There are those days when inspiration and motivation just flows and flows.
But there are plenty of days that you go looking for it and it's no where to be found.
We all have our little routines — things we do to find that spark again.
Today, I want to share mine. It sounds incredibly simple written down like this, but I've found that it's the process of it that gets my mind moving, to get it thinking "it's time to work".
And for how simple it is, it rarely fails me.
My Routine for Inspiration, Motivation and Creation:
+ Get dressed. It’s hard to feel inspired or energetic when you’re still in your comfy sweatpants and baggy t-shirt you slept in. Put on something that makes you feel confident, edgy. This is especially important if you are going to be working from home [that goes for the next step too].
+ Get ready. Put on a little blush, comb your brows up and away from your eyes [it makes me look more awake] and do your hair. Doing things like this wakes my mind up, almost like saying to it, you’re getting ready to go do something.
+ Tidy your work area. I cannot focus in a cluttered space. Also, don't forget to define a work space. Mine is my combined kitchen/living room area. I can either be found at the island counter, or sitting sideways in one of our big red chairs.
+ Eat something. Even if it’s just a snack, your brain needs food. Put a little thought into what you make. Try a new recipe, arrange your food as if you were going to serve it to someone you want to impress. Slow down, chew and enjoy.
+ Grab something to sip on while you work. I can be found with a cup of coffee in the morning, a cup of tea in the afternoon and a glass of wine in the evenings [but not every evening of course]. Keep a glass of water with you as well to sip on.
+ The final trifecta — Music. Candle. Incense. Find a good playlist, light a stick of nag champa, and grab your favorite candle. It's these three things that are the cherries on top for me to create my perfect work space.
Sounds simple, right? But it's proven effective time and time again. After eating lunch today, I thought, "Right, time to get to work on that blog post Victoria." I just naturally started going through my steps, and I got a thought, this is what you should share today.
Finding the time, and the space to be creative it a crucial element to being a happy person. At least I know it is for me. You don't need an entire day, it can be a mere 10 minutes. Find your spark and let it flow.