Whether you are a professional creative or a for-fun creative, there are days when you feel as though you’ve exhausted all inspiration around you. No amount of brainstorming and doodling excites you to pursue your creative field. Fear not! You are not any less creative because you’ve hit a minor slump – it happens to the best of us. What you might need is a healthy dose of offbeat inspiration.
Does art imitate life or does life imitate art? Either way, try to find inspiration from nature. Observe the way that the animals move, the sound of the trees rustling, or how the sunlight is reflected off of various surfaces. Could these natural occurrences be incorporated and translated into your latest project? We may often forget, living in a concrete jungle, but we live in sync with the nature around us. Take a cue from the original creative, Mother Earth!
IN OPPOSITE INTERESTS
Do you have a finely curated following on your social media of people who inspire you? Are they the top executives and directors in your field of interest? Branch out and let people from different fields become an inspiration. Sure, entrepreneurs will benefit from listening to TED Talks from other well-established innovators before them. However, seeking stimulation from outside sources may teach a valuable lesson and add a different angle to your project.
Finding inspiration itself shouldn’t be the hardest part. There is so much that we can learn and absorb from everything around us! However, we need to approach it with an open mind and a desire to be inspired.