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,