Updated: February 19, 2021
Do you feel unmotivated and uninspired?
You know those days when you don’t feel like doing anything.
It’s not that you don’t want to but because you are uninspired. You feel blah and need something more to get you excited.
You have goals to set and things to do, and sitting around feeling unmotivated is not helping.
And you want to know how to get yourself inspired so you can feel productive and fulfilled.
Sometimes it’s as simple as taking a break and doing nothing. But what if you are already on break and can’t find the things that inspire you to wake up inside?
Or you need to create content and don’t have the inspiration to write a blog post, create a youtube video, or post on your influencer platform.
Well, I have good news. You can get inspired by trying something different and new so you can get back into the flow and grow.
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How to Find Inspiration: 15 simple things to try
“When you think about quitting, remember how much you accomplished by not giving up.”
1. Ground Yourself
Using grounding yourself exercises is a great way to eliminate distractions and give your brain a chance to restore itself.
For example, a quick walk in the park kicking leaves or rocks can spark your creative juices and allow you to be present at the moment.
Pay attention to detail that you usually miss, such as bugs crawling on the ground, leaves blowing in the wind, sounds of birds chirping, and the weather on your skin.
Grounding at home involves sitting on the floor or walking barefoot in front of the house.
2. Listen to Inspiring Music
Listen to music that you may not normally listen to and see if it inspires you. Or make a playlist of your favorite songs from each year.
Pick a hero song. You know the song that you listened to in the past that gets you pump. It could be a song from childhood or one you found that makes you feel powerful.
3. Go Inward for Inspiration
I know in the world we live in today, life is always moving. Our brains are always ON, and we take the moments of the piece to watch TV or scroll through our phones.
But what if you are silencing your inner guide and killing your inspiration by never tapping into you?
Challenge: Take a moment to sit silently, breathe, and be still. For how long? Set your timer for 10 mins and breathe so you can connect with yourself and shut out the noise in your life. For tips on how to get started, read How to Meditate.
4. Switch Gears
So you can be burnt out from constantly doing the same thing over and over, and you lost your spark.
Instead of trying to motivate yourself to do something you really don’t feel like doing, do something new or completely different.
For example, when launching my, I Am Her: Unchained, Centered, and Focused Program, I completely burnt myself out with the emails, posting to social media, FB challenges, and writing content. I was done.
Instead of forcing myself to find inspiration to blog or create content again, I started to remodel the house and focus more on house decor. This helped me take a break from the usual and find inspiration while moving a sofa.
Now don’t switch gears too long because it can become a long-term distraction from you being productive.
So challenge your brain so you can get inspired.
- Learn a new language
- make a dish you never made
- paint a picture following someone on Youtube
- Have the kids teach you how to play a video game
5. Create a Manifesting Vision Board
A vision board is a powerful way to envision your life and focus on things you want in life. It’s the simple process of collecting images and words that reflect your inner thoughts and desires.
Creating a vision board can help you tap into your WHY, keep you motivated so you can get inspired to get inspired every day.
6. Grab a Good Book
One thing I love to do is read. Whether fiction or non-fiction, it’s a great way to escape into someone else story. It’s a way to be inspired and to develop personal growth.
Now I know you are thinking 2 things.
- How do I find time to ready when I’m so busy? Girl, just read a page a day and keep it simple.
- Where do I find good books to read? You can go to your local library for digital books, audiobooks, or physical books. Then there is always Amazon Books.
7. Use Resources you Have Around you
One of my favorite resources to get inspired is popping into some Facebook Groups. You can find questions you wondered about, like starting a business or finding topics that your audience needs to address.
Around the time I started blogging, my biggest struggle what finding my purpose in life, especially while raising a family. The Facebook group offered tons of advice, with many suggestions on what others are passionate about and how they find the time.
Also, LinkedIn is a website that allows you to connect with others in your field or a career field you wish to explore. It’s as simple as requesting someone as a friend and DM’ing them a question about their position. And I know from experience that people respond!
New resources out are TikTok, Clubhouse, and Slack groups.
8. Follow Your Cheerleader ( Social Media or IRL)
Do you have someone you follow that makes you feel inspired and motivated? Hopefully, it’s me!
I have several blogs that I follow for inspiration and social media platforms that help whip me into shape ( mentally).
