I’m sure everyone has suffered from a lack of inspiration before, regardless of what you enjoy doing. I know I have. Many times. I’ve stared at my computer screen hoping to be able to magic words onto the page. I’ll be honest, it doesn’t always work.
Given that my blog is all about cycling, it’s certainly where I get most of my inspiration from. Doing different things on different bikes with different people. Sometimes I would just give myself a break to allow the creative side of my brain to recover but recently I’ve tried something different. Get out on the bike! And it worked!
Obviously, I can’t always do this, there tend to be a few restrictions such as I need to get to work and as this doesn’t pay the bills, that still takes priority. However, last weekend, I was struggling to get the words out and onto the page. I took the opportunity to get out on two wheels. It was just a short road ride, I put some of my favourite music on and started to pedal.
After about five minutes of relaxing leg spinning and a bit of Keith Urban in my ears, my brain started to spout forth lots of ideas of things I could write about. I occasionally stopped to note a few of them down and, of course, take the obligatory cycling related picture.
What was even better was, once I’d gotten back home, I headed straight for the keyboard and began to type out a few articles, some of which made sense. Others, not so much. But still, it was a great way to get rid of writer’s block. Plus it was great to be able to get out, even if it was only for a short time.
I’ve also found that it works the other way around too. I’ve been sitting, writing away about riding a certain bike or riding in a particular location. I would finish the section I’m writing about or finish the entire blog, grab my bike and head out. Sometimes it would even be to the location I’ve been talking about so I could get a fresh idea of what it’s like to ride there.
I’ve always said, it doesn’t matter what type of bike you ride; road, mountain, e-bike. Or whether you ride it for 100 meters or 100 miles, just get out and ride. Things always get better on a bike.
Until next time.