by Ivy from Beautifully Simply You
Do you ever feel frustrated with yourself for feeling uninspired?
Feeling uninspired can be frustrating, especially when we have a deadline or want to get something done, and we just absolutely are not mentally there.
To be honest, these days I have been feeling a bit uninspired. I feel like I am in a rut, lacking creativity. I know it is because I am busy speaking to schools, planning events, being with loved ones and making sure I practice self-care, all things that set my soul on fire, but it is still frustrating to push myself to find inspiration to write something, just to feel like it didn’t have quite the impact I wanted it to.
What I always have to continually remind myself is that it doesn’t matter how many followers I have, likes I have on a photo or views I have on a blog post. What matters and what makes this journey worth it, is if I can help just one person. It could be the same person with every post that I help, but if I can help just one person, I am living out my dream.
That is the push that helps to break through the days when I am lacking inspiration. Just writing about being uninspired, I know at least one person has felt a similar feeling of lack of inspiration, which has also made them experience feelings of frustration and doubt. It is so important for me to be authentic and write about feeling uninspired, even if it’s just to help one person to recognize that they aren’t alone in this journey and that not every day will we be full of ideas and positivity, but that a lot of days will be full of frustration and disappointment and it is so important to celebrate both. I think it is so vital to celebrate both the positive days when we are inspired and amaze ourselves at what we can accomplish, and celebrate the negative days when even though things feel like they never go quite right, there is always a lesson learned and a blessing in the journey of those negative days.
If you are feeling uninspired right now, know that it is okay. You are only human, you can’t always be on your A game. It is important to take that break, walk away from the stress and be kind to yourself. I can almost guarantee you that you won’t feel more inspired by being mean to yourself. You are doing an amazing job, and if today you fell short, you can try again tomorrow, you have done so much already, you are already chasing after your dream and that is worth so much.
So even though today I feel uninspired, it helped me to think about others who have also likely felt uninspired and I felt less alone, I felt less frustrated with myself, and then I wrote. I wrote with no plan, I just wrote, because seeing the words come out on the screen brought me joy and reminded me that I am capable of helping just one person today.
So to the one person reading this today, to the one person who this blog helped to make them feel a little less alone, I am so thankful for you. You are the reason I keep going. We are in this ride together, and on every turn that might lack inspiration, there is another turn coming full of so much inspiration and power that you will be thankful for those harder days. I know I am proud of myself right now, not even knowing if what I wrote in this post made any sense, I am proud of me because I turned my lack of inspiration into inspiration.