I’ve always found the change of seasons to be inspiring. It’s like the start of something new sparks my imagination and gives me renewed energy for productivity. Do you ever feel the same way? Fall in particular is an inspiring month. If you’re looking for an extra little boost of inspiration at this time of year, here are a few suggestions.
1 // Spend time outside and absorb the change of seasons.
Spend some time outdoors. Sit or go for a walk. Fall is so atmospheric that when I take the time to go outside, even if it’s just for a few minutes, and take in the sights, sounds and scent of fall my mind starts churning with ideas.
2 // Look at the sky.
If you’re out there early in the morning or late at night, look up at the sky. There have been some cool sights this month. Take some time to look up what you’re seeing and do more research. It’s amazing and inspiring to realize what you can see.
3 // Switch up what you’re reading or watching.
If you’ve been watching a lot of movies, try a TV show. Check out some of the new fall shows and see if something catches your attention. Try a new genre of books. I’ve seen a lot of people pulling out the mysteries with fall–and I have too–but if mysteries aren’t your thing, try something else. Have you been reading a lot of contemporaries? Try a classic. Maybe this is the time that you dip into poetry. Poetry is something that never fails to inspire me creatively.
4 // Check out some museums.
This might sound like a contradiction to #1, but it’s not. While there are still nice days to go outside, there are going to be some miserable ones as well. Monday in Minneapolis was rainy, windy and gross, but Tuesday was gorgeous and I took a quick break from work to go for a walk. On the days when the weather doesn’t encourage you to soak up the fall season outside, find a museum to go to. Take in some art or learn about whatever is on display at a science museum. Fall seems like the perfect time to take in a history museum. Maybe you’ll uncover a forgotten mystery from the past!
5 // Try something new.
If you’ve always wanted to paint but haven’t started yet, find a class or just buy some paints and play around. Has the hand-lettering trend caught your eye? Choose a quote and start practicing! Maybe you want to take a break from the creative endeavors. Look for a dance class at your community center (although that’s creative, but in a different way than painting or writing) or try kickboxing or rock climbing. Find something that will allow you to get up and move…it’s just as inspiring!
HOW DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION DURING FALL?
Share your thoughts in the comments and I’ll include your ideas along with a link back to your blog or social media at the end of the week.