I think I can speak for everyone when I say I am the most inconsistent blogger. Yeah, I did just shit on myself. Nobody knows this bitch quite like I do.
As a college student working 30-40 hours a week, it can get to be pretty challenging to make time for myself. If you’ve read previous posts, then you know how much I love my solitude. Like, more than I love coffee.
It’s easy for me to fall into the pits of school, work, and chores because they’re all consistent parts of my week that keep my routine in balance. I plan my everyday activities around these obligations, and create as much free time as I possibly can. But, free time needs to make some space for blog time. I love writing and releasing my thoughts and sharing cool stories or helpful tips with everyone, and I sadly don’t do it enough.
Sometimes, though, I’ll get random bursts of energy and just type my friggin’ life away. Something humorous, sad, or exciting will happen to me and I’ll share it with you all. Or other times I just wanna talk shit. But it’s not all the time that I feel very inspired.
What’s a bitch in a funk to do?
See, I’m a firm believer that you create your own destiny. Nothing happens when you sit around, stare at the ceiling, and eat shit. Sorry!
When I find myself feeling stuck, I remind myself that I can pull myself out of it. There is so much inspiration and motivation out there that it’d be silly to remain in a perpetual funk.
One of the best ways to overcome the slump is to move. Stand up, stretch, put some sneakers on, and walk for a little bit. Listen to some music, or don’t. Give yourself time to clear your mind and let the blood flow throughout your body. This will let the inspiration flow through to you more easily.
If you’re not into exercise (which makes me question your sanity, but we’ll touch on that another time), then have someone else inspire you. Read a self-help book, watch a TED talk, or follow a few new bloggers. Some of my favorite sources of inspiration are:
- Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
- You are a Badass by Jen Sincero
- Who Moved My Cheese? by Ken Blanchard & Spencer Johnson
- Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
- The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
- “The Power of Vulnerability” with Brene Brown
- “Your body language may shape who you are” with Amy Cuddy
- “The unexpected benefit of celebrating failure” with Astro Teller
You can find inspiration in almost anything, but what it really boils down to is who you surround yourself with. If you hang out with lazy people, chances are that laziness is going to rub off on you. And you don’t want to be lazy, you want to be inspired! People who are positive and energetic are more attractive to be around. Surrounding yourself with positive people who only wish you well are amazing sources of inspiration. I know this for a fact because my girl gang is literally the greatest group of humans out there. *shouts out to my laaaaadies*
As much as we’d all like to curl up into a ball and avoid all impending responsibilities and obligations, we can’t turn the clock back to when we were infants. That’s probably the only time in life where that’s acceptable.
Seize the freakin’ day and make shit happen. Get your creative juices flowing so much that it repels any sort of funk heading your way. As my good friend Hannah Montana once said, “Life’s what you make it.”
photo by Laur Fernandez Photography