When stressed or blocked, it is wise to make a change so that
we donít stay in that place. Yet, many times we forget some
of the simple things that we can do for ourselves, quickly
and easily to bring our inspiration back and increase our
1. If you usually type your speech first, hand write them.
Nothing compares to seeing the ink mesh into the paper and
display what you have created.
2. If you spend too much time at the computer, take a break
every hour. Go for a walk or just sit outside in the sun.
Even five minutes in a winter sun does wonders for the mood
and for your creativity.
3. Flip through magazines or books. Their colors and ideas
will give you sparks and switch your attitude. Blue and
green can reduce your stress levels by 30% or more.
4. Add strong smells to the room. Light scented candles
around you, visit the fruit isle at the grocery store, or go
to a store that is heavily scented. Find an orange or
strawberries and smell it. Both will change a mood or
create inspiration. Smells awaken your creativity. Smells
trigger memories and are great methods to rekindle stories
from the past.
5. Go see or rent an inspirational movie. Relaxation time
is important. Watch the movie with a notebook and record
inspiring phases or ideas that pop in.
6. Read a book on the topic that stirs and sparks your
creativity. Poetry can do the same.
7. Look at bold and bright colors for a few minutes. These can
change your mood.
8. Talk with a friend about your topic to flesh out ideas,
titles, and content. Tape-record the conversation so you
donít miss anything. You would be surprised at how much we
think we hear and how we actually do.
9. Write an email to a friend to tell him or her what you
want to accomplish. If you are stuck, say so and ask for
10. Check in with your vibrational energy and do something
to switch it into high gear. Take a shower. Go for a walk
or dance naked in the moonlight.
11. Hire someone to transcribe your recording so that you
can stay focused on the creative end of the speaking.
12. Authentic, flat-out, raw laughter frees the psyche and
opens the creativity process.
13. Find a setting with lots of trees and flowers and feel
nature. If the weather permits, take off your shoes and
socks and feel the grass between your toes. Nature has a
way of freeing our spirit to let out the flow of our best
14. If you are used to practicing your speech in a quiet
place, create noise and practice. You will learn to speak
15. Go for a quiet leisurely drive and practice your vowels,
outlook expand your voice range.
That was exciting, wasnít it? Post this list in a
conspicuous place so that it is readily available when
needed. Do one or two of these daily to keep your thought
process clear and attracting. Your audience is waiting.
(c) Copyright 2005, Catherine Franz. All rights reserved.