This one is for the creatives out there.
Hi, you are loved and appreciated. 🙂
Each and every single creative hits creative blocks. You may feel a lack of inspiration or ideas which can be one of the most frustrating feelings in the world. Don’t be discouraged. This is part of the growing process.
Embrace the interlude.
Creativity is something that comes in waves.
Ideas and creativity can consume you when you least expect it, however, it is a muscle that needs constant stretching.
Here are 6 ways to help you if you are feeling a creative block:
Change the scenery.
If you spend a lot of time in one place, it’s hard to be inspired to do something outside the box. Get out. Go somewhere you haven’t been before. It could be a coffee shop, an old theater, museum, a road trip. Try something adventurous and mentally stimulating. Go for a hike, ride a bike, try paddle-boarding or yoga – find what helps you specifically because we’re all different. Having a normal routine is healthy, but I find that creativity strikes when I mix things up.
Stay open-minded and eager to learn.
Constantly exercise and expand your mind. Read articles or books, listen to interviews or audiobooks, watch videos or movies. No matter what your craft is, it’s important to absorb continuously to help maintain a constant flow of knowledge and inspiration to prevent feeling stale.
Always carry a notebook. We take in so much information each and every day from life, social media, art, music, news, events, feelings, relationships. Write notes, even if it’s quick notes on your phone. Take photos. Document life so you can look back and find inspiration later. I write down phrases throughout my days constantly when different ideas pop up and then refer back to them when my mind is fresh.
Connect with other creatives.
Conversation with others is key. Solitude is not always the answer for overcoming creative blocks – you never know when you’ll feel inspired or by whom – could be a complete stranger. For example, right now I’m sitting in the middle of some creatives writing and making music. Out of nowhere, the urge to write this post hit me, so I followed it. Ride the wave.
To think clearly, you need a clean space and life. It needs to be organized. A lot of the time, when I reorganize, I get inspired without planning on it. Organizing is therapeutic in a way and helps center yourself. You need to rid the clutter and maintain a clear mind.
Push boundaries and go against the flow.
If you want to create something different, you need to think different. You don’t need to follow the formula that everyone else is using. Create your own waves.
Everyone is different, and what works for some people might not work for others. It’s crucial to figure out what works best for you. Make sure to have some “you” time and figure out what your favorite way to do during that time is.
Give your mind space, and watch the creativity unravel.