Inspiration can be drawn from an assortment of things in life. Perhaps something you have heard, seen or done. Inspiration has a way of making your bran wrap around something and then stimulating you do engage in something creative. Apart from the things we experience, see or hear, our lifestyle can actually also be an influence on our inspiration. Here is how your lifestyle affects your inspiration.
To fully grasp the manner in which our lifestyle and our daily activities affect our inspiration, you must understand all about neuroplasticity. This is a fancy-sounding term that you shouldn’t be intimidated by.
Neuroplasticity simply refers to your brain’s ability to reorganize itself via new neural formations over the course of your life. Neural connections occur in your brain and the reorganization occurs in functional and in physical senses. The reorganization is also influenced by your thoughts, feelings, behavior, and environment.
Neuroplasticity is the understanding that an adult’s brain isn’t hard-wired. It suggests that the brain can further develop just as it did in the childhood years. This means brain development occurs throughout the lifetime, unlike previously believed. Stimulating your brain by socializing, reading, writing, exercising, meditating, gaming and more can make your brain more easily inspired.
The Correlation Between Lifestyle and Inspiration
There is a multitude of things for people to find inspiration from. Our individual tastes, habits, and preferences all form our lifestyle, and these things are what can stimulate inspiration in us, too. People who love reading can find reading as a source of inspiration.
Those who enjoy painting can see painting as a source of inspiration for other aspects of their lives. This is just like those who play sports find inspiration in a game of tennis, soccer, or basketball. And the list goes on! Your brain learns new ways of looking at things, doing things, or thinking of things, from everyday life.
Positioning Yourself for Inspiration
To suitably position yourself for inspiration from your lifestyle, you need to explore what you have to do. It is important o allow thoughts to flood your mind freely. Gather the information you need from as many sources as you possibly can. You do not even have to follow any strict or specific thought process or routine to do this.
The most important thing is to simply fully engage your brain and flood it with everything it needs to draw inspiration. Secondly, you have to identify a specific area of interest. Look at ideas related to this area. Take a look at what creative things others have come up within that specific area of interest you have chosen. Embrace the many different ideas you come across and get an idea of the rough process you will follow. Next, note down your own ideas as they come to you.
Let the Brain Work Its Way
Don’t exclude any ideas or try to arrange them or sort them in any way. Just let your brain work its magic and be prepared to jot everything down as it comes. There is no ‘bad idea’. Allow yourself time and room to reflect. Reflection is the home of creativity and inspiration. Try not to exert yourself. Overexertion is detrimental to your search for inspiration. Just let your thoughts wander. Lastly, get a second or even a third opinion. In fact, get as many opinions as you can.
Positioning yourself to find inspiration isn’t difficult. However, it is something you will have to learn on the go! You should get into the habit of following strict rules and routines, just as most people do. But this isn’t the way for inspiration. Use your daily lifestyle activities to condition your brain to find inspiration. You can then learn how to call upon inspiration by relaxing your mind and letting it wander.
You might surprise yourself with what you come up with! Don’t underestimate the power of your brain. Feed it with knowledge and it will serve you with inspiration that you need to carry out your passions, your tasks or simply enjoy life more. We all search for inspiration for different reasons, but few realize how easy it can be to be inspired. So, go on and tap the full potential of your brain to see what you can achieve when you find the inspiration you’ve been looking for!