Here are my top five igniters to spark creativity and inspiration in your life. Each igniter is simple, affordable and easy to slot into your week so, go on, light your inner fire!
Igniter 1: Never underestimate the power of me-time.
Switch off, go offline and enjoy some time on your own. Take yourself for a coffee date with your book, wander around an art exhibition, go to a yoga class, book a full body massage, meditate, listen to music or simply have an afternoon nap. We all need time to recharge, reset and align with our inner self.
Igniter 2: Get outside into nature.
Winter makes it so easy to stay warm and cosy indoors; however, it is so important to get outside, to get your blood flowing, and to breathe fresh air into your lungs. Go for a walk in the forest, swim in the ocean or simply enjoy some sunshine on your skin while enjoying a cup of tea in your garden. Balance your chi.
Igniter 3: Journal.
Write in a dedicated notebook and if you don’t know where to start, do a free association exercise. Time yourself for a minute or two and write whatever comes to mind. It doesn’t need to make sense; it will make sense to you afterwards. This quick exercise enables you to unpack those swirling thoughts in your mind and unlocks genius creative ideas.
Igniter 4: Spend time with inspiring friends.
You know that feeling when you get home after a few hours of inspiring conversation with your like-minded friends? It’s great. Every now and then, some of my close friends and I meet for a ‘Big Ideas’ session where we share delish snacks, open a bottle of vino and bounce new ideas around. Whether you’ve started your own business and need some marketing advice or are trying to navigate a tricky situation, call up your besties and meet up for a ‘Big Ideas’ session.
Igniter 5: Listen to a TED Talk or five.
There are so many TED Talks online so pick a topic and get sucked into the inter-webs for a while. Speakers from all parts of the globe and all walks of life share their stories and lessons in short TED Talks. Whenever I’m feeling uninspired or tired but have a looming deadline, I take a tea break and watch a few TED Talks to reignite my mind and body.
Lastly, if you are ever doubting yourself in whatever situation, remember that everything you need is within yourself. You have the matches to light your inner fire.
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