How spending some time in a quiet place can help you find your muse
While noise and chaos can at time be stimulating to the creative process, other times they are just distractions that end up keeping your muse bottled up. Finding a quiet place or time to sit down and reflect upon your or creativity is essential for helping you let you hear your muse through all the static that is around you.
- The radio is blaring
- People are hollering
- You cell phone is buzzing
- Dogs are barking
- Kids are screaming
- Horns are honking
And you sit there wondering why you cannot find inspiration.
While noise and chaos can be stimulating at times, other times it can be nothing short of distracting pulling you out of your creative mindset and keeping from ever even getting it off the ground. Finding your inspiration in a noisy environment is like having to go to bed while all your roommates are partying all night. No matter how hard you try to tune them out, every time you are just about to drift off, some loud laugh or sudden beer bottle crash ends up keeping you awake.
What you need to do in times you are having trouble seeing your muse through all the static, is to shut yourself off from all the noise. Just like you might be forced to tell your roommates to take the party elsewhere, you might also need to find some silence so that you can hear yourself think. Find a nice quiet park, take a walk through the woods, go up to your attic or down into your basement. Find a nice quiet spot that allows you to focus on your thoughts and to sort through the muck until you are able to find your inspiration.
Whether you are working on your book, trying to get some paintings done, working on your business report or trying to learn something new, finding a quiet spot somewhere can be the first step towards kick starting the old creative motor. Find a place that is comfortable and free of noisy distractions and allow your creative self to get busy.