COVID-19 has been one of the biggest worldwide crises that have shaken the world immensely. It started at the beginning of the year 2020 but almost affected the world as a whole within 3-4 months.
While most countries began with the lockdown in March and ended in June, some are still completely or partially locked down.
According to the experts’ predictions, this year is going to be unpredictable, and people might have to alter their lifestyles to adapt to the COVID-19 crisis.
Having said that, it is important to feed your creative mind and find inspiration during this crisis.
But how do you do that?
It can be challenging to keep the motivation levels up when you are locked down.
Here are some pointers to help you!
- Start your day Early
- Follow a Routine
- Stretch or do some Exercises
- Eat Healthy
Research shows that people who maintain a healthy lifestyle and social environment live a decade longer than the ones who don’t!
So, COVID situation can be an opportunity to improve your lifestyle along with your creativity and get some inspiration.
But do you need to force yourself to do it?
Yes, for the first few days, you might need to push yourself a little. However, to help you further, you can check out these interesting ways of finding inspiration and creativity during the COVID-19 crisis!
Write Down Your Expectations
Often we have many ideas, but it becomes hard to narrow them down and get to the starting points. What works best for me is writing down my expectations and thoughts on a piece of paper. It helps me immensely in gaining clarity.
Therefore, I would suggest writing down everything that you are thinking and make a mind map. This will help you understand your own expectations from yourself so you can work towards achieving them.
Writing down expectations gives you:
Don’t Aim for Perfection Right Away
One of the biggest problems with most of us is that we want to be perfect at something from the start. However, it is important to note that perfectionism takes a lot of time and practice.
Don’t be too hard on yourself and leave the thing you just started just because you feel you are not too good at it. Keeping this in mind can help you stay inspired throughout the process.
Have you wondered how much practice a great football player needs before he plays in the world cup?
Or do you think all the great minds and scientists achieved their goals in one go?
If they required a lot of practice before reaching perfection, you would need it too, right?
Look for Online Support Groups or Workshops
Thanks to the internet’s age, there are some amazing support groups or online workshops that you can join. Support groups can help you keep up your creativity by sharing ideas and workshops to add new skills to your portfolio.
Remember, it is never too late to learn a new skill. Joining these online groups helped me greatly in keeping up my interest in painting. I want to share that I discovered digital art recently and enjoy doing it a lot.
Studies show that like-minded people and groups can help you keep your motivation levels up.
So, getting in touch with online groups of your interest can be beneficial to you!
Start Your Day with Something Positive
Breaking away from routine life is crucial for finding inspiration and creativity. Although you have to live with restrictions because of COVID-19, you can always start your day with a good meditation or yoga session. It can help you lay a good foundation for the rest of your day.
You can also start your day with nice and calming music or a healthy breakfast. Doing something positive in the morning can help you stay focused and optimistic throughout the day. This can play a vital role in keeping your creativity levels up.
Even the scientific community believes in the power of your mind. If you put your mind to something, you can definitely achieve it!
Staying organized during the COVID-19 crisis has been one of the most challenging things for me. But I learned it the hard way that it is the only way out. Therefore, I started by making lists and planning things one day in advance.
Apart from that, I always keep realistic goals and save some time for relaxation. This has helped me stay super organized and gives me a feeling of accomplishment at the end of each day.
So, these have been some of the tricks that I used to keep myself inspired and creative.
Also, a quote by William James really inspires me.
It goes like “Act as if what you do makes a difference. IT DOES.”
Let us know if this article helped you get some motivation! Also, we would love to hear from you. What are your little tips & tricks during these testing times.