There you are once again, staring at a blank word document, just waiting for inspiration to hit. You watch as the text cursor blinks at you, patiently waiting for that first word to be written down.
It is just one of those days where an idea takes a little (or a lot) longer to come. Where everything but what is right in front of you is a distraction and nothing seems to want to make sense, especially not your ideas.
So, now what? It’s time to find a way to bring those ideas to life. And to get those creative juices flowing.
Nothing like a change of view. Get out of the house and just watch the world as it passes you by. Take a seat on a random bench and look at your surroundings. The people nearby, series of buildings and trees. There’s a story out there. Just wait for it to unravel.
Read a book
What better way to get your creative juices flowing than to get inspiration from the creativity of another? Pick up a book and just read. And I don’t mean a book on a tablet, or online. I mean, an actual book. One that you can pick up and feel the pages, and go through them one by one, watch the characters develop, the plot thicken and hold your breath for the ending. Imagine yourself in the world that the author has painted for you and make your mind burst with imagination.
Do something mindless
Get a blank piece of paper and start doodling, grab a coloring book and start choosing random colors to fill up the spaces. Sometimes, your mind just needs a break. It’s been thinking too long. Maybe by just allowing it to let go and to take it easy, some new ideas will come to mind.
Talk to someone
Ask them about their day and listen to their stories. There might be something there, maybe even a story in there that is worth telling. Listen to the way they tell their stories, something in there might just clique and the story in your head might just unfold.
You don’t need to go far to find inspiration and to get those juices flowing, there’s a story around every corner. You just need to find it. Allow yourself to leave your desk for a moment, and you never know what you’ll find.