When Inspiration is Lost
I am feeling absolutely non-inspired today. Yup, it happens. Every artist, writer, designer and creative person at some point has days (hopefully not too many) of complete and utter dysfunction. Perhaps, in my case, it is because today is Monday and after a weekend of activity, I need the day to regroup. I scan my apartment and see that there are a hundred pounds of laundry needing care, plants that are screaming for my attention, and I have a ToDo list which is making me anxious. I’m wanting to read too many books, share too many thoughts, and achieve too many things. It’s hard to sit and write when such distractions loom huge.
But, the thing about non-inspiring days, those days when words don’t seem to fit together properly and my photography doesn’t reflect what my mind’s eye wants to share, is that I still have to show up and do the work. I have to show my muse I mean business, and hopefully she will be a bit kinder to me tomorrow … and the next day and the day after that.
So I write my words and I struggle with images today. And then after a good show of faith, I find that I must get up and address the laundry, water the plants, and mark a few other items off my ToDo list. I’ll take tonight to read something wonderful and do some journaling. I do this knowing that once my house, and my mind, is in order, tomorrow will be a better day.
What do you do to get through the non-inspiring days?