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Where to find inspiration as an introvert
Episode 28322nd November 2022 • The Traveling Introvert • The Career Introvert
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Hello and welcome to the Travelling introvert. So I recently

did an episode on why inspiration is so important and I got messages asking, so

it's important, how do I go about finding inspiration? So here you go. I'm

going to talk about about ways that might help you find inspiration when you

need it. And the importance, as I said before, of inspiration cannot be

understated.


Inspiration spurs creativity and it is a driving force

behind any artistic endeavour. Without inspiration, we would not have the

beautiful things we have that fill our lives with joy and happiness. And while

there are different ways to find inspiration in life, it can be difficult to

pinpoint exactly what works for you or for the type of inspiration that you

need, because you might find you need different types of inspiration for

different things. And that's okay. Because of this, it's really crucial to

experiment with different avenues until you find something that suits your

needs and helps you with what you need to do.



Look for inspiration in your everyday life. Keep your

options open, and experimenting is the best advice that you will probably hear.

Inspiration is everywhere, but you need to be willing to take the time to look.

So when you're possibly staring at a blank screen and you know that you need to

write 500 words or whatever it might be, one thing you can do is take a break.

You may be so focused on your work that you don't realise that you're exhausted

or hungry or hungry or just need a bio break.



Take some time away from the computer or your work

environment. Go for a walk, read something completely unrelated and then come

back. Another thing you can do is change your environment. Getting into a new

environment will help you find new ideas and perspectives on your work. It can

also help you get away from distractions like social media or other tasks that

can take time and will keep you distracted.



I know that some people very much have an area for creative

work and an area for non creative work and an area for admin work and an area

for finance work. And they've kind of like trained or tricked their brain into

realising, oh, I'm in the creative space now, so I will be creative. It works.

Your brain loves that kind of a thing. Another thing you can do is do a

different task.



Do something completely different from what you're currently

trying to accomplish. This, again, will help your brain sort of take a rest and

in the background it's going to be working on stuff. And this can sometimes

help your brain kind of get that downtime, that ram time to figure out

something else. Find a new perspective by talking to somebody. Find someone to

talk to and ask them and talk through what your thoughts are and they'll be

able to give feedback and or find someone who inspires you and study their

process, then think about how they found their inspiration and turned it into

something extraordinary.



You could also take a risk. The truth is, risks are

essential. Creativity often comes from pushing boundaries and exploring

possibilities that can lead to new thinking and ideas. This could also mean

confronting fears and insecurities and digging deeper into personal demons and

being open to the world around them. Taking a risk, or as some people like to

say, kind of getting out of your comfort zone, can come with its own rewards.



Depending on how it's done. You can also listen to music.

Music can be a fantastic source of inspiration and also can help change your

mood. It's a wonderful way to learn how to think creatively about your everyday

habits. So listening to songs you know you love, or instrumental music for some

peace and quiet time, can be wonderful things.



Or even having certain music for certain tasks that you do.

You can also read a book. Reading can help inspire innovative ideas while also

providing insight into new topics that you might not have explored before. You

might even discover something about yourself. Along with reading a book, of

course, I'm going to recommend listening to podcasts.



It's so easy these days to go into your podcast app and put

in a word and it will bring up a list of podcast episodes from podcasts all

over the world about that topic. So it's a great way to learn a different

perspective on a different sort of topic. And obviously, I haven't explained

every way that you could find inspiration. You could find inspiration outside.

You can find inspiration like looking at different things.



There's just so much out there. It's just being open and how

that looks to you. As you can see, inspiration can come from many diverse

sources. It may seem difficult to come by, but it takes an unfamiliar

perspective, mindfulness and proper reflection to find it. Thank you for

listening.



This is Janice@thecareerintrovert.com, helping you build

your brand and get hired. Have a great rest of your week.

Transcripts

Hello and welcome to the Travelling introvert. So I recently did an episode on why inspiration is so important and I got messages asking, so it's important, how do I go about finding inspiration? So here you go. I'm going to talk about about ways that might help you find inspiration when you need it. And the importance, as I said before, of inspiration cannot be understated.

Inspiration spurs creativity and it is a driving force behind any artistic endeavour. Without inspiration, we would not have the beautiful things we have that fill our lives with joy and happiness. And while there are different ways to find inspiration in life, it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what works for you or for the type of inspiration that you need, because you might find you need different types of inspiration for different things. And that's okay. Because of this, it's really crucial to experiment with different avenues until you find something that suits your needs and helps you with what you need to do.

Look for inspiration in your everyday life. Keep your options open, and experimenting is the best advice that you will probably hear. Inspiration is everywhere, but you need to be willing to take the time to look. So when you're possibly staring at a blank screen and you know that you need to write 500 words or whatever it might be, one thing you can do is take a break. You may be so focused on your work that you don't realise that you're exhausted or hungry or hungry or just need a bio break.

Take some time away from the computer or your work environment. Go for a walk, read something completely unrelated and then come back. Another thing you can do is change your environment. Getting into a new environment will help you find new ideas and perspectives on your work. It can also help you get away from distractions like social media or other tasks that can take time and will keep you distracted.

I know that some people very much have an area for creative work and an area for non creative work and an area for admin work and an area for finance work. And they've kind of like trained or tricked their brain into realising, oh, I'm in the creative space now, so I will be creative. It works. Your brain loves that kind of a thing. Another thing you can do is do a different task.

Do something completely different from what you're currently trying to accomplish. This, again, will help your brain sort of take a rest and in the background it's going to be working on stuff. And this can sometimes help your brain kind of get that downtime, that ram time to figure out something else. Find a new perspective by talking to somebody. Find someone to talk to and ask them and talk through what your thoughts are and they'll be able to give feedback and or find someone who inspires you and study their process, then think about how they found their inspiration and turned it into something extraordinary.

You could also take a risk. The truth is, risks are essential. Creativity often comes from pushing boundaries and exploring possibilities that can lead to new thinking and ideas. This could also mean confronting fears and insecurities and digging deeper into personal demons and being open to the world around them. Taking a risk, or as some people like to say, kind of getting out of your comfort zone, can come with its own rewards.

Depending on how it's done. You can also listen to music. Music can be a fantastic source of inspiration and also can help change your mood. It's a wonderful way to learn how to think creatively about your everyday habits. So listening to songs you know you love, or instrumental music for some peace and quiet time, can be wonderful things.

Or even having certain music for certain tasks that you do. You can also read a book. Reading can help inspire innovative ideas while also providing insight into new topics that you might not have explored before. You might even discover something about yourself. Along with reading a book, of course, I'm going to recommend listening to podcasts.

It's so easy these days to go into your podcast app and put in a word and it will bring up a list of podcast episodes from podcasts all over the world about that topic. So it's a great way to learn a different perspective on a different sort of topic. And obviously, I haven't explained every way that you could find inspiration. You could find inspiration outside. You can find inspiration like looking at different things.

There's just so much out there. It's just being open and how that looks to you. As you can see, inspiration can come from many diverse sources. It may seem difficult to come by, but it takes an unfamiliar perspective, mindfulness and proper reflection to find it. Thank you for listening.

This is Janice@thecareerintrovert.com, helping you build your brand and get hired. Have a great rest of your week.

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