Where do you find your inspiration?

A couple of days ago, Suze emerged from the shower armed with a couple of questions … “Where do you find that you get the most inspiration from and where are you when yours ideas come to you?

The reason she asked this was because she said she was thinking of getting a waterproof dictaphone so that she could log down her ideas when in the shower – because THAT is precisely where she is usually when her ideas come to her. But she admitted to the problem that without the ability to remember them, they are long gone when she has finished showering.

So, last Saturday we spent a bit of time Googling for the best waterproof dictaphone that could be used successfully in a shower. The research still continues however as we didn’t find anything suitable. In the interim however until we find something more suitable, l have bought Suze as a gift a Waterproof Shower Notepad and pencil which will allow her to scribble her ideas and thoughts whilst bathing!

But it did get me to thinking … where am l when my ideas come to me with regards writing, or new poems, or anything remotely artsy or just anything ?

My answer is l am usually everywhere, l don’t think l have one particular place that is more inspirational for ideas or creativity over another. But l sat down and gave it some further thought … here is a list of my top 4 locations that seemingly generate more ideas than elsewhere …

1] In the garden whilst sieving or digging compost

2] Whilst out walking armed with my camera

3] Watching people pass by

4] Whilst reading in bed late at night

… now that’s me. We know that Suze ‘s most inspirational location is the shower. Now tell me about you,

Where are your Top 4 Inspiration Generating Locations?

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29 thoughts on “Where do you find your inspiration?

  1. 1. In bed while half-asleep
    2. While reading a book
    3. During solo walks
    4. When experiencing art/music

    Most good, inspirational writing ideas happen for me while doing something else, not staring at a blank screen…

  2. I get good ideas when I’m about to fall asleep. They are usually forgotten by the time I get up. Shower is another place for great ideas. Sometimes I remember them and sometimes not. Walks also bring inspiration and so does reading. Books or blogs either can inspire a great idea.

  3. πŸ€” My inspiration comes from:

    β€’ Within myself.

    β€’ Observing others.

    β€’ Paying close attention to what is taking place within my environment.

    Do enjoy the rest of your day, Rory.

  4. Lying in the bath seems to be a good time for me.
    It helps to clean the mind as well as the body and lets the inspiration flow. Sometimes though, by the time I’ve dried off, I’ve forgotten all the ideas.

    1. Inspired by others – yes, l am also, although mostly by looking at people πŸ™‚

      But also when others have written posts l can see inspiring connections too.

  5. As soon as I read the line about Suze finding inspiration when in the shower, I thought I could have sworn I read about a waterproof notepad the other day, and as I continued reading, you mentioned it. Amazing really as never thought a notepad could be waterproof but there you go.

    Inspiration usually comes to me when I have nothing to hand to write it down on πŸ™‚

  6. Hey, Rory!

    Have found that my most creative or inspired thoughts come when occupied with some mindless, repetitive task. And – to keep a notepad handy wherever I’m working on them! 😊

    Wishing you a wonderful week. Say “Hey!” to Suze. πŸ’ž

    1. Hey Betty, yes it’s always when we are NOT thinking of something new, that it happens and we think either Aha! [when we have a notepad] or TYPICAL! [when we don’t] πŸ™‚

      Thank you as always and have done, she like me say hey back to you, Bud and the Featherlies too πŸ™‚

  7. My inspiration is ongoing. I don’t have a certain place or time of the day for inspiration to knock. I find nature and music enhance my inspiration.

  8. Four places? How about EVERYWHERE? πŸ€” My blog name says it “sparks”. Inspiration comes all the time, it’s not all gold of course, some ideas I get sound great, but the next day I’ve lost the thought and they make no sense or are really boring in my opinion. The prompts here help me some too, especially when it’s cold and my depression is a big beast gnawing at my brain. The prompts (like Sadje’s and Fandangos, Di’s and Frank’s, and all the others that I do at least occasionally). But the best stuff for me (and the best responses) are from some random thing that sets my imagination on fire and there I go – off to the races.

  9. Inspiration hits me anywhere and anytime. Sometimes in the middle of talking about something, I go on a tangent and BOOM! Inspiration.πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
    I try to note things down, but I lose more than I keep.

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