I have been totally dropped the ball. My social posts have dwindled and I can’t remember the last time I wrote a decent post. Especially considering I have my very own site now (insert palm to face emoji.) Granted there has been a lot going on in my life (a big move and even a new job) but I feel like I could have done a better job of staying focused on this dream of mine.
With that being said, let’s talk about refocusing. Whether life or lack of inspiration gets in the way, it is always a good idea to know how to get yourself out of a rut. So what are my favorite ways to refocus? I’ll tell you…
When you’re feeling overwhelmed or even burdened by life, social media, family, or even your job the very best way to overcome this is to take some time off. Yes, you read correctly, take a break. I know it may sound like a cardinal sin, especially if you’re an influencer, but believe me, it needs to be done. Not only will this break be good for your overall well-being but it is sure to help you with whatever rut you feel like you’re in. This especially applies to all my fellow bloggers and influencers. I know it goes against what every major influencer suggests, but what is the point of posting if you’re not 100% committed to the image or idea behind it?? I’m sure your followers would much rather see quality images and engagement than something that is just mediocre. Oh, and speaking of followers, depending on the duration of your little sabbatical you should be aware that you will lose some. I know, I know, I sound crazy. I’m sure at this point you really don’t want to take my advice but listen, the followers you do lose are not the ones you want to have. Genuine accounts and people who are truly inspired by you will honestly not mind if you take a little vacation, in fact, you may even inspire them to do the same. To be completely honest, this whole idea of posting at least two times a day 365 days a year is seriously unrealistic. Both CEOs and Beyonce take time off, so it’s not the end of the world if you decide not to post today.
If I wasn’t so lazy this segment would be titled “exercise,” but I’m not about that life. For those of you who, like myself, choose naps over sweating your butt off I suggest just getting outdoors. Whether you just take a small walk, take the kids to the park, or even find a nice spot to watch the sunset, I find that getting outside and clearing my mind is an amazing way to get out of a rut.
I have been meaning to do this for the longest time. If you’re not familiar with the concept, vision boards are simply a board or area where you pin images that inspire you to reach personal goals (kinda like a tangible Pinterest). From magazine cutouts, photos, and even small objects, vision boards are a way to manifest your goals through the law of attraction. I know it sounds a little outlandish, but I’m a big believer that if you put it out into the universe it will happen! Regardless if you believe the whole concept of “ask and you shall receive,” vision boards are still perfect for maintaining your focus and targeting your goals.
Most of the time inspiration just doesn’t just come, you need to seek it out. Grab your favorite magazine, find a motivational quote, read your favorite book, paint, create, do whatever you need to do to find that fire! Personally, when it comes to my blog or even social media, I love checking out some of my favorite bloggers or influencers. There is nothing like seeing the work ethic/hustle of a fellow influencer to really help get the creative juices flowing!
Some of my favorite inspirational women:
- Sivan Ayla
- Natasha Oakley & Devin Brugman
- Literally She
- History in High Heels
- The Skinny Confidential
- Helene in Between
- Amber Fillerup Clark
- Hunters and Heels
There is nothing worse than feeling uninspired and like you’re not working toward your goals. But there are ways to combat this. Whether taking a timeout, hitting the gym or stepping outside, being creative, or actively seeking inspiration it’s all about what works best for you. Being in a rut shouldn’t deter you from your passions, so go, get inspired and continue to work toward your goals!