IT’S NOT LAZINESS
Monday starts off the to-do list by meeting deadlines and organizing goals. You planned everything perfectly in advance to stay productive and ahead of schedule. As you stare at today’s list of tasks, all you wished is for three hours to catch up on Riverdale. Ahh, let’s be honest, you’re just not in the mood to write or create. Can’t seem to translate an idea to paper barely in words. You just feel like you don’t want to do anything. Is this feeling normal, is it wrong, is it laziness? So what do you do?
Running out of ideas, feeling uninspired and a lack of motivation is part of the creative process. Whenever you’re working extremely hard in pumping out content consistently and then all of a sudden you hit a wall and plateaued out, don’t fret it’s normal. Lack of motivation is normal. It’s your brain telling you to take a break, explore, crack open the creatives juices and stretch yourself in a different direction.
As an advocate of optimism, I don’t want the idea associated with lack of motivation to hit a sore spot in your internal environment. In my opinion, I believe this is the gateway to discovering something grand, a career boost or an opportunity to learn a new strength about yourself.
Part of the creative process is feeling like you ran out of ideas, not wanting to continue in doing the same thing or erasing and starting over. Think about it, when you work on the same activity everyday and it consumes you, you’re bound to get bored or want an escape. We weren’t designed to stay in the same place forever. With right timing, every path we cross in life is meant to take us to the next level.
Don’t feel bad when you don’t want to do anything, this means it’s time to learn something different.
Consider the lack of motivation not a lazy attitude or energy to give up but as an eye-opener. Open your eyes to exploring a new territory. Challenge yourself by doing the thing that scares you the most.
Some of the greatest artists, writers, business experts, actors, influencers and musicians are the ones who better their creative experience by tackling fear and spreading themselves in diverse areas. As an example, singers who stop songwriting and begin acting are not giving up their passion, just taking a break to knock down walls for a new beginning.
Break away and explore. Expand your mind towards endless possibilities.
Use your lack of motivation as a indicator to take risks. Taking risks is a confidence booster and always sets you up for success more than failure because you’re not hindering your potential and growth. Start by doing something simple as picking out a new outfit. Don’t spend any money, head straight to your closet.
Personally, I close my eyes and grab the first two pieces from my closet and wear them together. I’ll keep grabbing garments until I have a complete outfit. Don’t swap out anything just make it work. You’ll be surprised how creative you become. Instantly, I feel like I stepped out my comfort zone and have a head start on feeling inspired for the day.
Lack of motivation or feeling uninspired is part of the creative process, it’s normal. You’re in the stage of your journey to stretch yourself into a new direction for an opportunity of challenges and discovering new strengths.
Do something different for a change and when you return back to your main hobby, job or whatever it is you need space from, you’ll feel refreshed and revved up with new content to share.
When was the last time you felt unmotivated or uninspired? What did you do?