Inspiration is something we're all looking for. But the beautiful muse and the guy playing the lute are busy: they can't get to everyone at just the moment you need them. We've all been stuck in the 9 to 5 rut, something the French call metro, boulot, dodo (which means, train, job, sleep) that repeats over and over again. But a life of monotony doesn't breed creativity or ambition. If you need some help getting out of that rut, here are some tips. View our slideshow here!
I want to get away
What do you do when you need a break from the same setting? You get up and go! We're not saying you have to go halfway around the world to get some inspiration. Even a weekend in a new city can help get that heart pumping. Interacting with a different landscape, restaurants, and people will help you feel revitalized. Here are some great resources for last-minute weekend travel.
Once upon a time
Reading fiction is an activity that a lot of us give up after college. But fiction allows us to access those parts of the brain responsible for creativity, emotion, and sympathy. It increases our emotional intelligence. Books of all types can give us a foray into a different world that we might not have ever been able to imagine. For some great books to check out, click here!
"Run, Forrest, Run!"
It's long been known that exercise is a great way to release endorphins and increase your energy. Maybe your feeling of stuckness arises from your lack of energy. Instead of pounding the coffees, get outside for some air and increase the circulation throughout your body. Of course, running can make an impact on your knees, so we suggest to start by walking and then by talking to your doctor about a suitable course of exercise.
A lot of us have no idea what are goals really are; we're just rolling with the punches. But a really important exercise to do is to write a list of your goals, what you've accomplished so far, and how you plan on accomplishing them. Having a plan in mind is a practical way we can get inspired and excited for the future. Short-term and long-term goals are both necessary to keep you on course.