It comes around every now and then — those moments when I feel so uninspired. I, more often than not, look around my house and can’t see pass the clutter or the ordinary. On those days, I feel like my efforts to be a lifestyle photographer will never come to fruition.
And that’s okay. Life happens. I’ve long ago accepted that I won’t always be creative and artistic. There will be days when I can’t write or even pick up my camera.
When those moments come, here are some of the things that I do to pull myself out of it.
5 Tips to Find Inspiration
- Take a Day Off. Don’t sweat it. Take the time to live in the moment and don’t worry so much about how it’ll fit into photography or my next blog post.
- Keep a notebook. I have a small notebook that I keep in my purse. When I don’t have it, I save a voice memo or a note in my phone for me to reference later. Sometimes a great idea comes to me at the most least likely moments (usually when driving or out grocery shopping) I’ll jot an idea in my notebook. When I’m looking for a photography idea or a blog post idea, I’ll flip through my notebook and peruse through my notes.
- Go for a drive or awalk. Sometimes I’ll go for a walk or a drive with no destination in mind. This always helps me clear my mind and helps me “stop and smell the roses”
- Try something new. A change to the routine can really help invigorate the senses. Thought about gardening? Give it a shot. It might introduce you to something your imagination never thought of.
- Focus on details. Taking a step back and just focusing on the little things helps me find inspiration. I’ll often get caught off guard by my daughter smiling up at her daddy or marvel at how my son rubs my arm as he falls asleep. Those small moments are often God’s greatest blessings.
What are some of the ways you find inspiration?