Would You Like Finding Inspiration in Your Daily Work and Life?

Claudia Brose
7 min readJan 31, 2022

Why inspiration matters and how your lifestyle influences your inspiration

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Inspiration is connected to how you live your life. It is or can be part of your lifestyle.

Creativity, finding ideas, and inspiration are not the same thing, but they are all connected. You come to them in different ways, they work and reveal themselves differently.

Finding inspiration in everyday life is always possible. Every day there are little, remarkable things happening, stuff to see, situations to notice, voices to hear, insights to learn.

“Inspiration is best thought of as a surprising interaction between your current knowledge and the information you receive from the world,” writes Scott Barry Kaufman, a scientific director of the Imagination Institute in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

Here’s the thing: whatever line of work or phase of life we are in, we all need and want some inspiration.

Why do we want and need inspiration, in life and at work?

Humans are compelled to create and to make. We don’t leave things as they are. We want to change, improve, progress, compete, develop, grow, expand, and invent.

Thus, we look for ideas, solutions, insights, stimulation, and new ways of looking at things.

Inspiration motivates us. It makes us excited. It sparks connections between things we haven’t thought of before.

And perhaps another aspect you don’t think of right away: Inspiration helps to reconnect with yourself, rediscover your creativity.

Inspiration facilitates creativity, perceived competence, self-esteem, and optimism.

You see things differently and you approach problems and tasks from new perspectives. In your personal and your professional life.

10 things that inspire me

  • Conversations with interesting people who experienced life, time, and the world.
  • Discussions with creatives, out-of-the-box thinkers, photographers, travelers, and people who reflect the life and unconventional work…
Claudia Brose

Writer, Event-Creator, Marketing Professional turned Rebel against a rushed world | Japan mad | Cyclist | Get my Newsletter Un-Rush claudiabrose.substack.com