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{ This weekend…making The Nanz’ cranberry/apple sauce }

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Getting inspired can be difficult.

I realized this weekend how funny I am when it comes to becoming truly inspired.

Here’s the deal: I get really, really uninspired sometimes.

To the point where I’m unpleasant to be around. Sometimes it’s a ‘oh shit, stay away from Lauryn…’ sort of deal.

Michael just knows to stay away—- I kinda go into a funk.

On the other hand…when I’m inspired…look out! I’m a full blown wizard with levers & knobs conducting mad science shit in a laboratory playing with my mustache & wickedly laughing…by myself.

Mr. Wizard only comes out every so often though ( boo. ).

This Saturday he showed himself in FULL effect. Like, I was like: get out of my space, I’m getting creative & inspired, so MOVE bitch-kinda effect.

I can’t explain it really…but it sort of goes like this: I hole up in my house with a camera, food ( for eating but mainly for blogging ), a computer, music, candles, & a to-do list…& start plotting/planning. I don’t work out, don’t pick up my phone, & cut off the outside world. Picture me on the floor— not even sitting at a desk…just getting weird & real creative.

I only get like this every so often. & it’s almost an insanity. But it’s how I work.

Ultimately, my evil, little inner wizard is the foundation of TSC.

So. This weekend was gnarly. I literally didn’t leave my house.

Point: creativity is fleeting. Take it where you can. It’s hard to get fully inspired ( right?! ) but when you feel creative: TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE. Unleash your inner wizard & create magic. Do you.

How do you get inspired? How do you keep the inspiration going? Tips please! x//lauryn

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

{ Friday night, pre-wizardry…oh & the sun-kissed, post-vacay tan? All fake. I went to iTan for their spa week…it’s SO good. Happening 10/20-10/26 }

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  1. I usually get like this after I find the time to meditate, I get really creative like out of the box madness which can be very cool sometimes or very annoying because some days I feel like I have too much on my plate to handle anymore projects! Your waist is SO tiny I am so envious!
    xo C

    1. I was thinking that too when I was reading Courtney! I get crazy inspired after meditating, it’s sort of crazy. You should definitely try Lauryn it will change the game! I loved this post, very real.

  2. I can see how it can get tough for you sometimes I mean you’ve been blogging for awhile. It can be tough to get inspired to do something new. But I will say this, so far everything you’ve written I’ve enjoyed reading. I’ve even tried a few things you’ve written about. So even if you are feeling in a funk just know there are people that really genuinely enjoy what you have to say 🙂

  3. I love when this happens!! I too always end up sitting on the flooor. UGH, Chairs. So confining. Can’t wait to see what you were working on!!

    Also, question about your spray tans…do you go like every week or so? or do you supplement with lotions?

  4. I totally feel ya on the random bouts of inspiration. Somehow mine always seems to happen when I’m in the shower. I’ve started to keep a notepad and pen on my bathroom counter so that I can jot down ideas quickly.

    Great post! | Carly

  5. Love the red lipstick you’re wearing in your selfie! What brand/color is that?
    Thank you in advance 🙂

    Also, when I am feeling depressed/uninspired, I go on a quick run with the most pumped up, fast paced music I can throw together. The combo of endorphins from the work out and the mood boost from the fast music works wonders for me!

  6. I think everyone goes through funks of feeling uninspired. For me, I start to feel like everything has already been done a million times (recipes, design ideas, etc…). That’s when I turn OFF the internet and try and find inspiration through different mediums like nature, books, museums, and my own ideas (when they come ha!). Great post!

    1. Yes! I feel the same way sometimes and totally agree about getting away from the internet! My fave is hiking or playing the piano. Then I go back and view my blog to remember that it IS different from everyone else’s and read over my blog ideas/inspiration list.

  7. Thanks so much for sharing this. I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who feels uninspired sometimes but that I’m also not the only one that has those freak crazy moments of inspiration where I go all out either!!!

  8. I’ve not yet unleashed my full creative potential but getting better :). I recommend “Red Moon” from Miranda Gray as in getting to know about when during your monthly cycle you’re more likely to be creative and in which ways. She’s an illustrator and at certain times she doesn’t even try.

  9. I love getting a glimpse of your creative process. I usually feel most uninspired after a crazy-busy day or week at work, but usually over the weekend when I have free time is when I get most inspired. Also, exercising + listening to music or cooking +listening to music usually does the trick, too:)

    Thanks for a great post!

  10. What is the recipe used for your cranberry sauce??? Must have a healthy version!!! Love cranberries! I clicked the link but it didn’t direct me to a recipe

  11. I am with you. Take advantage while you can. Sometimes it’s brutal though to take advantage of your creativity when you are super busy and then lose it. Ugh. Thats the worst. But when you can capitalize on it, it’s gold baby.
    The Accidental Mama

    1. Your friend is wearing them in the third picture down on this post. I am looking for a pair like that! Thanks 🙂

  12. Inspiration comes and goes for me…but I find the best way to keep it going is when I get in to the groove of something like cleaning or cooking..then my mind starts to head down the creative path! 🙂

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