Struggle with getting down to work some days? Most days? Every day?
If you’re trying to think creatively and get yourself into the right mood, but can’t seem to settle your brain to the task in hand, you need to create yourself an inspiration pathway.
IP’s (as I like to call them1 ) are a form of hypnotic process that allows you to reach the right state of flow to achieve your creative goals.
We all recognise the feeling: when you’re reading the blog of an inspirational online mentor (Tim Ferriss, for me); listening to that track that gives you goosebumps; sitting in that perfect spot that fills you with feelings of limitless ability and peacefulness. The trick is to find a way to tap into that feeling and apply it to your work routine.
By recreating that feeling of invincibility – of total creative power and freedom – you can access the flow state that will see you glide through the challenges that face you over the next couple of hours, or the ten pages, or that sales call to your dream client.
If you’re trigger is musical, so much the better – just hit ‘Play’ and take yourself there. For other triggers, find a way to access them each and every day when you sit at your desk to get cracking. Bookmark a favourite post or posts, stimulate your sense and psych yourself into inspiring yourself to make the most of your day.
Inspire yourself and you’ll reach new heights you never imagined.
What lights your inspiration candle? How do you help yourself reach a state of flow when you sit down to work in the morning (or afternoon, or whenever you do your best work)?
Some other posts you might like:
- Can Creativity Be Forced?
- Fake It? No, You Just Make It.
- Get Productive By Getting Away and Disconnecting
- Pick of the Web: “Acknowledge People’s Unhappiness”
- Get off your @rse
- since it takes too long to type inspiration pathway every time [↩]