The Five Minute Friday word for the week is Motivate. Do you sometimes have trouble finding motivation? I know I do.
After the busyness of the holidays I did not have much motivation to post on my blog.
I did still have little bursts of creativity writing poems and making collages in my art journal.
But for the most part I could not seem to get motivated to do the things I knew I needed to do. Sometimes I think we need time to just rest and not be super productive.
Maybe by resting we can find motivation again.
One thing that helps me to write is following prompts whether they be in the form of words or pictures. Here is one from Day 6 of a writing challenge by Beth Morey of She of the Wild where the prompt was ice crystals.
When I’m feeling stuck I often go outside either on the porch or to take a walk. I usually have my phone with me so I can take photos of things that stand out to me.
Collecting Materials from Nature or Magazines
Another thing that inspires and gets me going is having materials ready to choose from to make collages and found poetry. I collected these photos, words and materials in order to be ready for a gluebooking party on Instagram tonight.
Take Time to Pray for Motivation
When I can’t seem to find words for a blog post I try not to let it bother me. Writing to get something out there is not what I prefer.
I want my words to be real and authentic, not forced.
I find it’s better for me to pray about it and wait for the words to come. Sometimes I am surprised at what finally inspires me. Later someone tells me it was just what they needed at the time. I’m learning that God’s timing is always best even in my writing endeavors.
What about you? What do you do to find motivation?