Saturday, August 9, 2014

Staying Inspired When Inspiration Runs Thin

By: Melissa English
If you have been feeling a bit dry on inspiration as you are writing your great piece of work, here are a few things to think about.  All great writers lose inspiration for a bit sometimes.  Some people call it writer's block and others call it lack of inspiration.  But at the end of the day the result is the same, you need inspiration to be able to complete all of your work.  Here are a few tips to get back inspiration quickly and get back on the track to producing your piece of great work.
1. Take a Nap: Did you know that your body will repair and will recharge when you are feeling unmotivated?  Your dreams can fuel your creative enterprise by helping you think about something in a more creative way.
2. Take a Walk: As simple as it sounds sometimes you need to just get out and breathe in the fresh air to truly get your thoughts flowing again.
3. Call it an Afternoon: If you are not on a strict deadline and have the luxury of time, take advantage of it.  Go somewhere and do something fun to get your mind off the block.
4. Listen to an Inspiring Song or Watch an Inspiring Movie: If feel stuck and can't get out the emotions.  Plan on spending some time just listening to your favorite CD or a song that will get you motivated to get productive again.
5. Watch Something Hilarious: There is nothing better than laughter to get the synapses firing and get you thinking and again producing amazing work. Laughter is the best medicine for all things including lack of inspiration.
6. Pay it Forward: Do you have a friend who is a writer as well?  Sit down with them and go over the challenges that they are having with their writing and you will be able to also improve your own, by looking at each others work.
7. Take a Nature Excursion: Think about your favorite green and quiet place whether it is in the woods, or a park, spend some time there in the quiet and plan how you are going to pick up and resume your manuscript.
These are just a few suggestions to get you back on the road to productivity.  Just remember that a few moments of downtime is not the end of the world.  It is simply the time to recharge your batteries and center your own internal muse.  Happy Writing!

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