Ever happened to you that the blank white space stares back at you endlessly? Or the ink just doesn’t wants to bleed? Or probably your captivating thoughts cage themselves refraining from reflecting onto the paper? Does any or all of these force you to think that this is it.. the end of your capability to write? When the ink runs dry, thoughts become captive and the pages remind you of eraser like never before, you are a victim of self sabotage!
No matter such a good writer you’d be but there will always be empty days where you might lack inspiration and motivation to write. Every writer needs a bit of inspiration to sink deep into their block of imagination and bring out the suppressed thoughts in the form of words and phrases to be read and felt equally. Agree or disagree but Inspiration is and always be an integral part the writing process. Sometimes the inspiration is the work deadlines, while at times deadlines prove a failure too!
Now just to rescue you from self sabotaging your virtue we have complied ways to refill your think tank and inspire the writer within you to bleed your thoughts.
Know what unmotivated feels like: Know what the problem is when you cant get yourself to move forward on the path. And Often you’ll discover that it isn’t that you suffer from a motivation problem, you just haven’t got the ingredients of your circumstances right yet.
Understand Resistance: Resistance is the invisible force that rises up to block anyone who wants to accomplish anything. So the next time when you feel unmotivated to do something that you could have sworn you’d love to do, push past the lack of inspiration and just go do it. Notice what happens. Here, while we are compiling this blog for you, let me tell you initially we too lacked inspiration. But howsoever we are always inspired to inspire our readers.
Overhear dialogues: Whether it be at a park or a mall or workplace, sometimes you must eavesdrop on people. Not in a gross way or anything, but by just keeping quiet, and listen. Sometimes if you happen to overhear a snippet of interesting dialog, jot it down in your writing journal as soon as possible. It can serve as a model or inspiration for later writing.
Art research: For the writer aspiring to greater heights, there is no better inspiration that great art. While it doesn’t compare to the experience of seeing the art in person, researching about inspiring works of art helps you to think deep and look in the details of the history which ultimately might spark a good thought!
Music: Music is the best system support one can ever have in times of loneliness. Often people relate to number of songs because they think it perfectly narrates their story of the moment. However, for a writer music is like a soul sister. No one can connect with the lyrics as close as a writer can. So play your favorite songs in the background as you write, and allow it to lift you up and move you.
Admire Nature: Stuck for ideas? Go for a walk or a jog. Get away from sidewalks and into grass and trees and fields and hills. Appreciate the beauty around you, and let the inspiration flow through you. Allow the sunsets and sunrises to uplift your mood.
Reading your favorite author over and over again: Annoying at times but great quotes helps to inspire the writer within you. Visiting the pages from your favorite authors books or phrases to find ideas to spark your writing is the best motivation for self-improvement.
Travel: Whether it be halfway around the world, or a day trip to the next town or national park, getting out of your usual area and discovering new places and people and customs can be one of the best inspirations for writing. Use these new places to open up new ways of seeing.
If all the above suggestions still leave you helpless than all you gotta do is, repeat not once, twice but till the time you are not motivated enough to get back to what you do the best. Repeat and remind yourself – “I write, therefore I Am.”
What the famous authors think about Inspiration:
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. –Napoleon Hill
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. –Amelia Earhart
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. –Mark Twain
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. –Alice Walker
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. –Pablo Picasso