Wednesday, August 31, 2016

raise the inspiration: change your environment

Hello Poetteers,

This is the last installment of Raise Your Inspiration.

You are doing that when you go outside when you choose a place to walk and as you walk. Maybe you work from home, go to a coffee shop. Maybe you go to the same coffee shop, switch it up. We live for routines. After awhile we go into autopilot with our days. You get too comfortable. I don't know about you but for me, there is such thing as feeling too comfortable I start to feel uncomfortable.  With a little change or new environment, you start to feel better.

Try it next time you are sitting down to work.

stay inspired,
Fida

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Poetry Prompt: Soundtrack

Hello Poetteers,

This is the sixth prompt in #dailypoetrygram and the last video in this series. Today's prompt is to write a soundtrack poem. Instructions are in the video below.



Example:

Fill the world
with generous peace
we only have one life
this is our wake up call
do what you can
the rest is out of our hands.

stay inspired,
Fida

P.S. Song titles are in italics. For future reference, download the soundtrack poetry PDF

Monday, August 29, 2016

raise the inspiration: talk to a friend

Hello Poetteers,

I've mentioned previously, take a walk with a friend. Take them out on a coffee or lunch date. The conversations will get the thoughts moving. We are always in our head. With a friend we can get outside of our head. An outside perspective will help us move forward with an old or new project, maybe your personal life, too.

stay inspired,
Fida

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Poetry Prompt: Book Response

Hello Poetteers,

This is the fifth prompt in #dailypoetrygram. Write a poetry response to your favorite book. You will find helpful questions in the video below.



stay inspired,
Fida

Thursday, August 25, 2016

raise the inspiration: free write

Hello Poetteers,

A lot of my inspiration series consisted of taking a break from writing and creating. Today, you get to go back to writing. Don't work on your project, but free-write. I have a few suggestions if you come up blank.


In the video below I go in depth about word association and give you a word prompt. 


stay inspired,
Fida

For an in-depth explanation of the exercises listed above, get the ebook version of Raise The Inspiration.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Poetry Prompt: Acrostic

Hello Poetteers,

Write an acrostic of your favorite animal. This is the fourth prompt in #dailypoetrygram. Questions are available in the video below to help get you thinking of what to write.


Example:

Dolphins amaze me from a young age
Oceans apart from seeing them, I hear about them
Living long lives
Playful
Hear so well
Intelligent and sociable
Nearly, already endangered.

stay inspired,
Fida

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

raise the inspiration: deep breaths

Hello Poetteers,

We are always on the go, take a moment to sit down and be conscious of your breath. With a deep breath, you are forced to slow down. You are able to notice the little things.

Usually, we work, get frustrated and try to work through the frustration. That isn't good. We aren't able to do things well, we forget things. You won't be able to solve the problem unless you step away.

Come back to it later with a clear mind.

stay inspired,
Fida

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Poetry Prompt: Haiku

Hello Poetteers,

This is the third prompt in this month's #dailypoetrygram. I'm trying out something new. The video below has questions to help you along. We are nearing the end of summer. Write a haiku about summer.



Example:

The sun wake me
sweat from the heat of the day
late nights with friends

stay inspired,
Fida

Friday, August 19, 2016

Raise the Inspiration: Take a Walk

Hello Poetteers,


Taking a walk is known as an exercise for your physical body. It is also an exercise for your mind. The fresh air clears your head. Go by yourself or with a friend.

A couple days ago during #PoetteerChat, we talked about inspiration. Everyone had something different to share. I focused on how taking a walk makes space for inspiration. Here is a recap of what I said. 

Inspiration comes randomly. What you do may clear your mind for inspiration. My mind is quiet and empty of clutter. It wanders. No other thought is there to get in the way. Once you feel inspired you, feel clear and focused. You feel good.

Sometimes I'll sit or walk the same area but sometimes I'll change it up. I start to notice the same things if I walk the same area. I'll look for new things in that same area. New places bring new thoughts/wanderings.

During my walks, I will just walk but I started to jot down my observations. You can write them afterward but you may forget some. I learned that the hard way. You don't want good things to go to waste. I've had to slow my pace or stop many times to jot down the idea/thought(s). I tried to repeat the thought in my head until I'm done but that isn't a good way to go about it. It's not always but sometimes a poem will come to me as I am walking.

