Let’s talk inspiration!
Inspiration can be hard to find on the best of days, but while you’re locked up at home it sometimes seems darn near impossible. I’m the type that either is randomly inspired RIGHT NOW or I just “wait to be inspired” and the cycle repeats. However, there a few sure-fire ways that kick-start the inspiration train for me so I wanted to share them all with you today!
And you’ll notice that none of these include perusing social media because I don’t know about you, but I always end up playing the comparison game whenever I get on instagram and that is more discouraging than inspiring. So here are 5 other ways to get inspired in quarantine!
1. A BREATH OF FRESH AIR
Talk a walk, sit in your backyard or just hang your head out the window for a while. Fresh air, sunlight on your skin and a change of scenery never fail to inspire!
2. LOSE YOURSELF IN A NEW WORLD
Watch a new movie or read a new book. Preferably one you’ve been wanting to watch for a while that looked really good but you just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Getting lost in another reality is a sure-fire way to get inspired in quarantine!
3. TRY SOMETHING NEW
For example: cooking! (Even if you totally hate cooking like me). Prepping a new recipe with whatever I can cobble together from my quarantine stockpile plus some super fun music playing while I cook not only makes me feel accomplished that I did something new (and that it was delicious), but I am often inspired to try more cooking or other new activities!
4. LOOK FOR THE BEAUTY IN THE WORLD
Look for the inspiring and out-of-the-ordinary stories from around the world that show the beauty of humanity during quarantine. I’ve shared some links below!
My favorite so far has been a series of videos on instagram called “Quarantine Cutie” where a man in New York saw a girl on the roof opposite him and asked her out for a socially-distanced video date via drone.
Wholesome content and seeing how creative others can during this time is sure to spark some ideas!
5. CALL A FRIEND OR LOVED ONE
Have a 20-minute or a 2-hour phone conversation! Other people and new thoughts and things to talk about always help me gain a little more perspective on the world and get new ideas.
So there we are, friends! I know these things may seem simple, but I encourage you to be intentional about them and you may just be surprised to find them working! Much inspiration to you all,