Inspiration is nourishing, so take a little each day by paying close attention to your here and now. Balance the big, bad story with your personal narrative of your small daily pleasures and successes.
Motivation Matters. It makes sense if you add a word or two.
Each year at this time I think about what's going to be improved on, changed or abandoned in how I approach my life and my work (same thing, for me). How about you?
Recognising the difference between inspiration and motivation, and knowing which works best for you, will help with your New Year's resolutions.
Playing For Change is a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music. They put out great videos, like this one.
Ideas are all around us, and the more you have the more you get.
Inspiration and creativity just don't come on-demand. You have to be prepared to seize the moment.
If there’s a job that needs doing you can wait a long time for motivation, particularly when its a job you don’t really want to do. Wanting to do it, being ready and energised by the force of inspiration, spontaneous flashes of creativity and all the rest might happen. That’s a bonus, but not a requirement.
Writing serves fulfils many functions. Some can be arduous, others fun. What's often overlooked is how writing can bring benefits to the inner self. It doesn't matter how or when you do it, as long as it is regular and uncluttered by demand or expectation. Writing awakens creativity and many possibilities besides.
For almost 100 years psychologists have been saying that we should protect ourselves from unremitting negativity, catastrophising and the constant worry of bad news. That which we focus on becomes our reality, so too much content filled with negativity and disaster does our heads in, as they say. Here's the antidote.