When you go for a run or play a game of basketball, you usually do better if your morning breakfast is a well balanced, fruit and vegetable laden meal as opposed to several donuts and some chocolate milk. Knowledge is to your muse what good food is to your body: it provides the fuel you need to continue to get the most out your creative mind when you decide to exercise it. In order to get the most out of your creative productivity you need to feed your muse the good things that it needs to find further inspiration.
Reading a book from your favorite story teller, or about a subject that interests you is a great way to become creatively inspired. As writer, reading the works of others can only help make your own writing stronger. Allowing yourself to escape to another world and to live vicariously can inspire you.
Thanks to blogging, anyone with an opinion or story to tell has the ability to find an audience. Blogs can motivate and inspire, inform and entertain. Next time you are looking for creative inspiration, try reading someone else blog that pertains to the subject you are interested in. You may be pleasantly surprised what you get out of it.
With those well written articles and beautiful pictures, magazines have found a niche in this increasingly overly digitized world of our. Picking up a magazine and paging through it is a novelty that can help inspire the creative processes. You might end up finding your muse in some poignant article, in a stunning pictorial, or even in a full page ad. Open up a magazine, relax, enjoy, and be inspired.
Quotations can be a powerful source of inspiration for anyone who is looking for their muse. Quotes exist because people have the tendency to want to preserve the wisdom that is passed down to them. Next time you want to be inspired, look up some quotes and see if the succinct and poignant thoughts of others help spark your creative flame.
The newspaper is loaded with things that can help light your creative fire. From local sports stories to global events, reading the newspaper can help you find your muse in events and happenings far and near. Pick up a local paper or go online and find one, read it and watch yourself become inspired.
Poetry takes those things that are hard to put into mere words and writing and allows them to become real and visceral. By following a poet’s path, you might be able to find your own route to new creative thoughts and ideas.
Whether it is specific as learning a new language or general, like taking a seminar on communication, learning a new skill can help find other tools that will help you find your muse. They can also help you unleash the big idea you already have and turn it into a reality.
Biographies are a great way to find inspiration from the life story of others. Take the time to read about someone’s life; their ups and downs, their past and how it shaped them, how they became who they are. Their stories might give you perspective into other people’s creative process and reflecting upon it might help you find the path to your own muse.
If you are looking for creative insight: reading history can help you find your muse and help you better understand the world around you. Knowing how we got here will help you better understand where we are going. Good writers draw upon history to make their world of words more complete.
Reading how other creative people found success can help motivate you to continue to work hard until you find it too. When are looking for a creative boost, hop online or go to the bookstore and find your muse again by reading about the success of others.
Philosophers were the first great thinkers who asked questions about the universe as well as humanities place in it. If you are looking for a creative spark, picking up a book of philosophy can help give you the creative kick start you need by helping you see the world in a different light and to ask questions about it.
Inspirational books are out there waiting for you to pick them up and gain a little piece of creative insight. Next time you are looking for your muse, try reading one of these ‘feel good” books to see if they can help you see the world from a different perspective and fan your creative flames.
If you have creative questions, online forums may be able to provide the answers. Type in the creative subject at hand along with forum into your search engine and see what other people have been saying about what also interests you.
You only need to look at the history of humanity to see the importance of religion and its ability inspire and motivate. Since the time writing was invented, religion has inspired writers to create. Thinking about religion can help you find your muse.
They say that “variety is the spice of life” and this may especially be true for the life of your muse. A creative mind cannot thrive off of a singular inspirational source just as person will suffer malnutrition if they only ate peanut butter sandwiches. In order to find new sources of inspiration, try changing up what you are reading and studying and see if your muse may be hiding in a different subject.
Seeking knowledge and learning about new things is a great way to gain creative inspiration and to finally find that elusive muse. Allowing yourself to go off the deep end, and to learn everything you can about a particular subject or hobby and lead to new creative outlets and perhaps even a more fulfilling career.
Like snowflakes, no two of us are exactly alike; however, we all share common bonds with others that can help us find inspiration from the same things. Next time you are looking for your muse, try to find out what others are inspired by and try it out for yourself to see if perhaps it also helps unleash your own creativity.
While analytical can be seen as creative’s opposite, you actually need both in order to find your muse. Creative thinking can help you come up with many possible solutions or ideas. Analytical thinking can help you whittle these ideas or solutions down helping you find the one that best serves your creative goals.
Approaching a subject with a clean slated mind can help lead to new creative insights that an expert would have never thought about. Not knowing everything there is to know about it can help lead to fresh ideas about a subject. If you are having trouble “de-expertising” yourself, get another non expert to help you and see what creative gems you can come up with.