1. Give yourself the gift of time
Don’t rush yourself. Give yourself a day to just be and do whatever comes to you. You might be surprised at the inspiration that strikes when you least expect it.
2. Go beyond your comfort zone
It’s easy to get stuck in a routine. Try something you’ve never done before that pushes you out of your comfort zone, by breaking the routine of your daily life, you’ll encourage the flow of ideas.
3. Read one of the classics
The classics are rightly named for a reason. Google ‘classic books’ and pick one to read this week.
4. Watch an inspiring TED Talk
There are so many inspiring TED talks just waiting to be watched. From science to art, history to technology, whatever your creative thing is, there is a TED talk to inspire you.
5. Read an inspiring blog post
Visit your favorite bloggers and read an inspiring post. There’s nothing like a few powerful words to spark your inspiration.
6. Read an autobiography of someone you admire
Reading about the life of someone you admire can be greatly inspiring. Hearing about their struggles and triumphs can inspire you in your own work.
7. Try meditating
Take some time to sit, be still and breathe. Our busy lives can sometimes leave us so frantic that it can be difficult to get inspired. By taking the time out to meditate, you’ll give your brain a chance to refresh.
8. Change your environment
Get out of the house and go somewhere new. A new environment can spark inspiration by giving you a new way of looking at things.
9. Try a new creative art form
Push yourself outside the bounds of your creative specialty and try something new. If you’re a writer, try painting. If you’re a musician, write a poem.
10. Keep a notebook to jot down ideas
Keep a notebook with you to jot down ideas whenever they strike. These ideas might not seem ground breaking at the time but they might serve as inspiration at a later date.