Set up for inspiration
Beginning the new year is always feels funny mix of reflection and the generation of new ideas: Whether you enjoy goal setting or just generally re-tuning intentions ( personally I am totally for the latter this year ) sometimes you just have to give your brain a bit of a boost to get it excited about the next steps.
I find it fascinating ( and useful) asking other professional idea makers what makes them spark…
Stina Quagebeur is one such inspiring maker.
- A walk with my Airpods while listening to music… with nothing to distract my thoughts… somehow new ideas always arrive!
- Meeting one of my creative friends such as Alice(!)….when things are blocked. Talking to other artists always helps….it gives me a nudge and the energy to keep going.
- Getting lost in a bookshop. My London favourites are Foyles by Tottenham Court Rd or the book shop at the National Theatre; there’s even a reading corner.
- Pilates to wake my body up in the mornings and feel energised for the day. I’ve done this my entire career. The routine helps keep me grounded.