How to find new inspirations when you feel stuck

From writers to artists to plain office workers, just about all of us suffer from following the same daily routine. At times, we become stuck and have no idea what to do and how to become inspired all over again. However, it doesn’t have to be this way at all. Not if you can figure out how to inspire yourself and start afresh. Let us take a quick look at just what you have to do to get out of the rut:

  • Change Your Environment

This is primarily why we all need vacations at some point in our lives. New places and new situations can inspire us in ways we can never imagine. Here, it would be a great idea to just simply get out of the house and go somewhere totally new. You could visit new countries abroad and interact with a whole new culture to find new inspirations. Visiting ancient cities could be the best idea, go visit the Vatican, Athens or Augsburg. However, it doesn’t have to be a place that is completely exotic, just as long as you have never been there before. If you live in an urban environment, (for instance) you might find solace in the countryside, and vice versa. As a matter of fact, just about any new environment can easily spark plenty of inspiration quite simply by giving you an entirely new and fresh perspective on life and your work. 

  • Try and Learn Something Totally New

Here, you should try and escape from the rigid confines of your own mind. In other words, you will have to think outside the boundaries of everything that you have learned and try to relearn something completely new. For example, you can start learning a new language or develop an interest in Japanese ninjutsu.  You can even learn to play music like the stars of the late 18th century! Ultimately, you will have to step outside your comfort zone and try to excel and do things you have never done before. This is a really great way to become inspired.

  • Create Your Very Own Vision Board

This one is fairly straightforward. You should start thinking about exactly what you want from life and just start to envision the same. If you would like to travel to or live on a Polynesian island, you might consider collecting pictures and snapshots of the people who live there. In fact, you can bring your entire collection to one place and create a sort of vision board that will show you the path to your dreams.  You don’t necessarily have to uproot yourself and run off into the wilds. On the contrary, just looking at the vision board should be an excellent way of inspiring yourself to the limit.

  • Visit All of Your Local Bookstores

Bookstores are the ultimate places if you are really looking for creative inspiration. The dusty old tomes in those places are an amazing way of getting to know yourself, even as you get lost in a thousand different worlds full of high adventure. Here, you can spend plenty of quality time browsing all those shelves and getting highly inspired by the awesome imagery and even more interesting ideas.

  • Try a Completely New Creative Form of Art

This is a wonderful idea as well as an opportunity for people who are intrinsically creative as it is. If you have a creative specialty, it is time to put yourself beyond its scope to try something radically new. For example, if you are a writer caught in the throes of the dreaded writer’s block, you can give painting, sculpting and other creative art forms a try. On the other hand, if you are a good musician stuck on your last song or piece, you can take a break and start composing sonnets. As long as you are willing to take that creative leap, you should feel inspired, irrespective of the results.

  • Try To Engage In a Retreat Program

You should definitely consider engaging in various retreat programs, such as the highly effective Iboga retreat. This is also a great way to experience many new things and find plenty of fresh inspiration. You will get to meet new people, hear new stories and also spend a lot of time with yourself and reflect on your past and your own thoughts and feelings.

  • Conclusion

If you feel listless and jaded, it is time to seek out new inspiration by jolting yourself out of your daily routine, from Iboga treatment to traveling, you should do whatever it takes to become inspired once again.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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