50 Ways to Find Inspiration
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It’s important to nail down why you want to go plastic-free. Having a strong, defined sense of purpose will help you stay the course when things inevitably get tough and inconvenient.
The most common "why" of a plastic-free lifestyle is a sense of responsibility to help both the environment and society.
It’s a matter of reducing where you can and reusing the plastic you can’t avoid. Because absolute zero-waste is actually not possible.
You have to think of how exactly do you stop using it. So you first have to understand what’s truly feasible.
Perhaps the best place for people to start cutting out plastic is in your drinking habits:
Be willing to accept the inherent risk in not following what seemed to be the obvious route. Such risk tolerance is another important part of challenging what you think you know and cultivating creativity.
If you’re always afraid to try new things because they might not work, you’re going to have a tough time cultivating your more creative side.
Create vision boards–collages of words and images–related to business challenges or goals. Do mind-mapping or doodling exercises.
You will begin making remote associations. It can be hard and it’s a stretch, but it opens up new ways of thinking.
When you’re facing down something unexpected, you’re taken out of your everyday experience and all of the preconceived notions that go with it.
Do something new every day to capture the same openness. Take a new route home and carefully observe what’s there. Look for beauty, interesting architecture, or exceptional gardens. Remember how it feels to be truly observant and unsure of what to expect.
Inspiration involves both being inspired by something and acting on that inspiration.
It opens us to new possibilities by allowing us to go beyond our ordinary experiences and limitations. Inspiration propels a person from apathy to possibility and transforms the way we perceive our own capabilities.
And the good news is that it can be activated, captured, and manipulated, and it has a major effect on important life outcomes.
Inspired people report higher levels of important psychological resources, including belief in their own abilities, self-esteem, and optimism.
Mastery of work, absorption, creativity, perceived competence, self-esteem, and optimism are all consequences of inspiration.