To Keep Your Creative Inspiration Flowing
How to keep up with inspiration is quite a chore when you are a small business owner. Adding into the mix that you are a creative business owner could almost be a recipe for disaster. What are some sure fire ways to keep yourself inspired even when your inspiration “bank” is running on low?
- Get off that high horse – don’t take yourself SO serious
Half of our battle is usually within ourselves. Laughing at ourselves is great.
- Make a lunch date
Whether you call up a friend you haven’t seen in awhile or take your honey out to break up the day inspiration can be found
- Dance like there’s nobody watching
Not only is this in many quotes and well known inspirational sayings but it works… I do mine to Cake!
- Go to the aquarium
There is beauty in sea life that can be magical
- Keep an electronic notepad with you at all times
I use evernote and it rocks! Ideas, voice notes, images, everything!
- Google “Get Inspired”
Let’s face it we are not alone in any phase of life. If you’re feeling something chances are someone else has been there and you can find it on the www.
- Cloud watch…
Such an under rated relaxing past time, what do you see!
- Read a good book
A good book not only offers an escape from reality but it exercises your brain
- Wake with the sunrise
This is very reminiscent of a new beginning. The amazing thing…. it happens everyday!
- Pop some corn with that movie
Psychological sensors in your brain will relate the smell of pop corn with fun, the movie is a bonus of a momentary lapse of reality for the length of the movie.
- Stretch your muscles
Stretching your muscles will get the blood flowing to your brain and your body
- Take a midday stroll
There are few words that describe leaving the phones behind and strolling midday, even if it is only for a half hour
- Create your own “project” that means nothing to anyone else but YOU!
Something as simple as shooting something you love everyday keeps inspiration flowing
- Sing your favorite song… even if you’re tone deaf
Music speaks a universal language, we all know it. No matter what your taste it’s easy to be inspired by singing along.
- Camp in your backyard and watch the stars
Add the kids for an added lifetime memory!
- Un-clutter your workspace
Lets face it if the gutters on your house are filled with clutter nothing drains, your office should flow the same way.
- Have a deep conversation with a friend
I’ve been blessed with many friends that can talk about theories and the meaning of life. It never fails to inspire!
- Keep those visuals of your loved ones close
Whether it’s a picture on the dash of your car or a simple photo key chain being reminded we are surrounded by love inspires
- Treat yourself to a berry filled smoothie
Not only do antioxidants get your blood flowing but they are like a natural workout for your brain.
- Go cut the lawn
Nothing like the smell of fresh cut grass to inspire something fresh!
- Listen to a friend in need
Sometimes hearing others problems makes ours seems foolishly simple.
- Get to the beach
Crashing waves, misting salt water, sand in your toes… I think my brain just left me at my laptop!
- Inspire someone else
I love inspiring others, it’s like my own personal guarantee that inspiration makes the world go round.
- Get involved with your community
Walk a dog, be a big brother, touching the lives of others will reward your inspiration.
- Take your child to the park (and get on the swings with them!)
Something about giggles and swings that is just contagiously inspiring!
- Keep a “To-Do” list
Checking off the items on this list acts as positive reinforcement.
- Basque in the sun
The warmth and light of the sun really do create happiness. Happy people inspire, it’s a fact!
- Take a long, hot, fully decorated bath (candles and aromatherapy do wonders)
Even if you’re a man you know ya wanna be lavished in lushness.
- People watch at your local park
We are the most amazingly, creatively, inspiring breed out there… other than dogs maybe?
- Visualize your final goal often
Keeping your eye on the prize is always motivating and inspiring.