Staying inspired 24/7 can be tough, especially when you work as a creative!
Even if you are highly motivated (by coffee or otherwise), it can be a real challenge to be “ON” all the time. Late night blogging sessions, gram after gram, it can be exhausting to continually produce awe-inspiring content which is exactly what creatives are paid and expected to do!!! Yikes!!!
That is why I am so excited to share today’s post with you, it’s all about helping you staying inspired with tried and true methods I have found after years of working as a creative. Today I am sharing 3 tips to help you keep those creative juices flowing so the coffee doesn’t have to…that is unless you want it to!
Creative Hack no. 1
CREATE A REAL LIFE PIN BOARD
When I was younger, my mom sister and I would pour over the latest Vogue or Harper’s Bazaar and create lookbooks. I still have every single one and it is super fun to see how my style and taste has evolved – in fact, that is where I got ‘the signature style revolution’ from!
My system has evolved since then to a real life pin-board that I hang in my place and fill with all of the latest outfit, home and travel inspiration I am digging at the time. Any time I am feeling lack luster about what outfits to shoot or what kind of blog to write I look at my pinboard and immediately feel inspired! Check out these SUPER CUTE options from Minted.com – they are so cute they practically serve as inspo all on their own!
Creative Hack no. 2
SURROUND YOURSELF WITH BEAUTY
One of my favorite quotes from Rachel Zoe is “everywhere I look, I like what I see”, it’s from her first book Style from A to Zoe in reference to her home. Style is so much more than what we wear, style is an extension of who we are as people. De-cluttering your space (including your desk…which if you are like me, can resemble a black hole) and setting up a little zen oasis for you to work from! Need some help in this area?! Click here!
At times, I get stir crazy AF so it helps to also have a few spaces to escape to that inspire you as well. In San Diego I absolutely LOVE working at coffee shops because they are brightly lit, decorated to the 9’s and offer caffeine on tap. A few of my faves are Communal Coffee, Influx and James Coffee Co. (big dogs are allowed here which is an added plus). Since Utah is still fairly new to me I haven’t found my fave haunts yet- stay tuned!
Creative Hack no. 3
WRITE THAT SH*T DOWN!
Is it just me, or does inspiration always seems to come at the most inopportune times! At the grocery store, on a date, at the gym…it’s almost never and I mean NEVER when I’m sitting at my desk.
Now I carry a notebook with my everywhere I go or in a worst case scenario texting myself the idea the moment inspiration strikes. I then transfer all my little inspirational nuggets into my Blogging Planner. I love the planner I have because it has a bunch of blank pages in the back for notes, so I have sectioned it off by blog category.
Sharing is caring, so I would love to hear how ya’ll stay inspired so drop a comment below and help a sista out!
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This post was sponsored by Minted.com – a brand I genuinely support for their incredible home goods created by artisans nationwide!