How to find inspiration every day: It does not matter whether you are working from home or going to the office, it is sometimes difficult to keep yourself motivated and your ideas fresh. You can mentally strike the wall, and it can be tough to recover if you do not set yourself up for success. Imagination is just like any muscle and needs the right kind of training to keep going.
Here are some ways that have helped me challenge myself every day and stay inspired.
How to find inspiration every day:
Go on a coffee date
Try finding a friend to brainstorm with or a coworker a few times a week. You can ask a friend to meet up for coffee to chat or coworkers alongside one another, and it makes such a big difference when you feel stuck. Something is reenergizing when you get to talk about your work or problems with someone else, and it allows you to riff off one another in an exciting way. It is like having that friend to cheer you up.
Turn off the distractions
Turn off distractions throughout the whole day. Try taking it to the next level. You might not notice, but with our phones, the internet, and social media, we constantly pull our concentration and mind in different directions. No matter how helpful and entertaining it seems, you would be surprised by how much your mind will roam if you tune out. Try it out for a few days.
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Do something for yourself once a week
Take some time out for yourself to relax and recover. This is easier said than done, but with work, social life, and connections, all contending for your time, it gets hard to put yourself first. Carving out time in your week to do something for yourself helps you mentally. Take yourself out and do something you have always liked to try, whether trying some new food, taking a class, or watching a movie. The fact is to set aside time for yourself and have that personal check-in.
Work out of the home
Changing your location can boost your productivity and give your thoughts a breath of fresh air. So, go out and work somewhere in a cafe, or a park, or somewhere with a scenic view.
Explore new places to work. You never know where you will find inspiration. Keeping yourself present and letting yourself have room to stretch those creative strengths can make big difference.
Take a break
When you are your boss, it is sometimes hard to step away from the screen and take a break. People have lunch at their screens or answer the phone during off hours. They keep themselves online, even when they should be resting. So, be sure to take a break during your work day. It will make a difference in your energy level and ensures you have a clearer head for your current projects.
Wake up early
Try waking up 30 minutes before you regularly would. It is not easy at first, but it makes a difference to your day to have a moment with yourself before you get ready for work. Consider it as getting yourself in the right headspace before a workout. Try doing yoga, meditating, journaling, workout, or even leisurely sitting there and enjoying tea. It is a good manner to keep your focus directed inward before you get your head in your day.
This sounds straightforward, but make note of things that inspire you, then consider and note down what you found interesting. Actively looking for inspiration, even in this small way keeps you attentive and works those innovative muscles. You never really know what can start an idea.