our inspirational sources without having to leave the country?
1. Hit The Road
Exploring new places, cultures and customs has a transformative effect on your inner horizons. The routine, rituals and patterns that develop during daily life often keep us limited to the same mental territory, but being in different places and experiencing fresh things allows your mind to break out of the usual moulds and explore new possibilities for life.
Next time you have a moment, hit the road and go somewhere that you’ve never been before. It could be a town by the coast, a field on the side of a motorway or simply a sweet shop that you haven’t been in since you were a kid. Spend as much time in this new place as possible.
Let the sounds, smells and colours feed your senses then later, scribble down any thoughts, feelings or dreams that emerged within you.
2. Take Only The Best Of Yourself
Isn’t it incredible that when we go on holiday we can pack everything we need into one (or maybe two) little suitcases? If you were going somewhere and could only take 20% of YOU, which thoughts, feelings and actions would you pack in your luggage? What qualities of character serve you most and bring you the greatest rewards of creativity and joy?
How could you pack up these qualities and bring them more into your day to day living?
3. Dive In
Do you gradually ease your way into the sparkling, yet slightly chilly hotel swimming pool, one toe at a time, or do you prefer to take a deep breath, shut your eyes, then dive in? The problem with easing your way into situations is that by prolonging the entry you have far more time to back out. On the other hand, if you dive in you are warmed up and splashing around before you can change your mind.
When we go away to new places, life is full of spontaneity and chances to snatch the moment and all of these new experiences nourish the creative mind. Make a list of all the things you’ve wanted to do but have put off for some reason. List all the five places you’d love to visit, the skills you long to acquire and the experiences you would like to have but only ever dream about.
Now go off, dive in and do something that you’ve never had the courage to do before!