Let me start off by being straightforward, I haven’t had the slightest clue on what to write for this week. I would say it was a typical case of writers block, but in actuality, I’ve always had a difficult time making decisions on topics to write. Don’t get me wrong I have tons of ideas; my issue is when I overanalyze, which causes me start to second-guessing.
I’m a hardcore advocate of the term “quality over quantity” and I’m not too fond of the thought of producing crappy content. However, I realized that constantly attempting to be perfect is quite exhausting and hinders my productivity. I’m learning that it’s not the end of the world during those times when I overlook typos, when I have posts that are more intriguing to read than others, and most of all when I come across certain naysayers. My new motto is pretty simply, “it is what it is!” As long as I love what I’m doing and it’s positively influencing others, then there’s no reason at all to feel discouraged.
During the moments when I feel uninspired and discouraged, rather than dwelling in frustration I managed to come up with solutions to conquer this annoying dilemma. These are tasks that I do on a regular basis and they help tremendously.
Here they are…
Going For a Run, Jog, or Walk
Whether I’m having a bad day or just need to clear my head, I instinctively will put on a pair of Nikes and go for a long walk/jog. It’s not only great for your physical health, there’s a restorative effect that helps during those times when your thoughts are scattered. Going to a gym works, but I personally find that running outdoors in nature has a greater impact.
Listen to an Inspiring Music Playlist
This goes hand-in-hand in finding inspiration while exercising, taking a bath/shower, driving in your car, and especially while you’re trying to get some much needed work done. Music just makes the world go round and it’s great for stimulating those creative juices. I find that some of my best ideas always come out of the blue, but the bulk of them tend to always involve listening to music. Also, while you’re creating your playlist, leave out all of those modern day club hits. In my opinion, those type of songs will be more so distracting than helpful. Try some 80’s and 90’s old school music with a smooth melody and intellectual lyrics, like Sade, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly and so on.
Change Up Your Standard Norms
I can’t stress enough of how much of an impact changing your environment has on becoming more inspired. Doing the same things for a long period of time can cause feelings of complacency, which isn’t ideal for your mental health. It doesn’t take much at all to alter your standard routine, all you have to do is be a little more open-minded to trying out new experiences. If you’re a homebody, get out the house and mingle every once in a while. If you’re a gym rat, try working out in the park or take a yoga class. If you only have one close-knit group of friends, try hanging out with different people. If you’ve been eating nothing but variations of chicken meals every single day, it’s time to switch it up and try out some seafood.
Inspiring Reads, Audio, or Videos
This task is extremely broad due to the fact that there are plenty of inspirational content out there in the world. You can Google up some uplifting quotes, download the Holy Bible and/or the Sprinkle of Jesus app, listen to educational podcasts, watch empowering videos on YouTube, or read a book that will elevate your way of thinking. For those who are interested in reading more books, bestseller Rich Dad Poor Dad is a great contender to start with. You can also keep up with certain blogs that you may find to encouraging. I’m a fan and avid reader of thebwerd.com, a platform created to influence workingwomen who yearn to build a successful brand and live a life without limitations.
Having Healthy Convos w/ People
Surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals with positive vibes is definitely an elating feeling. I absolutely love having “heart-to-hearts” talks about life and discussions about future boss making moves. What’s even more effective is being around people that have already accomplished similar goals as yours. For instance, I’m a content creator so I position myself to connect and build relationships with others in the same profession. Even two of my close girlfriends started their own virtual platforms.
What can get more inspiring than that!
Hope you all enjoyed and comment down below what ways help you feel more inspired. 🙂