Inspiration is the enthusiasm aroused when we are intellectually or emotionally stimulated to do something, most often a creative act. Inspiration is what gives us sudden, new ideas. And it makes us feel connected to something beyond ourselves.
Ways of nurturing your openness to inspiration
Have a stretch of quiet time each day.
Create new neural pathways in the brain by doing the same things differently. Take a new route to work. Try a new cuisine.
Give yourself permission to make something really badly.
Read books on topics you know nothing about.
Listen to Elizabeth Gilbert’s Calm Masterclass called Creative Living Beyond Fear.
What environments do I find most inspiring? How can I spend more time there?