Motivation means to “set into motion”.
- How do we set ourselves into motion — to literally move more?
- How can we set ourselves into artistic motion — to move our feet to shoot photos, to draw, etc?
- The role of your environment, nutrition, and physiology to spark your movement?
Strong black coffee in the morning (with lots of water).
Music stirs our soul into motion.
I’ve actually been experimenting: making illustrations or calligraphs based on the music I’ve been listening to.
For example BEZERK by Big Sean/ASAP FERG inspired me to write my own BEZERK poem, and also inspired me to draw these illustrations (I can see the kinetic energy in these images, and I listened to the song on loop):
3. Abundant sleep
When I have abundant and deep sleep (8-10 hours a night), I actually feel recharged and refreshed for the day, which actually gives me an impetus to move, walk, stretch, go to the gym, lift weights, write, and think.
Also boredom is essential to get us to move. When I’m bored, I want to go out and explore and do new things!
Also perhaps some level of discomfort is good to get us moving. For example if my body feels a bit stiff, I actually have a motivation to go on a walk, to go do lunges, take the stairs, etc. I really like the feeling of gravity on my joints (why I like to take stairs, stretch, and do yoga movements).
6. Frustration or curiosity
Whenever I got things on my mind — this is good. Unanswered puzzles stimulate me to think, move, and do stuff.
For example a lot of modern morals and ethics is endlessly fascinating to me. The reason I write is a means of explicating my thoughts, and trying to figure out ethical and moral problems. I don’t write for the sake of writing — I write to solve problems (many of which afflict me).
7. The fun of art creation
Making art is a fun game. Do it to entertain yourself and have fun!