6 Ways to Get Inspired & Feel Energized

What do you enjoy doing? For me, it’s quilting, scrapbooking, and card making. But some days, I’m not sure what to work on. I’ve lost my mojo. Well, here are six quick ways to become inspired again!

1. Pick a Stamp Set to Start on

We buy stamps that we find attractive. Pull out a recent purchase and play. You might just stamp it. color it, or just use the dies. You do not need to have a card or layout in mind when you start, just play. It might inspire you to make something, or just tuck away the pieces for another playtime!

2. Make a List of To-Do Items

I don’t know about you, but when I was at work, I’d think of things I wanted to make when I got time. So make that list of things you want to do. Next time you are in your craftroom, pull out that list!

3. Watch Videos for Inspiration

I have to be careful with this one. It’s like opening Pinterest or Instagram. Watch a few for ideas, but then be sure to come back to play in your craftroom. You can even have the video play in the background. The trick is to not have not too much screen time but get inspired!

4. Sort thru Something

Recently I pulled out my buckets of patterned paper. It felt great to sort the papers by theme and remember what I had. This made me want to print some photos for scrapbook layouts and use the paper I had forgotten about. And I did this with my stamp sets. It’s so fun to see what you have and that should get the ideas going!

5. Clean out One Drawer

Pull open one drawer that is overflowing with stuff. Do just one drawer, not the entire craft area. Throw away any trash. Get rid of items that you are not using — put away items in storage or better yet, donate what you are never going to use. Make the drawer a useful space and it will really inspire you to use those items!

6. Learn Something New

Maybe this is a new talent or something that you bought that you need to learn how to use. Go to the company’s website to see if they have online help. This year I have learned how to use my Bernina to embroider. I’m still learning and need more practice but I enjoy learning something new!