When I’m feeling burnt out or uninspired, I’ll usually look to the past to find inspiration from people who have done beautiful work. It comes in many forms. Reading books by authors like Jack Kerouac or Hunter S. Thompson, poetry by people like Charles Bukowski, musicians like Kurt Cobain, athletes like Rodney Mullen. Photographers, designers, painters. There’s inspiration to be found everywhere, and when I take in that incredible work it just gets me fired up to go out and create something.
I also find inspiration by unplugging. By going out into nature and getting some quiet time. Listening to music, going on a hike, or putting on my helmet and going for a ride. When I find myself in these quiet places and shut off the noise, ideas and inspiration just seem to come from the ether.