As an artist, one of the most natural things that come to you is creativity and inspiration, but they’re also one of the hardest things to awake once they’re going. Because of the workload that some artists have, it can be quite daunting to always feel inspired or always find inspiration.
Sometimes, you’re just too tired and can’t think for yourself, nor can you come up with new designs and creations. And that’s completely normal in the cycle of art. Sometimes you’ve got a boost of creativity, and sometimes your mind can’t think of anything but sleep and rest.
So, in order to help you out, we’ve created an article just about inspiration and how to find it in order to utilize your potential.
So, without any further ado, here are the steps to find inspiration.
Believe In Yourself
There comes a time in the cycle of life and art where you just don’t feel good about yourself and just don’t think you’ll be able to do anything. You start to believe that you’re capable of achieving nothing and no matter how hard you work no results will appear.
This is completely normal, to feel worn down and powerless is something that every business owners feel and especially those who have a creative mindset like artists. Although it’s normal to feel like this, the ideal would be to change this attitude.
This attitude only brings negativity to one’s life and brings only negative results with it. The ideal would be to see the light in every dark tunnel and to always look up to the moon in dark nights. This positive mindset will help you believe in yourself and believe in your art potential even more.
Instead of thinking “I can’t do it” or “I don’t know how to do it”, say “what if I can do it?”. This attitude will help you look at things differently and look at your potential differently. You’ll start to realize that nothing is impossible for you, and that if you set your mind to something, you will achieve it. And that’s how you’re going to find inspiration.
Take Some Time To Rest
Time to rest is extremely important, it’s like turning off your computer off and letting it rest after working with it for 12 hours straight. Your brain is the same, it’s like a computer, and overloading it with information and data can get it saturated sometimes.
So, the wisest thing to do when you feel tired and have no inspiration is to rest. Spend the whole day on the couch, sleep all day, watch TV all days, and work out. Do anything that will take your mind off work and art and will help you feel better.
Time to rest is extremely important as it helps you give your brain the time it needs to process all the information it needs and to process all the data it needs. This time to process can differ from a person to another, but what’s important is to not go back to work until you feel like it.
Go Out More
Nature just has something very charming and very relaxing about it. Every time I feel like I can’t draw or can’t write I just simply go out to sit and relax. I go to a local garden or a local park, and just immerse myself in the beauty of the nature around me.
I keep looking at bird chirping, at the grass, at the trees moving with their breeze, and at anything that I find charming. This overall rest makes my mind wander and think of new ideas. It helps me think more clearly, and more lucidly.
Our brain needs oxygen to work, and whether you like it or not, being cramped out in a house all day isn’t the ideal way to get the oxygen that you need. Sitting in the house, no matter how comfortable it seems, just isn’t healthy.
Going out, walking, dancing, sitting at a chair in the middle of a park and just assessing the beauty of nature, is way healthier than looking at four walls all day. So, make sure you go out more, exercise more, and appreciate nature’s beauty more.
Take A Look At Other Artists’ work
Other artists can be a great source of inspiration, the healthiest thing to do as an artist is to consider other artists like inspiration instead of competition. To think of them as competition will always make you look at their work in fear mode instead on inspiration mode.
Instead of looking at their work and finding what they haven’t done correctly, look at their work and see what they did correctly. What colors they’ve worked with, what touch they’re bringing, what life they’re creating and what emotions they’re giving you.
All of these components will help you feel more inspired and more creative and can even help you learn things that you can implement to your own art and own products.
Find A New Hobby
New hobbies are extremely healthy. They make you feel more in control and help you feel more powerful. Instead of looking at your art and feeling like your creativity is dying away, get up and find a new hobby to do.
There are a lot of hobbies you can do on your free time or in your “uncreative” mode time, you can write, you can work out, you can play music, and you can cook. There so many other things that you can explore and that you can try out for yourself.
New hobbies will make you feel better and will make you feel more in control of yourself. They also can give you a dose of creativity after a while and can help you go back to your art.
Arts can be very hectic at times, and time-consuming at times. That is why it’s important to take some time for yourself and just rest. This rest mode will help you go back to your creative mode and kill it at work.