Alrighty friends, since I heard so many good things from you all in my last “Don’t feel like you fit in” post I thought, why don’t we all talk about another lil thing that seems to pop up at so many of us?
And that would be the dreaded…losing your inspiration, feeling unmotivated, no ideas are forthcoming and you are just NOT feelin it. I’m here to tell you that it happens…to…all….of…us.
I know what you’re thinkin, whaattt?! It seems like everyone on IG has it all together and is always workin on something! And you would be right to a large degree, however what you don’t always see are the down days/weeks where those ideas are just not there.
I know of several who have been open about their lack of motivation and inspiration. We’re talking accounts from 200-200,000. I think the biggest thing we all need to remember is to cut ourselves some slack. We expect so much from ourselves. To always produce, think of the next awesome project or design, keep pushing forward while we maintain the rest of our lives simultaneously. Creativity is fluid, it ebbs and flows. Sometimes it’s ALL up in your face and brimming over the sides and sometimes it’s a tiny trickle that doesn’t give you enough for a drink.
Real talk, I’m tired. The last couple of months have been rough for a variety of reasons and I feel like no matter how much I sleep it’s never enough. This translates into a lack of inspiration and creativity. I can’t see through the fog that has currently occupied my brain. But you know what? I have learned that this is absolutely ok.
Why? Because this fog will lift when it should and I will be back to my cup runneth over with crazy colorful ideas. It could be tomorrow, it could be next week. All I know is have faith in the process, the harder you push yourself the more those ideas will elude you. (I have experience in this area my friends, for reals)
Gotta get the big stuff right before you can focus on the fun stuff, and that is exactly where I’m at. Don’t get me wrong, I fully intend to keep on keepin on. I have a couple of projects stewing, just not making any final decisions ATM. I’m waiting for some bolt of inspiration, that perfect something that breaks open the avalanche.
And when it comes, oh yeah! I can’t wait to really get started. Having said that, I am choosing to be content with letting things just kind of happen and part of that is giving my brain train a break at the station.
How do you feel about inspiration? Do you ever have times where you just feel like everything is eluding you? You can’t see the forest through the trees?
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