What does inspiration look like? A renewed sense of purpose and clarity. A sudden brilliant idea or epiphany. A spontaneous spark of creativity. A moving external experience that activates internal transformation.
In the past year, life as we know it has been uprooted. It often feels like Groundhog Day — with minimal options for keeping busy, traveling, or even leaving the house, we find ourselves plodding through the same routine day after day. There haven't been many opportunities to feel inspired as we work from home, manage online school, and deal with the general chaos of being with family 24/7. In reality, most of us probably did not have the mental capacity for inspiration this past year.
As the world opens back up, it is the perfect opportunity to get inspired again.
At IMI Group, our motto is Inspire Motivate Instill. There are many ways to ignite inspiration, and inspiration comes to each of us in different ways.
I feel most creative and inspired when I'm walking my dogs in the woods, listening to music or a podcast. Some other ways to gain inspiration are through meditating, watching TED talks, reading books, or immersing yourself in learning something new.
I was recently introduced to a book called The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. Cameron describes a 12-week program where one writes freeform each morning in order to pursue "creative recovery": the process of clearing one's emotional and mental blocks that get in the way of being one's most happy, motivated, and productive selves. Exercises like free writing can help us get back in touch with our creativity, imagination, and resourcefulness.
When we are feeling stuck, inspiration is sometimes hard to find. How can a coach help?
We'll equip you with the tools to help you begin to feel inspired again. Part of the coaching process is imagining, providing you with a safe and supportive space to visualize your future.
This past year's global pandemic has taken a significant toll on our physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. We can use this transition time to build back up our capacity and motivation for creativity. With quarantine over, endless possibilities lie before us — where will we each find our inspiration?
"Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going.
Tough situations build strong people in the end.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart