I can’t tell you how many days I wake up entirely uninspired. I have no desire to get out of bed, let alone do anything productive. On days like these I turn to reading, viewing, and listening to things that make me happy.
Happiness, in my opinion, is one step closer to inspiration. When I’m content and comfortable, I’m way more open to anything really.
Getting out of my dorm is probably one of the biggest ways I get inspired. Living in New York City, I’m constantly in awe of the people and things around me. I really recommend going and exploring your city, inspiration will find you, but you have to make an effort.
The world around me motivates me to work, explore, and become inspired, however there are always moments when I feel I simply don’t measure up to everything people around me are doing. At times like those I take a step back and just think about how much progress I’ve made in the last month, 3 months, and even year.
Comparing yourself to others is a double edged sword, because while it could inspire you and kind of kick your ass into gear, it could also get you down and make you feel inadequate, which is not the case at all. Everyone is on their OWN journey. Allow the achievements of others to be a light towards what your goal in the future is.
I also tend to draw lots of inspiration from friends. Spending nights in, ordering pizza, and playing cards against humanity is truly a necessity because it always leads to some of the most influential and important conversations I’ve had. They’ve helped me come to realizations about what I want to do and probably most importantly, the type of person I want to be.
Now, I’m no expert and I’m nowhere near perfect. That’s the great part of life, you don’t need to be 100% all the time. Ride the wave out and inspiration will come sooner than you know, sometimes in the most unexpected places. Remember to keep your heart and mind open to new people and new things.