For times when inspiration doesn’t come.

Maybe it’s the gross weather we’ve had for the past week. Maybe it’s because I’m on my period (TMI?). Maybe I’m still mad that Austria didn’t win Eurovision. But I’m just not feeling it.

This kind of thing is something I’d usually talk about in one of my Rambles, but I think it needs to be said here, too. I know it’s hard to believe, but I’m not perfect. I know it’s hard to accept, but neither are you. Sometimes we feel our flaws and our weaknesses more strongly than other times. We want to soar when, really, we can barely move. We want to work on something new but have no inspiration; or, we have all these thoughts and plans and new ideas but no motivation to do anything with them.

I’m here to tell you that that is fine. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. The reality is that we human beings can’t always be on top form. We’d like to, sure. But it’s just not realistic. We have bad days and meh days as well as the good, productive days. That’s real life.

So what do you do when you feel like this? If you have the ideas but no motivation, just write them down. Obviously you don’t want to lose the idea, but also I find that writing things down helps me to get pumped. Not always, but it’s worth a shot, right? If you’re uninspired but have the motivation, give your workspace a good clean. I know it sounds silly, but for me, a good deep cleaning/ organizing session really helps me jog my memory of any project ideas I’ve previously had that I didn’t write down. Plus now everything’s clean, so, you know, bonus.

The most important thing you can do is not to stress about it. I know, easier said than done. Just remember that this dry spell will pass. You will create again. And, you know, hopefully a better song will win Eurovision next year.

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