What do you do when Inspiration leaves the Building?

Now and again, we all experience a drop in our motivation levels. Suddenly, we are not as inspired and this makes us procrastinate and avoid the things we’re supposed to do. This is a big problem for people in the creative field, because once boredom sets in, it becomes extremely difficult to create something spectacular. However, if it makes you feel any better, a lot of people in the creative field experience this crisis. Writer’s call it ‘writer’s block,’ musicians call it a ‘dry spell,’ even the most famous artists have experienced this unproductive period. But, there are ways to get out of these doldrums and back into the game. Here are a few things you can do to get inspired-

The most important thing is to forget that you have to come up with something creative. Stop stressing over the idea you’ve been trying to formulate. Push all these thoughts out of your mind and immerse you attention into something totally different.

Go for a peaceful walk or jog in your neighbourhood. Take in the sights, sounds and smells. Observe what’s happening in your vicinity. You’ll be surprised how suddenly an idea will strike.

Listen to your favourite tracks, on repeat. Sit at your favourite café, or the corner in your room and listen to your favourite musicians. Close your eyes and just focus on the music.

Take the day off and travel somewhere. If you have the budget, go on a trip to some beautiful place. Alone or with a friend, it doesn’t matter. New sights and surroundings will help you feel inspired again.

Read inspirational quotes. We know this sounds really stupid, but exposing your mind to positive, inspirational sayings actually makes you feel inspired and pepped up. Here are a few quotes you could say to yourself when you feel uninspired.

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“If you hear a voice within you say ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh

“Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.” – Salvador Dali

“You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club.” – Jack London

“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things” – Ray Bradbury

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” – Sylvia Plath

Well, we hope this article has helped you feel a little inspired! Go ahead and create that masterpiece you’ve been pushing aside for weeks!