving the themes of your living space can greatly improve your desire to create, and can be an occupying task in itself.
Although sometimes, it’s difficult to know where to start. Do you add a rug, put up some extra artwork, or replace every piece of furniture? Photowall is a good source for inspiration, and a pillar of design for your room, as they offer a huge range of aesthetic wall murals, photo wallpapers and canvas art. The designer wallpapers are a good shout, as they often tell a story with their images that not only inspires art, but confidence too. Custom art is also welcome, if for example you have photos deep in your phone’s gallery of moments you wish to relive and wake up to every day.
Experiencing the outside is one of the most effortless activities that one may carry out. Not just being outside for a couple minutes between your car and your workplace during your daily commute, but actually experiencing it. No matter the weather, and especially during different kinds of weather as these expose different moods, thoughts and variation for inspiration.
Going for a walk around your street, through the woods, on a trial, or through a park can be exhilarating without even needing headphones in. The simplicity of the world outside, and the nature within it can be magical when people stop to look at everything that’s actually going on when we’re not so caught up in our own lives. After all, we’re a part of nature, and all the creation around you is something that influences our own creation. Shape, harmony and beauty is all around us – you just have to look for it sometimes.
5: Start anyway
Sometimes it isn’t easy to find inspiration, even for days on end. Nothing works, and you simply don’t feel like starting or continuing to write, paint, work out, or whatever it is you’re here for. Either way, sometimes it’s best to just do it regardless of whether you feel like it or not.
This may sound counterintuitive, and obviously there is no need to force yourself into something you don’t feel like doing. But on the contrary, often our tasks rarely end up how we initially envision them to become, and that may still be no reason to stop. Inspiration can be found through process and progress, and sometimes just starting is all the inspiration you need to continue doing something that you may well enjoy the thought of more when you’re actually just doing it.