4 tips for when you are feeling uninspired…Posted on July 6, 2015 by Alia McKee I’m an upbeat, can-do creative-type. But lately, I’ve been feeling a little uninspired. That’s a-ok. We all feel uninspired sometimes. It’s what we do to break ourselves out of the slump that matters. Here are some of my techniques. What are yours: Try something you’ve never done before. My sister took her family indoor skydiving a few weeks ago and she’s been high on the experience ever since. Tim started Olympic Weight Training at a new gym. I took a weekend retreat by myself. Doing something completely new and foreign can help shake you out of your doldrums. Break habitual patterns. Take a new route to work. Try a new restaurant instead of going to your old standard. Wake up earlier than usual and have a leisurely coffee outside. Altering your habits and patterns slightly can wake you up to new possibilities. See thing with fresh senses. Explore an area of town on foot, bike or even by boat. Go to a farmer’s market and smell the sights. Paint the sound of a song. Mixing up sensory experiences can refresh your sense of the world. Give yourself space. I tend to get uninspired when I don’t have much free time to play and imagine. Make sure to program some down time throughout your days — and don’t waste that down time surfing the Internet! Inspiration is more magic than science. Tell me how you keep it alive and well.