Steps for inspired creativity blog by Janice Gallant

Going From a Funk to Inspired Creations!

Where Does the Motivation to Create Come From?

Ever have one of those mornings where you just can’t pull yourself out of bed? As you open your eyes and recognize the new day your mind immediately begins to rattle through all the ‘to do’ and ‘I should’ thoughts, giving you your orders for the day.

You think about all the things that you need to get done but your body lays there willing the day to disappear? Maybe you have had more than one or a couple mornings in a row like this. You are in a slump and you keep trying to pull yourself out but it doesn’t matter what you do, your immediate thoughts each morning are the workload ahead of you. Do you look at others and think, ‘How do they do it? Where do they get the energy to do all that?’

I recently had a couple conversations with two different people who asked, “Where does that desire or motivation to create come from? How do you find the energy to get up and follow through with your projects? It all just feels like work to me. The feeling to pull myself together and get going is fleeting and when I don’t follow through I am filled with feelings of guilt. I have all this stuff to do and I dabble around avoiding it and then the time slips away and I have accomplished very little of what needed to get done.”

I get it! I completely get this feeling as I am sure we all do! I have felt it too. I was completely drained living the life completing the list of to do’s and I shoulds. I know we can live a respectable life that way and reach goals, however, there will come a morning when you open your eyes and just can’t do it anymore.

You will look up and yell, “Really? Is this all there is to this life? Really? There must be more!”

And when you do get here, congratulations! Life is about to change dramatically!

Our actions to move forward need to be inspired actions. We are intrinsically creators. This is the core of who we are. And we are happiest when we are creating.

So what is an inspired action and how do I get there from here?

Here is what I know about getting to inspired action:

First of all we need to give ourselves permission to just BE. Our lives are moving so quickly and are so filled with daily action that we don’t allow ourselves to take back a part of our day just for us. As you plan your day, begin to plan a block of time just for you. In this block of time you will be able to do whatever it is you want to do. Even if it is sitting and staring into space (trust me there is value in this). You could read, watch t.v., go for a walk, whatever it is your heart is crying out for in that moment. Do whatever you want to do. And you are allowed to do this without any feelings of guilt at all. No guilt. You need a bit of time each day to be your own. This time is all yours, just for you; a time to shut off the mind chatter and spend with just you again.

A word of caution: be sure you don’t do this one day and then not again until the next month! This needs to be built into each day even if it is just 20 minutes some days. As time passes, you will find that you wake up in the morning and your first thoughts will be about what you are going to do in your ‘me’ time, instead of your ‘to do’ list. It is a beautiful feeling. It feels like a such a luxury!
When you do this, magic begins to happen! First of all, those feelings of luxury, gratitude for your own space, happiness and a sense of looking forward to this time, will all begin to trickle out into other areas of your life. And where your vibration is at is exactly what the Law of Attraction is all about!

Next you will find that in this quiet time is where inspiration will come to you. Your inspired ideas, or solutions to problems require you to be open to this flow for you to receive them. Inspired action will come to you. And following through on these ideas will fill your life with freshness and new energy, along with new adventures!

These inspirations will begin to unfold a life of excitement that will have you opening your eyes in the morning with anticipation for the new day!

Suddenly instead of laying in bed willing yourself to begin your day, you will be energized and want to get the day going with a smile on your face!

Happy Day Creators!

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