When you write too much, you sometimes find yourself looking at the task as, well, a task. You look at it as your bread and butter that you tend to lose your grasp on the one thing that got you started into writing in the first place – inspiration.
I can’t say it’s that surprising, considering the fact that once you start doing something you love, like writing, too often, the fun starts to dissipate. Well, at least for some people, this happens.
Now, what do you do when this happens? Do you force yourself into becoming creative? Or try to produce something that sounds remotely as creative as it would if you had been genuinely inspired?
My personal answer: find ways to inspire yourself?
Some people would think of this as forcing one’s self to get in the mood to write, but I’d like to look at it from a different angle and say that this would be something along the lines of reviving a dying flame.
Just because you feel like you’re not inspired to write, it doesn’t mean that you don’t want to write anymore. It’s just a matter of getting the feeling back.
How can you do that? Here are some nifty tricks to get the inspiration back into your system:
It’s all about the outlook. Reminding yourself that you’re out of inspiration and that you’re almost out of the game will not help you regain the inspiration you seek? Try thinking positive and keep an open mind to allow good vibes to come back in.
Read, read, read. You’re not just limited to blogs that are in your circle or of a related industry. Try venturing out to blogs of unrelated interest. Or if you have some time, try to go old school and read books or old magazines. You’ll never know where you can get those genius sparks of ideas.
Find someplace new to write. If you think being confined at home is blocking your inspiration, go out and work someplace else. You can go to the library or a nearby coffee shop. Anyplace that’s fresh to your eyes and you think is conducive to your writing.
Experiment. Just because you’re a writer, it doesn’t mean you’re limited to text only content. There are other mediums you can use to express your ideas, like pictures, videos, and audio clips. Your gift of gab doesn’t require you to stick to writing only, you know.
Be with other people. You can choose to hang out with your friends, writer or otherwise. Sometimes, conversations light the wick of inspiration. Who knows what your friends will say that will get your creative mill running?
Patience is a virtue. Rushing for the sake of getting something done won’t get you anywhere. If anything, there’s going to be a risk of posting poorly written content. You know that half-baked blog posts are bad for your reputation as a writer, right?
Well, these are my personal tricks to boost up my creativity when I’m running low on inspiration to write. How about you, what do you do to spark that inspiration in you?
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