We can all take a while to come out of a slump, but when you do and you’re starting to feel motivated again what can help you get re-inspired? Spring is a time for new beginnings and dusting ourselves off and getting back to it after a few dark months of pushing through it all.
Some people cope well with routines, while others need variety and stimulation to get going again. Whenever you hit a wall, at any time of the year try these tips to get you inspired again.
Disconnect and reconnect
I’m not referring to an overused IT support line ‘have you tried switching it off and on again?’ but in a way, I am. What I’m referring to is disconnect from your social media feeds, disconnect from anything that doesn’t help you grow. If you’re reading articles on the top 10 funniest cat memes, you’re not doing yourself any favours (unless you’re in the cat clown for hire business, maybe), if you’re reading statuses of other people’s holidays and latest engagements, what is this doing to help you?
The same goes for reading/watching the news – you will find this out from anybody you speak to.
Instead read books that will help you grow yourself, get in touch with groups of likeminded people, volunteer your time to groups, events and charities and network – I promise you’ll find far more worth and satisfaction while connecting with other people in real life.
Take yourself out
Not in that way. Get outside into nature, people watch, speak to strangers, listen to stories, attend events, go to a concert, attend a protest – find something you’re passionate about and immerse yourself in it. I appreciate this is similar to the above point, but it’s important.
Get yourself out there and stop hiding away, even if it’s just a walk around the block or local park, you never know what you will see, read or witness. Anything can make your mind spark and sitting behind the same walls in the same place won’t do you any favours, it hasn’t so far has it?
You don’t need to be a Buddhist or yogi to meditate, all you need is somewhere comfortable and quiet to rest your mind for 15 – 30 minutes. Listen to some relaxing meditation specific music or guided meditation audio clips if you’re unfamiliar with the process. There are even guided meditations you can follow and listen to for specific issues. Take your pick and the time out each day, or every couple of days to reconnect with your mind on a one to one level.
Start something you’ve always wanted to
We all have little things we just haven’t gotten around to doing. Take this plateau as a starting point to start a new project – wanted to grow your own tomatoes or herb garden? Get some seeds, read up on seeding times and best ways to grow them and go for it!
If you wanted to take up a life drawing class, find your local college or art group and join in. Any project that always tickled your fancy so to speak, but you never got around to doing, an inspiration block is the best cure for it. It re-inspires you, rejuvenates, increases productivity with the added bonus of something to tick off your to-do list.
To your success.
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