Do something unusual
I know that when you feeling uninspired and you’re just not feeling it right now, there’s nothing like doing something spontaneous. Try something you have never tried before, like a belly dancing class, a photography adventure, a pottery class or go to a lecture on a topic you know little about yet.
Find your inner child
Often we don’t realise this but being a child again and doing things you enjoyed as a kid will allow you to feel inspired and free. Live in the moment and lose yourself. When you were a kid, the whole day was basically play time and you had the luxury of being fully present in whatever you were doing – Just deeply immersed in the now.
Physically loosen up
Anything that will move and stretch your body will help you thinking become more flexible. Being uninspired and feeling detached often has a physical component, as we very often end up stationary or doing physically slow things. A good way to guide you to a better mental state is to do something physical, like dance, running, or hiking – or yoga.
Stir up your creativity
Even though you might not feel particularly creative, doing something that requires you to stop thinking and start doing is usually a great way of getting inspired. If you need ideas – try fingerprinting, writing or crafting something with your hands.
Talk about your dreams
Tell a friend about something you would like to do one day. Try to describe it in as much detail as possible. If you don’t have a friend you can talk to about this, try writing it all out. See if you can reconnect with a dream by thinking differently, or connect with a new dream entirely.
Smile and laugh more
Smiling and laughing – even faking it – will make you feel happier. I’m not encouraging false laughs here, but if you are feeling low and uninspired, try watching a comedy or just smiling to strangers. This totally works! You might feel a bit silly, but if that can make you laugh it off – even better!
Get out into nature
Take a walk in nature. Sometimes all we need to get back on track is to allow ourselves to be off track for a bit. Walk barefoot on the beach, lie down in the grass and feel the earth support you or smell the air after a good rain. Relax, then move on.
So much of our stuck-ness originate from these short words; can’t, won’t and shouldn’t. So when you are searching for your spark – don’t limit yourself. Do it anyways!
Look to accept
It is what it is. And right now you are not in the zone. And that is alright! Just accepting that can make all the difference in the world. It’s like deciding to stop looking for something and then suddenly there it is!