It helps bring the inspiration when you need it later. With it, I'm able to reimagine thoughts. Maybe those observations can help move a story forward.

Have you noticed anything when you take a walk? What do you do to gain inspiration?

stay inspired,

Fida

There is an exercise you can do to follow up with this in the Raise The Inspiration ebook.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Poetry Prompt: Your Body

Hello Poetteers,

A few months ago I shared the same prompt. Welcome to the second video poetry prompt in this series.

Some of us love our bodies while others have trouble loving our body. I hope this prompt brings you a step closer to loving your body. Questions are already available in the old prompt but for more questions to help you check out the video below. Share your responses in the comments below or on any socials, #dailypoetrygram.



Example:

Feet keep me grounded
shows me the softness of the earth
lead me to where I need to be
I'm learning and growing.

stay inspired,
Fida

Friday, August 12, 2016

Poetry Prompt: Meditation

Hello Poetteers,

Welcome to the first prompt of six in this video series. Prompts are coming from the monthly prompts I shared last week. You'll find questions that will help you along the process. I can't wait to read what you came up with! I'll be sharing my own responses on Instagram at #dailypoetrygram. Your first prompt is to write a meditation poem. Enjoy!



stay inspired,
Fida

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Raise the Inspiration: Be Outside

Hello Poetteers,

One way I gain inspiration is by being outside. You can walk barefoot on the grass, lay down, watch the clouds. All those cheesy and cliche things. They actually work. You are observing parts of the world you don't notice day by day because we are constantly busy. Seeing the beauty gets your mind wandering.

The sky is vast, the stars are making constellations. They seem more clear and bright. I was outside the other day after feeling tense and I started to notice it go away. It's unexplainable. The fresh air does something to you. What do you notice?

stay inspired,
Fida

There is an exercise you can do to follow up with this in the Raise The Inspiration ebook. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Never Wrote A Sonnet, Part 2

Hello Poetteers,

I shared my confession of having never written a sonnet. Since then I've attempted a couple times. I made it through the first stanza. Then I made it through halfway. It's all I can do. Rhyming isn't my forte. I don't like how it feels and sounds forced. It's like I'm trying too hard. I never liked rhyming. When I like of rhyming, it's good for light hearted poems; which isn't something I write a lot. My poems deal with heavy emotion.

My attempt at writing a sonnet.

How do you go between writing very different themes?

stay inspired,
Fida

Monday, August 8, 2016

Raise the Inspiration: Social Media

Hello Poetteers,

During my mindfulness post, I talked about how limiting your time on social media clears your head and brings in more focus. It also brings space for new ideas.

Being on social media is a time-suck. Once you go on you forget the important tasks and the time. It is known that we go on it first thing in the morning. One thing I try to do is stop myself from that. Once I get up I exercise and get to work. Once you get started you forget about the distracting social media. For me, I've noticed when I go on social media in the middle of my workload I'm able to catch myself and go on only for what I need. It was hard the first few times. With enough practice, it becomes easier. 

Another tip that is well known is to delete the apps from your phone. Not being able to see the apps when you turn off your alarm or set your alarm helps to restrict you from going on social media. Have you tried cutting yourself off from social media? What tips do you have?

Stay inspired,
Fida

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Aug Poetry Challenge

Hello Poetteers,

It's a new month which means a new set of poetry challenges. It's a week long challenge. You can take the whole week or month to complete it. I'll be participating along side you. The prompts are up to your interpretation and creativity.

You can repost my challenge graphic on your Instagram profile for reference, or download the prompt list PDF.
  • Be sure to tag your poems on Instagram with #dailypoetrygram so we can all see it.
  • Tag me (@poetfida) so I can leave some love.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Raise the Inspiration

Hello Poetteers,

I get my inspiration to create from everywhere. There is some listed below. You will notice they all can be inner-connected. It is all about clearing your mind.

1. Less time on social media.

2. Sit outside.

3. Go for a walk.

4. Take a deep breath.

5. Free write.

6. Talk to a friend.

7. Change your environment.

8. Make lists.

Throughout the month I will be highlighting each of these with my own experiences. You can get the ebook version of Raise The Inspiration.

Stay inspired,

Fida