Inspiration. It comes and goes. Some days I feel so inspired, and full of creative ideas. But others, it feels like the inspiration has escaped from my grasp. There’s nothing so can do in those moments. At least that’s what I think. But lately, I have been forcing myself to move past it. To search for inspiration, or work though it. It’s not always easy, creating ideas where there are none. That has been one of my biggest challenges as a blogger, which is exactly why I believe I am in a place to give advice.
1. Reassess your image
Are you happy with how your blog looks, your personal style, the images you’re posting? If the answer is no, gradually changing those things will help. That has been one of my best changes so far to improve my blog, instagram, and overall style.
2. Look for Inspiration Elsewhere
Yes, it may sound obvious, but looking for inspiration on Bloglovin, Pinterest, Instagram, or other blogs can help immensely! Whether you’re in a crative rut, or just can’t seem to come up with any ideas, looking on other sites will be one of the best sources of inspiration. Obviously, this i just for ideas. Take what you love on others, and make it your own!
3. Inspiration can come from Anywhere
Another thing that might seem obvious, but you won’t believe how much this simple tip has helped me. Film, television, art, music, dance, and street art are all things that have inspired me in the past. You might not see the link now, but once you start thinking about different art forms in regards to your own creative pursuits, everything will change.
4. Look through your old content
*cringe*. I know, I know. You’re not even considering this one. But you now whether you’re a writer, photographer, blogger, or artist that if you published or shared something at one point in your life, it’s because you thought it was worthwhile. So, if you look through your old content, you might find something worthwhile. Even just the ideas behind a particular piece can help spark a new thought.
5. Upgrade your tools
True confessions…I never owned lightroom before the month of October! It’s crazy, and I don’t know how I ever edited without it (and my VSCO filters of course!). It’s been one of my biggest sources of motivation & inspiration. Through it, I’ve been able to create better content which you guys have reacted positively to. Moral of the story: sometimes all you need is a little upgrade to change.
6. Go shopping, or revamp your wardrobe
This one is pretty self-explanatory, but it seriously helps. Sometimes just a new piece can inspire you to create better outfits, or to evolve your personal style.
7. Become an Expert
Sounds harder than it is. But if you truly love something, you won’t mind watching all the tutorials, and reading all the articles about it. Become an expert in whatever you feel passionate about.
8. Find your focus
Clean your room. Practice feng shui. Become more zen. These things will all help you achieve your optimal creative level.
9. Take risks
If you never try anything new, how can you evolve? It’s scary, but many risks will pay off in the long-run.
10. Just take a break
Sometimes this is all you really need to become more reinvigorated. Just a small time away from your passion can inspire you to create something even better, or to discover new hobbies.
JEANS – ASOS
COAT – VINTAGE
SHOES – MANO
I hope these tips were helpful! If you have any other ideas, feel free to leave them in the comments section below. Everyone feels uninspired at some point, but it’s just a matter of putting yourself in a creative, or more focused zone. If you’re already using any of these tips, or think some might help you, feel free to share!