From the founder…

Today I’m honored to share a post from This Wondrous Life.

I was asked how I find inspiration. It was a great exercise for me, and I encourage you to do the same.

Here’s what I learned about Inspiration

  • Inspiration isn’t a lightning bolt. It’s a lot of work.
  • When you feel uninspired do something else – something unrelated and physical, or something that takes a lot of brain power.
  • When you feel inspired, write it down!!! When you lose your flow, it’s easier to come back if you’ve written it down!!
  • Remember that inspiration often comes when you’re least expecting it. Let your mind ruminate for a while.
  • Know that inspiration comes from a million different sources, and your Facebook feed likely isn’t one of them.
  • When I feel inspired I find my flow.
  • When inspiration is low I doodle, play legos with my daughter, or make pie crust by hand.
  • Don’t fear inspiration. It’s often vulnerable, uncomfortable, and terrifying. Do it anyway.
  • Three things that keep me inspired are getting outside, creating with my hands, and playing with my daughter.

I took the liberty of creating a modified exercise from the wonderful Danae of This Wondrous Life:

 

Fill in the blank with one or two sentences:
  1. INSPIRATION IS…
  2. INSPIRATION IS NOT…
  3. INSPIRATION LOOKS LIKE…
  4. INSPIRATION FEELS LIKE…
  5. INSPIRATION MEANS…
  6. WHEN YOU FEEL UNINSPIRED, DO…
  7. THE THING ABOUT INSPIRATION IS…
  8. INSPIRATION MAKES ME THINK…
  9. INSPIRATION SHOULD BE NEVER BE…
  10. THREE THINGS THAT KEEP ME INSPIRED ARE….

Did you know you can get prompts like these texted to you every day?

Remember your story, one text at a time!