Happy Monday! Writing this post today, I can say that I am the most motivated I have been in months. I always seem to go through periods in my life where I can’t feel inspired; I get unmotivated, depressed, and just plain unhappy. I think most people struggle with this from time to time; our brains just shut down and we coast through life. Well, hopefully reading this post is inspiration enough to get your brain’s gears turning, and motivate you in one way or another.
Make a list of goals
List making always seems to put things in order for me, and helps me to organize my thoughts in a way that makes sense. Creating a list of goals is essential to getting the ball rolling and finding motivation. Figuring out your goals gives you a clear idea of where you want to be, which allows you to create a game plan for how to get there.
Sometimes the weirdest things inspire me. I can just be minding my own business and all of a sudden I see something beautiful or strange and it triggers something in my head. It’s like a creative light switch turns on. Regardless of where you find your inspiration, whether it be on Pinterest or in a forest, seek it out and open yourself up to inspiration.
Don’t exhaust your creativity
This is something I struggle with. I get so excited about a project that I’m working on that I devote every waking hour to it. I’m up all night writing, or tweaking my blog theme, or editing pictures, and I just keep going. Nothing is worse for a creative than never taking a step back to take a breath and not think about whatever project they are working on. Moderation is key.
Find an escape
Every once in a while, you just need to get away. Escaping from the world from time to time is completely healthy, unlike isolating yourself (which is what I have been doing the past few months). Find a serene place that you can just be for a couple of hours. This helps you to rejuvenate and get your creative juices flowing again. If you can’t make it outside, try an adult coloring book, or read a book.
Invest in yourself
Treat yo self. Make yourself feel special. Nothing makes me happier than doing something nice for myself every once in a while. Invest in yourself, and in your passions. You will be 100 times more motivated and inspired when you spend money or time towards you, or something your passions.
I hope my tips for getting and staying motivated helps you to get out of your slump, or inspires you. Remember that the grass is only green where you water it. You must put time and work into yourself and your passion if you want to grow and flourish. -Tweet this!
Wishing you all a happy Monday!
What keeps you motivated?