Inspiration has no limits.
We’re surrounded by stories, music, oceans, the patterns of fleeting water. The wind, the sun, art, people. Obstacles and victories.
Creativity, love and nature are all fuel for the soul ~ G Brian Benson.
Yet many times we feel empty. Can’t formulate one creative thought.
We had a dream. In fact, we had lots of them.
But then life happened. And worry crept into our life, sucking the creative energy out of us like a leech.
Now we feel flat.
Grey. Uninspired. Heavy.
And we don’t know how to turn on the light.
Sure, we want fireworks. We want inspiring stories and belly laughs. We want passion.
Heck, right now all we want is a tiny spark. The ability to pull the story out of the emotional depth inside us and write it down. One word at a time.
So, what to do?
What reignites the spark for one writer may fall flat for other. However, I will share what works for me … most times:
1. Read, read, and read some more. Or if you enjoy other creative endeavor do it, again and again. Creative work produces creativity.
2. Let nature hold us. Walking, hiking, any outdoor activity will do. Becoming one with nature works wonders for creativity.
3. Let out your inner child. Be silly. Hug harder. Laugh louder.
We know exercising helps creativity. Well, laughter does the same thing. It decreases anxiety, improves mood, enhances resilience, adds joy to life.
In the end, the forces that subdued the story can be the forces that bring it out.
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