Who you listen to will depend on the kind of inspiration you need.
- justagirlandherblog.com (organization),
- byregina.com (blogging),
- apinchofyum.com (recipes),
- michaelhyatt.com (personal development).
- Find blogs that speak to you and subscribe to their newsletter so you can get updates and tips. Did you sign up for my weekly inspiration? download below
9. Listen to Podcast
Podcasts are great because you can listen to them on your commute to work, when you get ready for work, or cleaning the house.
Sometimes, we know you have time to sit and read a quiet book, but listening to inspiration podcasts can be just as relaxing.
My go-to podcast for inspiration
- Mindvalley Podcast(Best Motivation Podcast)
- The Christy Wright Show
10. Pinterest Hot Topics
Pinterest is a search engine that allows you to look up pretty much anything you can think of.
This is a good resource to find topics that you need to address. If you have a hard time getting organized, which is getting in the way of your inspiration, then find topics that help you organize your home, life, or mind.
If you have a hard time spirituality and need to do a spiritual cleanse to remove negativity, search for topics that could help.
My board is below, so follow me and check out some mom inspiration, advice, and organization systems.
11. Journal it Out
Documenting your days in a journal is a great way to spark creative inspiration. Also, it a way to look back, see how far you came and the things you accomplished. Every year I start a new book to look back and read some of my goals, thoughts, and struggles.
True story… I have found my childhood book in grade school. I had poems, beef with my current best friend, and what I want in a husband. Really!
I was thinking about a husband in grade school. It was inspiring to see the qualities that I listed are in my husband. I was using the law of attraction and manifesting at a young age, yall!
12. Clear Your Mind of Clutter
The Brain Dump Method is my fav. And everyone who downloads it can’t believe how much clutter they had in their brain that kept them from being at ease.
Basically, the brain dump allows you to get all your thoughts and tasks out of your head and onto paper.
Then your brain is free to be creative and set goals.
No more trying to remember important dates, remind yourself to wash clothes, or get to the dishes in the sink. Now your feel relief and have mental space.
13. Turn on Music and Dance
Turn up some music and dance yourself free. Dancing is a great way to help your mind, body, and soul. You can use a form of dance to release unwanted energy or to get yourself pumped.
Ways dancing can help.
- You can dance away stress
- dance to release anger
- Dance to get in shape ( Zumba is fun)
- Dance to connect with the family ( we love Just Dance)
- Dance to free your mind.
14. Visit Places in Your Local Area
My family has been taking advantage of this because you never act like a tourist when you live in the area. But for a weekend it will be fun to be a tourist.
We are in Maryland, so close to Baltimore and Washington DC, which offers free museums and historical landmarks.
You may not live next to major cities, but I’m sure you can find a local paint gallery, go to an estate sale, a flea market, or wine tasting events.
Check out Groupon or tripadvisior.com for ideas in your area.
15. Listen to inspirational TED talks
If you have not heard about TED talks, then you have been under a rock.
It’s a phenomenal site that encompasses a guest speaker who addresses various topics. You can easily find a topic geared to your interest and feel inspired.
Don’t know where to start? Listen to toTed talks most popular talks of all time.
Final Thoughts for How to get Inspired in Life
After watching, do you still have questions or feel stuck? Please shoot me an email [[email protected]]. I would love to help!
Which tips do you have to get inspired?
Common Question For Finding Inspiration
How do you find motivation and inspiration?
You can find motivation and inspiration in almost everything in life. Most people find inspiration in driving, shower, washing dishes, or some other routine task.
I have suddenly lost all my motivation to do anything. How do I break out of it?
Take a break from your normal routine and try something different. Possibly you lost motivation and feel inspired because something happens like rejection, failure, or unexpected results, which made you pull into your shell to avoid feeling uncomfortable. I would suggest taking a break and looking back over the weeks to dial into the cause. Or, you may be burnt out.
Why inspiration matters?
Inspiration gives you a personal drive to want more and does better. Inspiration gives you the creativity to write, create music, set goals, and stay motivated.
Is motivation and inspiration the same thing?
Motivation is an external drive usually goal-oriented whereas inspiration in the internal drive the increasing positivity toward such task. You can be motivated to get something done so you can check it off your to-do list. If you are inspired to do something, then it’s a natural drive that can also motivate you.