As photographers and creators, we rely heavily on our inspiration. In order to take regular photos, find customers, or build our portfolio, we need to build it with consistency and order.
However, there are certain habits of life that not only break our order but also affect our mood and consequently our inspiration. In this exciting video, Ivan Ranfat talks openly about some of these habits that have destroyed his creativity, hoping to help you break them.
After watching this video, I was amazed at how relevant it all is. Although Evan speaks from his own experience, I myself have gone through all of this so I will also share with you some of my insights and ideas.
So, what should you do no What if you want to get your inspiration back?
Lots of schedule
Ivan begins by recalling the idea that you should always do something that exists in the community. I was surprised to learn that the United States and Serbia are so similar in this mentality. In short, “if you take a break and do nothing, ‘useful,’ you’re lazy and worthless.” I don’t know if it sounds familiar, but it was the model I grew up seeing and it took me years to learn.
If it is also rooted in your system, it causes a lot of scheduling and overwork. Even if you don’t see it right away, it’s one of the fastest ways to cause severe burns. Ask me how I know. This leads us to the next two habits and both revolve around our own negligence.
The first by-product of most schedules is what Avon calls slow food. Simply put, you don’t have much time to feed yourself, and one of the first things that gets messed up is your diet. It weakens quickly because you don’t want to take extra time to prepare nutritious food for yourself, and this triggers a domino effect: your food affects your body, including your gut bacteria. Some studies suggest that an imbalance of intestinal bacteria affects your mood, helping with depression. And naturally, when you feel depressed, you are more likely not to be creative or even in a position to do something.
When you do your job to take care of yourself, it shows up in other areas of life. You work out a lot, you eat a poor diet, so you probably have burns and depression. It’s all connected, and it seems very familiar to me!
And no, there is no need for “self-care” to have a three-hour long spa session every day. That doesn’t mean “treat yourself” to a chocolate cake halves. That means showing up for yourself. This statement may seem a bit clich, but it really is something we should do every day. We need to take care of our personal hygiene, clean our workplace, do what we love for at least 30 minutes every day, or take extra five or ten minutes to make healthy food. It will make us feel better about ourselves, feel more loved and fulfilled, and finally come up with ideas and create a better situation.
Spending more than contributing
If you’re looking for inspiration on social media, don’t let that get you out. You may easily fall into the trap of mindless scrolling, wasting your time and creating nothing. When I work hard and get burned out, I fall into this trap. I don’t have enough energy to do anything, so I just “look for inspiration” until I go to bed.
Instead, divert your thinking to good things in life, such as walking, caring, and exercising. You can even just sit in silence and let your ideas come to you. Write them down, give them a try – this way you can really create something, even if it doesn’t exist yet.
This is another item on Evan’s list that I find most relevant. In today’s fast-paced culture, I feel ashamed to admit to myself that I can’t do the right thing without eight hours of sleep (at least). So I’ll be fast, I’ll be fast and I’ll put my dream aside. The only result I got was constant depression, forgetfulness, fatigue and disruption of my immune system so I picked up every single virus out there.
When you are sleep deprived, you will not be able to imagine, but you will also have difficulty in implementing your ideas even if you have them. It’s best to get an extra hour of sleep and get your work done quickly, with plenty of energy, and in a good mood.
Ever since the cholera epidemic started, I’ve been going out a little bit all the time, yet I started drinking more often. So this is another area where Avon marked the place with his confession. For both of us, this does not mean wasting every day. This is a glass of wine or a beer or two that we drink at the end of the day. It may not look like much, but it slowly adds up and becomes a routine. Alcohol is slowly becoming a tool for relaxation and relaxation after a long day, which is certainly not a good thing. If I hadn’t felt it on my skin, I wouldn’t have believed it, because “what harm can one or two beers do?”
Well, even adding such a small amount of alcohol can affect your mood and sleep over time. And as I mentioned, bad moods and poor sleep affect your creativity even more. So, start replacing this wine for a healthy tradition. Or if you feel the need to drink something in the evening like I do, I suggest my new favorites: chamomile and lavender tea with honey and a glass of milk. your welcome.
Too much analysis
Most thinkers, raise your hand (imagine I raise both hands now). Before you really do analyze everything and think a lot, is it recognizable? It’s about trying to control each and every one of your plans, instead of simply relaxing the process. It’s complicated, but it often comes from fear.
However, analyzing too much of everything will not lead you to any conclusion. It will make you feel dry and tired (ask me how I know). Instead of wasting an hour or two analyzing, try to figure out what you have in mind. I know this is easier said than done, but psychotherapy has helped me a lot and I can’t offer enough.
I hope you enjoyed the Avon video as much as I did and you found his and my comments useful. Changing your path may not be easy, but it is not impossible. Take things in stride and try not focus too much on the problem.
[The Habits that Destroyed my Creativity | Evan Ranft]