When you are used to be in the know of everything and suddenly – wait nothing interesting is going on – or you do not feel inspired to write about that new bag and purse you just discovered, maybe you just lost your sense of what inspires you the most for a second. Well when you get to feeling that way, then maybe it is time to stop, sit back on take on a new perspective on things.
According to an article in Oprah Magazine: A 5-Step Strategy for Inspiring Yourself
These steps should help to get you motivated and inspired again:
1. Look at old things in new ways.
When we stare at the same problem for too long, we can’t see it anymore. Try looking at your surroundings with new eyes: Pick three ordinary objects (don’t overthink it), and for each one, spend three minutes brainstorming new ways to use it or present it.
2. Play roving reporter.
Try adopting another person’s point of view: Find a friend or coworker with an interest that you don’t really get—romance novels, stamp collecting—and interview her to find out what she loves about it. Or think of someone who baffles you and take her out for coffee.
3. Tell a story.
Hearing your story out loud may help you find faulty logic or new possibilities. Describe your situation to someone and ask her to repeat it back to you. Ask questions like “What do you think is the crux of the problem?” and “Where do you see opportunity?”
4. What would they say?
How would you respond to your situation if you were…
A 7-year-old child?
A World War II fighter pilot?
A 1960s hippie?
Your imaginary advisers may have fresh solutions.
5. Act as if.
Finish these sentences:
I can’t ____ .
I don’t ____ .
I won’t ____ .
Now cross out can’t, don’t, and won’t. Read those statements again. How would life be different if they were true? For just a week, can you live as if they are?
Keep Moving Your Passion Forward,