When It Feels Like Your Creativity and Motivation are Just Gone!
Hey friends! I know, not much going on here at Poofing the Pillows.
Crickets chirping. Dust bunnies rolling around. You get the picture.
Do you ever go through periods of time when you have absolutely no motivation or creativity whatsoever? I'm there right now. Why? I have no explanation.
Sometimes you just lose your mojo.
So what's a girl to do?
Here's what I'm going to do starting now. I'm dusting off my britches and getting to work! That usually sparks my ideas and actions. It's the old object in motion thing and once you make yourself move it's easier to keep going. There's so much creativity in this world and it's really not that hard to find inspiration.
A starting place for me right now is gardening. It's time to plant things here in Texas. My poor flower pots are sitting empty - just waiting to be noticed. Planting is creative and promising. Breathing fresh air and soaking up sunshine is good for you. We are in transition right now while our house is being built and it seems that would be really inspiring but most of our stuff is packed! All of my favorite things are out of sight and out of mind so for now I can plan and dream. I might even get out my colored pencils and draw a garden design.
I'm going to embrace the new season! Green grass, blue skies, bunnies, birds, and sunshine. I love it all! There is inspiration in the season when life is new and fresh. A person does have to keep her eyes open though and sometimes we I am guilty of being closed off to fresh ideas.
Spending time with creative friends sure can get my wheels turning. Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the Brighten Workshop hosted by At Home with Jemma and Garden Up Green's Carole West. These girls were organized, encouraging, and enthusiastic about blogging and life. I came away feeling refreshed and happy. Do you have friends who inspire you to be creative?
Reading sparks new ideas too. Gardening books, decorating magazines, blogs, recipe books, and sometimes good old fiction can nudge me from a creativity dry spell. I just purchased this book and can hardly wait to devour its pages.
I know we've all heard that quote time and time again but do you stop to think about it much? The world looks all too perfect these days with social media. I'm so guilty of thinking I could never do it as well as her... or man I wish I could do that... or if only my something was as good as hers. Honestly y'all. Comparison sucks the life out of me sometimes but it's all self imposed. Please tell me you feel that way too some days.
This post is me talking to myself and you. It's a pep talk of sorts. :)
I'm happiest when I'm creative and productive. Bet you are too.
So tell me please, what are your secrets when you feel like your creativity and motivation have disappeared?