Tuesday, March 20, 2012

To Be Inspired

(pictures from my instagram - @herecomesthesunblog)

As a blogger there can often be a lot of pressure to stay constantly inspired (even if that pressure is just coming from yourself) so that you can frequently update with fresh and inspiring content. Many times over the last few years I've sat staring at my computer screen, fingers poised to type but at a loss of what to say or share. Lately though I feel like I've been in a different place and my mind is a buzz with so many different things that are making me dream and create. A few little thoughts on what might have been the cause:

♥ Feeling like watching a dvd tonight? Remind yourself - you don't just have to watch a new release. Not that new releases are bad by any means - I just saw Midnight in Paris and LOVED it, but sometimes it's nice to explore a little further- try a foreign film or one of the classics. I just saw Casablanca for the first time and walked away feeling so inspired.

♥ Speaking of classics - why don't you read them? They're called 'classics' for a reason! I'm currently reading The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fizgerald and am lost in the world of 1920's New York.

Do Something Different Everyday is a challenge being run by Laura of See Hear Say. On her blog you can see what her and others having been doing to get out of their comfort zones and try new things. This month isn't over yet so there's still time for you to get involved too!

Get active. This has been one of the things I've been enjoying the most over the last few months! In a bid to become healthier I've been much more dedicated with exercising frequently and I've been surprised at how happy it makes me. Not only do I enjoy being out in nature and exploring different parts of my neighborhood (which is often how I end up finding good locations to shoot blog posts too) but it feels so good to be fit and healthy. I mix it up between running, power walking and if I'm stuck inside because of rain I'll do some calisthenics and pilates.

I know none of these are exactly revolutionary ideas but sometimes it's nice to be reminded of things like this. I know for myself it can be so easy to get stuck in my routine day after day and then wonder why I'm feeling such a lack of inspiration. Hope these ideas encourage you to do something different and feel a little more creative and inspired ♥

25 comments:

  1. Good ideas don't have to be revolutionary. Plus getting active is underrated these days.
    Off topic: Love the teapot cookie.

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  2. That biscuit is the cutest! And I get what you mean, it can be so hard to stay inspired to do things.

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  3. great post, you've inspired me at time when i need it! x

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  4. This post is just what I needed :) It really can be hard to get inspired sometimes. Anyways I love that teacup cookie!

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth
    underpeachtrees.blogspot.com

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  5. cute post! i'm loving the "do something different everyday challenge" by see her say!
    xx

    www.citylaundry.blogspot.com

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  6. That's true, finding inspiration daily is quite difficult, especially when things around you seem to thwart you from doing so. Although I find that the simplest of things can be the most inspiring. Like reading a book! Ha ha :) Thank you for sharing your inspiration~

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  7. With you on the old movies and classic books! Am quite in love with your platter - that lacy edge is gorgeous.

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  8. What a great pictures. Especially the first one is awesome ♥

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  9. I really enjoyed this post. Casablanca is one of the FAVORITE movies of all time. Oooo Bogart..Sigh... He just can't be beat

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  10. Was lovely to read your tips! Do you have any more photos from the Mad Hatter's 21st party? Would love to see more!

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  11. That's really inspiring :) great ideas, even if they are simple. I love those pictures too - making me hungry! x

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  12. I love these ideas! Such a great reminder. I think I might book mark this post...

    Also, I just saw "Midnight in Pairis" too! I thought it was really cute - but I couldn't stand Rachel McAdams' character! :-P

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  13. These are great tips, thank you very much :D

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  14. I think when you're trying to be creative all day, it's so important to get out in to the world everyday....I find by going off and excising, especially walking, my brain recharges and I'm ready to go again. Great post thanks

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  15. this post made me so very happy! it makes me want to watch old movies all day :)

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  16. I'll be sure to try these ideas! I've been in a bit of a rut lately, too

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  17. Oh Fitzerald is one of my favorite writers. He captured all this feeling of the generous '20 so damn good!

     In Whirl of Inspiration

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  18. I LOVE that photo with the teapot cookie it's so cute!

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  19. What a lovely, positive post. I agree it can be tough to think of ideas. I also think that ideas come through living your life to its full potential and following your bliss :)

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  20. These are some great ideas and Iam going to try sone of them as lately I have been lacking inspiration--lets hope these will change that :)

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