Movies, books and God knows what else.
For me it's more having sort of an inner monologue, just stop for a moment, and think. Staying away from the internet, haha. Sometimes reading also helps, like a book or an article.
Nothing inspires me quite like a deadline, even a self-imposed one. I tend to get a lot of posts done on Friday afternoon. Could be the lawyer in me -- my most common recurring nightmare is missing a filing deadline in a case.The more positive inspiration is taking my dog for a long walk. I never take music or the phone or anything, I just observe the world and think. Come up with an awful lot of stuff that way.
Oddly enough, this kind of links into this crazy amount of reading I have done in the past few weeks where I have read more books than I have in, well, years. Particularly now that I don't have nowhere near as much time as I used too. So for now, I guess it has to be reading. I ended up writing pages and pages of writing that I actually liked on the train the other day, and since I haven't written (fictional, personal stuff) recently, I was pretty amazed that I even managed to put pen-to-paper. It'd be a bit too easy to say film, but come to think of it, as reading has wormed it's way more into my day-to-day life, films have been watched far less...this will have to change. But it is good to have a break from one art medium for a while, though.
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