Inspiration is such a funny thing, isn't it? It's so hard to explain. For me, it's a feeling that I get deep inside that itches to come out. It's almost like a warm fuzzy-Christmas morning type of feeling. It comes and goes. Sometimes stays for a long time, sometimes, it stays for a mere moment or two. I've found that when things seem like they are going awry, it helps me to do the things I love and the things that help me maintain a positive attitude. The important thing is, to embrace inspiration when you can, and use it.
For me the best advice I can give someone on staying inspired is to do things that they love. If you are busy like me, find time during the week to fit in your special "do nothing" moments. Getting started is always the hardest, but sometimes you just need to take your time.
I don't force writing serious posts on the blog unless something is specifically on my mind. I think sometimes, it does need to come on it's own. One question that I get often is how I stay inspired, and what I do specifically to find inspiration. I don't want to sit here and pretend I have all the answers and that I know what I'm doing, because frankly, I don't. Most of the time, it happens by accident. But here's a list of things that help me when I feel a little out of it and need some inspiration.
-- Listen to some of my favorite songs and sing them while doing things
-- Photography. Lots and lots of pictures of nothing at all. Finding inspiration in every little crevice of my surroundings.
-- Reading through some of my favorite blogs or some inspiring posts
-- A nice long walk when the weather permits
-- Cleaning (this is huge for me. it really helps me gather my thoughts)
-- Look through old photographs and try to think about past days
-- Look through some fashion magazines
-- Try to organize the aspects of my life that seem hectic at the moment