Finding inspiration when you’re not inspired is tough. Scrolling social media sounds a lot better than tackling the dishes, especially when you've just been hand-washed a 4 person's place setting not too long ago. But, as we identified previously, we are moms and we cannot let things like this go unattended for too long since time will only tell when a clean dish is needed for that second pizza our picky eater is craving.
Here are 3 ways, I find inspiration throughout my day:
1. Go for a walk
According to Stanford News, walking boosts creative inspiration. I find that when I’m feeling out of sorts or just blah, going for a walk usually settles my mood. Tuning in some music and putting on my comfy Sketchers shoes are the ingredients to this recipe since I might as well get my workout on.
As the saying goes, killing two birds with one stone when I do this since I am 1. Getting my workout for the day and 2. Finding inspiration through me.
The environment is not important but I find that walking outdoors is most therapeutic. This is a chance for you to be one with your thoughts and not have to tend to everyone else during this time. This is the time when you can be selfish and enjoy the peacefulness, at least for a little while.
2. Brain Dump
Writing random thoughts from my brain to my journal helps me unwind any unease I’ve had previously. I first learned this technique from my favorite author Mel Robbins when she created the 5-second bullet journal. I love all things quick since there’s only so much time in a day for us to get through everything off our list so dumping my thoughts into a journal made sense to me.
Nowadays, I am jotting ideas and thoughts into a plain notebook since I’ve used up all the pages of my 5-second bullet journal but it’s the same concept. You let your mind go and your hands will just write it all out without any critique or judgment. It feels exhilarating to release all that tension and to see everything you’ve bottled up inside on pieces of paper with your handwriting.
If you haven’t done this yet, I urge you to try it. It seriously doesn’t take long and you’ll feel a sense of tranquility since it’s out of your headspace.
3. Listening to an Audiobook
If you’re like me, you love to multitask so listening to an audiobook while doing the usual mundane housework can make the chore easier and dare I say, a little fun. Tuning into someone else’s idea of imagining a story told by the author while doing something mindless like washing the dishes or folding the laundry is something I look forward to.