Everyone has been there, sitting in front of a blank document waiting to find your inspiration. You’re not sure where to start, even though you have an outline to work with. Nothing is coming to mind to be written onto the page. It might seem a little odd, however, if you review their work it’s easy to find inspirations just by looking around you. After all, just sitting there waiting to find your inspiration to hit is not productive. Let’s take a look at some ways to spark the beginning of your new document.
Start By Searching The Internet
One place to start is by using technology such as your smartphone or a computer with a web browser to search the Internet. Visit some of the popular shopping websites where they show suggestions for gifts and review the results. You will find that some of the gifts contain unique features which you could reverse engineer and write about. Another search you could perform is at image websites. Several people around the world are taking pictures every day both with professional cameras as well as their smartphones. See if you can find a common theme among a group of pictures and then elaborate on that.
Find Your Inspiration From Others
Your location can also provide inspiration for new ideas just by looking around. If you currently sit or stand and nothing comes to mind, then it’s time to take a road trip. Take a walk in the local park to experience new scenery for your eyes to take in. Sometimes just being in the presence of other people can help you think clearly because of the natural background noise in the area. Not everyone can come with new ideas when alone. Having an external influence such as overhearing conversations others are having in the area can lead you down a road to new ideas.
Having a routine that you follow on a regular basis can lead to more ideas more often. If you purposely make it a habit to look for external influencers in your life, then eventually it will become second nature. Be sure to mix it up now and then by not always visiting the same places. Whether it be virtually or physically, flexibility is what allows the mind to wander on demand. Methods of staying on top of what others are saying are also described in the ideas2apply email series. Sign up at the right to learn about many of the available tools on the internet.