do you ever feel uninspired? if so, what do you do about it?

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Kate Ellen Murphy asks: Do you ever feel uninspired? If so, what do you do about it?

Hi Kate, thank you very much for our questions.

You first question: If I answer “yes”, it would mean I believe I am almost constantly inspired. I don’t know if I ever was truly inspired. I have lots of ideas, and I’m happy about where I’m headed, but it’s just a beginning, and hopefully I will grow all the time. I don’t think I have been truly inspired yet.

The second question: I noticed I get ideas when I’m bored. Solitude and boredom help me focus. Sitting in a train, walking on the beach, riding my bike. Being bored is quite painful, I naturally try to fill my time with things to do; meeting people, checking email, facebook, reading, museums, movies, concerts. But I need boredom to get ideas. Computers need a lot of attention, you are never really alone when the internet is near. I try to go out on my own as much as I can. Solitude is uncomfortable yet necessary.

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