1. To a large extent I’m with Lisa Johnson when it comes to the endorphins. When I get come home from a workout I feel sharp, stoked and have the stamina to work for a long time. For me, yoga does it, and walking, and working out with Tim. I also get a big physical charge riding my bike, kayaking, and cross-country skiing in winter.
2. I am deeply nourished by reading. It is absolutely essential for my fluency, as well as to prime the pen, to read really good, inspiring writing daily.
3. And finally, observing and studying the lives of people living creative andproductive lives really inspires me. If I can’t observe these lives directly, within my immediate circle of friends, then I find and follow such people and their exploits in the media and on the web.
It’s essential that I know what nourishes me so I can intentionally incorporate these things into my day to insure that my creativity level stays high and never dries up. It’s my recipe, and it never flops. The only thing I have to do is remember to cook it up, and serve it, every single day.
What’s your inspiration recipe? What nourishes you?