Has your energy level been dipping lately? Maybe it’s the winter blues. Maybe it’s all the enthralling new shows on Netflix. It’s perfectly natural; taking downtime is essential to maintaining productivity. Just like you rest your muscles in between workouts, your brain needs its own rest days.
But then you have to return, full-force. When that doesn’t happen, when you aren’t firing on all engines, ready to conquer the world, it’s time to dig a little deeper into what drives you. So if you’re feeling like your creative spark just isn’t, well, sparking, here are 3 ways to reignite your fire.
1. Get Into Nature
Spend some quality time outdoors. Turn off your phone, or at least the notifications. Practice deep breathing and as you do so, observe the colors and sounds around you. When you get back to work, your brain will feel relaxed and inspired.
2. Switch up Your Office
New surroundings will get your creative juices flowing again. If you’re working from home, this could be as simple as taking your laptop into another room or over to your favorite coffee shop. If you can’t get out of the office, change it around. Rearrange furniture, hang new artwork, buy bright flowers or display pictures of family/friends/pets.
3. Create a Playlist
Music can completely change your mood. Add your favorite songs and artists, or use your favorite music app to search for new tunes - whatever makes you want to tap your feet. Before you know it, you’ll be buzzing with energy again.