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4 Tips to Finding Inspiration

Do Things Differently

Trying new things or old things in different ways is a quick way to change things if nothing excites you and you’re living a repetitive routine. 

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Be Curious

Static systems stifle curiosity. Reintroduce curiosity into your brand by changing your perception of the world to a more dynamic one.

Instead of focusing on controlling the outcome when innovating, focus instead on thinking in dynamic terms and accepting many possible outcomes. This fosters curiosity in your team.

Be Keenly Aware

Part of finding inspiration is being keenly aware of subtle changes in your surroundings.

Only by getting out of the office and living within the network participants’ worlds will you be able to notice the subtle changes that magnify inspiration.

Use Your Imagination

To find inspiration is important to have an active imagination, and that needs to be exercised. Turn on your imagination by doing creative things.

Do things that encourage people to find inspiration through the use of “out of the box” thinking. When you support this kind of thinking by not criticizing it, new inspiration will really start to flow.

Restrict yourself

Research suggests placing self-imposed limitations can boost creativity. 

It forces your brain to come up with creative solutions to finish a project around the parameters you’ve set.

Re-conceptualize the problem

Instead of thinking of a cut-and-dry end goal to certain situations, creative people sit back and examine the problem in different ways before beginning to work.

If you find yourself stagnating by focusing on generic problems, try to re-conceptualize the problem by focusing on a more meaningful angle.

For example: Instead of thinking “What would be something cool to paint?” rather ask, “What sort of painting evokes the feeling of loneliness that we all encounter after a break-up?”

Create psychological distance

Creating “psychological” distance may be useful for breaking through a creative block.

Try to imagine your creative task as being disconnected and distant from your current position/location - this may make the problem more accessible and can encourage higher level thinking.

Exercise your mind

Reading is to the mind as exercise is to the body.

Make time to read books that help you make positive changes in your life. Then put into practice what you learn every day.

Alone time

Alone time is just as important as socializing time. It is important to stay alone for you to understand your thoughts and emotions at a deeper level.

When spending time alone, put your phone and other devices away. Turn off the television and meditate for a couple of minutes. Sit down comfortably. Close your eyes and ask yourself, “What do I want? “

Listen to music

You can get inspired by listening to good music. If you are feeling tired and stressed out, just listen to good music. It makes you feel peaceful, happy and relaxed.

And you can only get inspired if you are peaceful, happy and relaxed