It is no secret in my home that I procrastinate. Ask me who hasn’t unpacked yet from our recent trip. Too many times – since I was a kid – I’d wait until the last minute to pull things together, even pulling all-nighters to get it done. Yes, I procrastinate, but a lot is waiting for inspiration to strike hot.
Finding inspiration can be difficult at the best of times, but certainly more so when conditions are less than ideal. This is where I am today. There are plenty of things I would love to write about, things I long to share with you, and have put pen to paper countless times about countless topics, but that fiery spark has been missing.
Does this happen to you?
7 Ways to Find Inspiration This Week
Nature Walk: Whether it is a short walk nearby or a long hike farther afield, getting back to nature is always a good thing for mind, body, and soul.
Read: Reading is freedom. I read for the joy of it, but it always, always makes me think.
Listen: Listening to the words around me, particularly in music, always stirs the creative side in me.
Dig in the Soil: Part communing with the earth and part escape through hard work, digging in the garden gives me a release. Who knew that pulling weeds and growing veggies would give such a feeling of accomplishment?
Meditate: This has been something I have tried, without success, for years, until I started practicing T’ai Chi. The accompanying meditation is something I have come to depend on to get me through the week.
Play: My kids certainly enjoy this one. Let loose and just play.
Do Something Good: Do something that changes the world for the better. Start small, join something big, but just do something.
Where do you find your inspiration when it is lost?