10 Things That Inspire me
It’s Monday and let’s be honest, it’s hard to feel inspired on a Monday. I always plan to have a super productive weekend but I’m forever finding myself making last-minute social plans. Talking about last-minute plans – on Friday me, two of my sisters and my cousin set up a blogging night. Yes, we all blog! How amazing is that? It was pretty fun and I can’t wait for our next bloggers night. You might have noticed us tweeting #BloggersNightIn. One of our blogger activities was to pick a blog post for each other. Hannah got me from the hat and she wanted me to write about “10 Things That Inspire Me”.
So, here we are. For some reason I always feel the most inspired on a Sunday. I think it could be that I’m flooded with inspiration throughout the week but very short on time. Juggling work, life and the gym is hard. On a Sunday, I actually have the whole day to myself. A whole day of being productive and working on my blog. If you work full-time, you are probably the same. So, what inspires me? A lot of things in life are inspiring but I’m going to keep this post about things that inspire me creatively.
1) Reading other blogs
I’m forever reading my favourite blogs as well as blogs I’ve recently discovered. I find reading others blogs inspires me improve my writing skills. It inspires me to get more creative with my photography and my posts.
2) Browsing Pinterest
Surely, I’m not the only one to get lost on Pinterest for hours? It doesn’t sound productive but it works wonders for my inspiration. Not only for blogging but I find inspiration for my home, my hair, my fashion choices. You name it, Pinterest has it.
3) Long Walks
It sounds rather clique but sometimes I get inspiration when I’m walking to clear my head. It’s funny how a change of scenery can really get your creative juices flowing.
4) Reading Older Posts
Sometimes I find myself reading my older posts. It inspires me to keep on working at what I love. It great to see the progress on what I’m posting now compared to back then. Seeing even a small improvement makes me feel so proud of myself and my blog.
I love blogging but sometimes getting away from work and blog life can be a blessing. I come back from a break feeling inspired again and full of ideas.
6) Getting creative
I enjoy drawing, painting, colouring – anything creative really. Sometimes I’ll be in the mood to just make something or create something pretty. It takes my mind off everything. There’s nothing like clearing your mind to feel re-inspired. Getting creative is key for me. I’m such a “messy” type of painter and that’s why it completely clears my mind. There’s no rules to drawing. I love that.
Pretty cheesy and I’m basically blowing my own trumpet here but I inspire myself. When I think about how far I’ve come or the opportunities I’ve had. It inspires me to blog on the commute to work. To stay up late and type until I’m falling asleep. Nothing will inspire you more than feeling proud of yourself and the work you’ve done.
8) Blog Chats
As much as blog chats are going to bankrupt me one day, they always leave me full of ideas. Speaking to passionate bloggers will rub off on you. If anything I find blog chats work wonders for inspiration. Is it just me that comes away from a blog chat filled with post ideas?
9) Carrie Bradshaw
I could re-watch Sex in The City for the rest of my life. Not just because I love it but because Carrie Bradshaw is my inspiration.
10) My Family & Boyfriend
One thing that will always keep me inspired no matter what I do is my family and my boyfriend. They’re always proud of me.
Eeekkkk, I know this is supposed to be “10 things that inspire me” but I do have another one. YOU. Yes, you reading right now. You inspire me. All of my readers inspire me to keep going. I actually hit 1000 Instagram followers today and I honestly don’t think I’ll ever stop smiling.
Thank you for reading my ramblings once again. Keep an eye out because I’ll be posting very soon all about our “Bloggers Night In”.