Mood Board 101: Inspiring Creativity

Hey angels! Lately, I’ve been feeling really uninspired, and it’s shown. BUT, with that being said, I’m trying to feel inspired once again. So, I just wanted to share a little mood board with y’all that I created recently. I’m also sharing my best tips for writers block and how to overcome your uninspiring moments, because, let’s face it, we all have them.

Don’t Force Creativity

This is seriously the hardest thing to overcome, especially for me. When I’m feeling uninspired, I write like a mad man… And more than half of the things I write, I hate. Going through bouts of writer’s block is one of the most challenging things for myself because I’m a writer, and when I can’t do what I love, it’s hard. I have to remind myself that this is normal and that I can’t force creativity, otherwise it’s not going to be very creative.

Just be patient and wait for your creative flow to come back, I promise it will. And, on top of that, it’s important to look for creativity everywhere you go (seriously, I mean everywhere)

Look for Inspiration

I know, inspiration is so hard to come by. But when I’m mindlessly scrolling through Instagram, I’ll stop a look through a feed that I really like and find inspiration through other bloggers. Maybe someone just posted a really cute pair of shoes and that inspires you to write a post on your favorite wedges (this actually happened to me!). Or maybe you see someone else who is feeling uninspired, and you connect with that person.

Whatever it may be, whether finding inspiration while eating dinner or scrolling through Insta, running errands or online shopping, inspiration is everywhere. Like, actually, everywhere. Just start looking!

Create a Mood Board

This is something I’ve been practicing for as long as I remember. From cutting clips out of J-14 Magazine to creating my first digital mood board sophomore year of college, I’ve always loved clipping and putting together things that make me feel happy and inspired.

When creating my mood board, I always start with a color palette. Next, I find pictures from my favorite influencers and celebs to cut onto the board. I finish it up with little graphics to top off the board. I’ll use the finished mood board as my desktop background (yep, I really do) It’s a great way to get inspired!

The mood board above I created for a bit of summer inspiration. I love how fun the bright neon colors are, so I decided to go with that for a color palette. Next, I added some clips from Pinterest and a few of my favorite things (plants, the ocean, beautiful sunsets and chai, of course!) I topped it all off with a few cute quotes and some random pictures that I was drawn to.

Creating a mood board is super fun and is so inspiring! I challenge you to put together your own mood board, whether it be for fashion, a blog or just because you want to, try it! It’s seriously so much fun and, honestly, just plain relaxing. If you create one, be sure to send it my way and tag me on Instagram: @haileyalmsted

Thanks so much for reading,

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Xoxo,


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  1. June 4, 2019 / 6:04 pm

    I love the idea of a mood board! I have never ever done this, but I definitely should try it out. I , lately, have been feeling quite uninspired. I really enjoyed this post!

    • June 4, 2019 / 6:04 pm

      Thank you so much love! I’m so happy you enjoyed it. Mood boarding is such a relaxing craft- definitely give it a try!

  2. June 4, 2019 / 9:00 pm

    A Wonderful idea, Hailey. My daughter to was inspired by this. We are going to try one this Sunday.
    Cheers,
    Vijay

    • June 6, 2019 / 10:30 am

      Thank you! Be sure to tag me in your mood board 🙂

  3. June 5, 2019 / 6:10 am

    What a lovely post. I am with you! Sometimes it seems nothing comes up and I am unable to create anything but then once I start doing things…lots of ideas pop into my mind. Never tried a mood board, but will give it a go 😊

    • June 6, 2019 / 10:29 am

      Thank you! Mood boarding is tons of fun, relaxing and it really does help when your blocked. Be sure to tag me in your mood board if you post it on socials!

  4. June 6, 2019 / 8:05 am

    I really like that you’re honest about feeling uninspired, the worst thing is to publish something that you haven’t put your heart and soul into. This blog post is lovely though, and as I’ve been in the same boat regarding writers block, I will deffo give it a go, thankyou <3

    • June 6, 2019 / 10:28 am

      Thanks babe! Honestly, it’s hard when you’re feeling uninspired. BUT, mood boarding really does help!! Be sure to tag me in yours 🙂

  5. June 7, 2019 / 2:22 pm

    I think mood boards are a great idea! I also look through hashtags and find new bloggers that I haven’t seen before. Their new content is often a refresher.

    wyneesworld.com

    • June 9, 2019 / 6:40 pm

      I love that idea! Definitely going to be using that! Thank you!

  6. June 7, 2019 / 4:14 pm

    I used to do mood boards all the time as a kid and in my teens (with j14 and Seventeen mags haha)! Such a great way to get creativity going. I haven’t quite mastered it digitally though lol What app or software do you use to make them

    https://curatedbycynthia.com

    • June 9, 2019 / 6:40 pm

      ME TOO!! J-14 was truly the greatest. Now I use photoshop to curate my mood boards!

  7. June 7, 2019 / 8:12 pm

    I love mood boards!! They definitely are inspiring!
    By the way, your blog looks amazing!

    • June 9, 2019 / 6:40 pm

      They are so much fun, aren’t they!? And thank you love!!

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