Sunday, December 31, 2017
Getting inspired on a daily basis is actually more work than you think. You will have to go out or just be doing something in order to get inspired by your surroundings or current situation.
On the last day of 2017, I watched Justine Leconte’s video, and I agree with her 5 inspiration ideas. I have actually done all five ideas in the past. And, I think I will try to use these ideas more on a daily basis for fresh and new ideas.
- Learn something new every day.
- I agree because when I do daily blogs, I often analyze my whole day from the time I woke up and list everything that happened. I check to see if anything new popped up or if I actually learned something because everything happens for a purpose and I want to learn from that situation or idea into to improve my life and move forward. I used to do the same things in my past blogs, which include using spiritual quotes for an inspiration calendar book. They are positive and they still pop up on my facebook page, although the year I wrote the blog with spiritual quote is usually around during the early 2000s.
- Random Research
- I have also done this idea before, mostly in fashion magazines in order to get random ideas from different books or magazines. Something will actually pop up in that page, and it will actually lead to something else that you are interested in doing, but it might give you a different way of pursuing something that you might not have thought of otherwise.
- Brain Exercises
- I like doing puzzle books as well as playing Luminosity games on Facebook because I want to keep me brain working into my old age so hopefully I don’t experience dementia, senility, Alzheimer’s or any other brain degenerative disease. Plus, my mother did die of ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, and I need to keep that in mind for my own brain health because it could be genetic.
- Use your Hands
- Yeah, I agree, because when I am in the shower, I often meditate for ideas. I should use my artist eraser because it is always hard, and playing with it a lot can soften it and make it easier to use when I need to erase my work.
- Learn from other people
- I often get new ideas from used book sales as well as YouTube videos and internet people or internet sites. I once bought a used book by Natalie Goldberg at a used book sale, which was about doing writing exercises when you have writer’s block. It gave me some interesting exercises to try out when I was working on my first novel, which helped me finish writing the whole first draft within one year. But I later did a lot of editing.