Give these activities a try the next time you're feeling stuck and in need of a little life inspo:
Find and read a book about a subject you’ve never heard of
Reading can be a great way to not only escape into a new world but can lead to an array of incredible discoveries if you let it. Pick up a book at your local bookstore on a topic that you’ve either always wanted to know about, or even a subject that you have never heard of before.
Start hiking or walking
Even if it’s just you and your pup, go explore some new trails or take a leisurely walk around your neighborhood. Not only will this activity stimulate your physical muscles, but your mental muscle (aka your brain) will also thank you for the fresh air and vitamin D too.
Try a DIY project off of YouTube
Macramé. Knitting. Jewelry-making. Whatever kind of DIY project you are into, YouTube has got your back! Learning a new hands-on skill can prove to be extremely calming and might just give your brain the mental break it needs. Doing something repetitive and simple may help your always-on-the-go brain get quiet, if only for a moment.
Cook or bake something new
Okay, so you’re not Gordon Ramsey but that doesn’t mean that you’re banned from the kitchen (unless you were, then, by all means, go to the next item on the list). Look up a new recipe for baked chicken or delicious cranberry-orange muffins and go nuts—even better, you could actually add nuts to your creation!
Free write for 30 minutes without erasing
The ultimate thief of inspiration is self-doubt and inhibition. Free writing is a great way to get ideas, stories, thoughts, etc. out on paper (or computer) without judgment or second-guessing oneself. Take 15 to 30 minutes and just write. Write it all out—don’t use your eraser or try to make things sound better. The goal is action, not perfection.
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