Finding Your Inner Muse
You know those days where everything seems to click? Your writing is completely in sync and you feel like you could hammer out an entire book by lunchtime. You feel invincible and unstoppable. You feel inspired. You’ve tapped into your inner muse and you’re holding on for dear life because you don’t know when your muse will visit again. So how do you find your inner muse?
1. Reach out to the people that inspire you the most – So much of our writing, whether we realize it or not, is influenced by our relationships with people that move us. When you’re feeling uninspired call up a friend or mentor that you look up to and just talk to them. It doesn’t matter if you’re explaining your struggles, letting them guide you, or just listening to a story they have to tell that resonates deep within you, the interaction alone can be enough to spark creativity.
2. Get outside – Mother Nature has a magical way of tugging at our heartstrings, and sometimes you can tap into your muse by quite literally stopping to smell the roses. Take time to appreciate the world we live in and all that it has to offer. Nature has the ability to touch each of our five senses uniquely, and each sensation can offer a different outlet for our muse to grasp hold of.
3. Read – Immerse yourself in different types of literature. Blogs, books, poetry… it doesn’t matter what it is so long as it’s something you identify with. Words have a way of reaching out and touching us, coaxing us into submission to our inner inspiration. Sometimes it’s a particular character that suddenly causes the pieces to fall into place, other times it’s a single sentence that makes everything click.
4. Make time to do the things that make you happy – It’s important to always carve out time away from work to focus on things that make us happy. It can be spending time with a loved one, going sailing, or taking a day trip to our favorite city. When we are happy we are inspired.
5. Work out – Get your blood pumping! Go for a run or hit the gym for a class. Not only are you doing something good for your body, but working out also gives you a chance to clear our mind of any stressors you’ve been hanging onto. Plus, a healthy body breeds a healthy mind.
While you can never force your inner muse to appear at your command, you can do different things to be more receptive when she does come around. Don’t let frustration and negativity bring you down when you’re struggling with a bout of a lack of inspiration. Instead cultivate a positive, healthy outlook and soon you’ll find yourself awash in creativity.
Nancy Parker was a professional nanny and she loves to write about wide range of subjects like health, Parenting, Child Care, Babysitting, nanny background check tips, etc... You can reach her @ nancy.parker015 @ gmail.com