Over the past few days I’ve been feeling completely uninspired. I don’t have any desire to be creative or work on new projects. My ideas for everything are totally lacking. I feel like I’m stagnant – stuck in a hole with no clear way out.
When this happens, I usually use one of my standby “kick starts” to get me going again – going to the gym, yoga or pilates, a trip to the bookstore, etc. Yet, nothing has seemed to work.
I’ve pretty much determined the problem – I feel like I’m not learning anything. I’m the type of person who thirsts for knowledge and information. It has to be relevant to something I’m interested in, though, or I get bored. I get bored easily…that’s a whole ‘nother issue.
My normal fix for this is to go to the bookstore and find an interesting book that will get my mind working. I did this last night and couldn’t find anything even remotely appealing. Part of it was because I’m tired of learning about what I do. I want to expand my horizons (for lack of a better phrase) but, I couldn’t find the right book to trigger the “a-ha” feeling that I need.
This inspiration-less period is going to take a little longer to cure. For now, I’m trying to keep busy by working on some new projects. Maybe it will help me out of the funk and spark some creativity until I can do what I really want.
What do you do when you feel uninspired?