Are you struggling to creatively inspire your mind for writing? You're not alone. We all need a little motivation for blogging sometimes. Here are five tips to help you find your blog writing mojo and motivational juices flowing again.
You're not always going to feel motivated or inspired to write a post for your blog. If your schedule is to write and publish a post daily, then that can be tough sometimes.
Even so, it doesn't mean you have to post every single day. Occasionally, you can take a day off.
Recently, I set myself the challenge to publish a post daily. Coming from only publishing two or three posts per month, I can tell you now that I'm finding it challenging.
I still have 24 days to go and I'm committed to making this work 🙂
Right then, if you're struggling to find the motivation to write, here are five quick tips to inspire yourself for your next post.
Now, let me quickly explain how these five things help me to become creative when I'm feeling uninspired to blog.
I meditate to clear my mind almost always before I write or start a project. Even if it's just for five or ten minutes.
Clearing your mind can be hard if you have a lot of things going on. I struggle with Generalized Anxiety, most days, so it's quite difficult for me, but I make a conscious effort to meditate.
Find a quiet room, sit down comfortably, close your eyes and focus on one good thing that will help you declutter your mind.
I like to have my noise-canceling headphones on and listen to relaxing ambient binaural beats music. You don't need to do this, of course. If you prefer, you can just listen to the sounds around you.
Something else I like to do sometimes if I can't focus on mediation is to read.
However, reading after mediation can also help. Once I've cleared my mind I can replace old thoughts with positive and focused thoughts. And I can do this by reading a chapter of a good book.
I like motivational, self-help books. I find these more fitting for inspiring me to write or to be creative.
Find a good book, something that will invigorate you and your mind, not something gloomy, of course.
Podcasts make for easy listening. And, there are so many kinds of podcasts to tune into these days. Self-help, motivational, business, positive mindset, strategy, etc.
The great thing about podcasts is that you can take them anywhere with you.
Recently I started listening to The Anxiety Guy Podcast and the Jim Rohn Archive. I recommend these two if you're a blogger or entrepreneur struggling with motivation or even anxiety.
Jim Rohn, just in case you were wondering, is considered to be the grandfather of self-improvement.
Some folks might think that watching YouTube videos could be seen as procrastinating. However, if you're watching to find motivation and inspiration, then you're being productive, as far as I'm concerned.
You don't need to watch anything lengthy or intense, five minutes of something motivational is enough.
There are plenty of motivational videos on YouTube for every cause. I recommend searching for a few good ones to bookmark or subscribe to.
Find and watch videos that are relevant to your needs, goals, and aspirations.
If you're feeling low, lethargic, uninspired, then it's time to release some endorphins. Go for a short brisk walk or quick 20-minute jog, if you can.
Physical activity not only releases good endorphins in the brain. It is also beneficial for your fitness and overall happiness and well-being.
Heck, why not try and kill two birds with one stone and take some music or a podcast with you?
So, just a quick short post today. Doing one or two of the things mentioned above will definitely help you increase your motivation and inspire you to write your next post.
These work for me, not always, but most of the time. Do let me know, in the comment section, whether you do any of these, or something else, to get motivated. I'd love to know.