How To Find Inspiration

Does it feel like everyone around you is setting goals and feeling inspired and motivated by something? And you’ll stuck feeling demotivated and the only thing you want to do is put your comdy clothes on and watch Netflix? You want to feel inspired, you want to feel a sense of purpose but you’re struggling to find that thing that lights you up inside. You think to yourself:

Maybe I could focus on working out more? But that doesn’t really inspire me. Maybe I could focus travelling more, but that doesn’t really work for my lifestyle. Maybe I could start a blog, but I don’t know what I would write about. It’s OKAY if you’re not sure what to do and it’s OKAY if you’re not currently inspired by anything! Because that’s where the fun starts…

Before I started Those Positive Thoughts I went on a mission to find something which inspired me. I went travelling, I took french lessons, I took ballet classes, I took dance classes, I joined the gym, I volunteered for a charity, I tried making arts and crafts (totally fail!). So if you’re looking for inspiration keeping reading and comment below with what you’re going to do to find that inspiration!


How To Find Inspiration

What makes you light up?

My boyfriend tells me that every time I eat chocolate my face lights up. It’s a silly example but it’s true, chocolate really does make me light up.

Make a list of all the things which make you light up, think about what you love to do, what you’re passionate about and what makes you feel amazing. When your done with your list, get up and start doing them!

Need some help?

  • Cooking
  • Breaking a sweat
  • Playing an instrument
  • Writing
  • Photography
  • Volunteering
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Seeing friends/ family
  • Date nights
  • Reading
  • Listening to podcasts
  • Being with nature
  • Spending time with animals
  • Music (listening, singing, dancing)
  • Movie nights

Listen to Podcasts

I’m obsessed with podcasts at the moment. I get so inspired when I listen to personal growth podcasts, they always fill me with new ideas, new ways of thinking and so much motivation afterwards. Listening to podcasts is such a simple, free and easy investment in your personal growth.

My favourite podcasts are:

Create a vision board

Seeing your dreams everyday on your board will help bring them to life. It will release the drive inside of you which has been dying to get out. I was nineteen when I made my first vision board. It was so much fun to make and I actually managed to achieve most of the things on the board. Creating the vision board gave me a purpose and most importantly it inspired me.

Do something that scares you

It’s in the moments when you push the boundaries of your comfort zone that you grow the most. When you’re feeling uninspired this is actually your minds ways of telling you to do something new, to step out of your comfort zone and do something which excites you or maybe something that scares you.

Be with nature

Get off your phone, turn off Netflix and get outside. Turn your attention away from the social media world and back to the real world. Whether that’s by going for a run or doing yoga in the outdoors. Take some time to breathe, unwind and listen to your thoughts without any distractions.

Be spontaneous

I’ve always found inspiration when I’m not looking for it. By this I mean when I’m being spontaneous. When I don’t make a plan I have no expectations. Pick a place you want to visit and let the rest be a mystery, what will you discover? What will inspire you? When you don’t have a set plan and you don’t have any hopes of what you will find or do, you will find yourself feeling open minded and inspired.

Dress for the life you want

Do you feel good in what you wear? The way you dress can make a huge difference in how you feel, there is such a wide choice with clothes and it’s easy to find something everyday which will make you feel amazing! When you feel good you will be a better mind set and open to new ideas and ready to be inspired by the world around you.

Laura x


  1. 07/06/2018 / 19:10

    Great tips! I agree with dressing for the life you want. When I feel comfortable in my clothes, I’m inspired to try things I otherwise wouldn’t.

    • 14/08/2018 / 12:58

      Thank you 🙂 I always feel ten times better about myself when I’m comfortable in what I’m wearing and then the inspiration follows 🙂

  2. 22/10/2018 / 16:45

    Great article. Thanks for the tips!

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