Wanted: inspiration!

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In the tough world we are living, more often than not, people struggle to find inspiration. But why is inspiration so needed? For one, inspiration keeps our brain challenged and active with the need to make good use of that inspiration. As a result, having inspiration can trigger a number of creative activities – recognizing an underestimated problem, conceiving a new idea, providing an innovative solution and even contributing to a greater good.

But the question remains – how can we trigger our inspiration or at least, how can we help ourselves open up to being more easily inspired? Seeing as I have found myself in such a situation, I sought advice from a number of people, older and younger, who seemed to be constantly inspired by everything around them. Here is what they said:

  1. Relax! Yes, it does sound weird and out of point but the one things they all had in common was the belief that you cannot force inspiration to come; what you can do, instead, is to relax and allow yourself to be open to accept new things.
  1. Read – reading about business news and about other people’s stories – be it successful or unsuccessful ones – will greatly help you enhance your perception of innovation and success and can even act as a stepping stone for a new idea!
  1. Take some time to yourself – it is true that success does require hard work and commitment but taking some time for yourself can work miracles! Why? Simply because it helps you recharge, clear your head, think of something else and do other activities. This multi-exposure to a variety of things is exactly what your brain – and your social life quite possibly – needs!

These are the top 3 tips to encourage your mind on its way to inspiration and to boost your confidence about handling such dark moments. Of course, there are more ways to get to your target, so feel free to add some more; they will surely inspire us all!

MARIANNA DEVETZOGLOU

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