Ah the joys of being creative, one day you are writing ’til your heart’s content and feeling on top of the world, the next you feel completely lost and the creative rivers run dry like it was at a flick of a switch. It’s a real bummer, and that’s why I want to share some of my tips to get you out of your creative funk.
Create and Keep an Ideas Journal
Grab yourself a plain notebook, preferably a small sized one to keep with you on the go and turn it into your idea journal, jotting down any idea you have so that you remember what you thought of, but also motivate you to later expand on your ideas.
Finish other tasks first
It’s better to clear whatever work load may be weighing on your mind before trying to get the creative flow going! Whether it’s do with your day job, school/college work, or house work, get those tasks out of the way first so that they are not subconsciously weighing you down and making your creative process another chore to add to the list.
Stream of consciousness is key here, don’t tie yourself down to any theme or content you think you should be writing about. Let your thoughts flow freely and write for fun, you could be surprised with what you come up with.
Go for a walk
Get out of the house and embrace the great outdoors! Not only will you be taking in the fresh air, but the surrounds and activity around you should inspire and motivate you too.
Check out fellow creatives’ work
If you’re looking for inspiration in terms of blogs, Instagram, photography, art, fashion or what ever piques your interest, check out the accounts and websites of the people you admire most. You might even be able to reach out to them on social media and ask about their approach to what they do and how they stay inspired to keep going.
Make a vision Board/Folder
This is my favourite tip when it comes to creativity and inspiration! A vision board is typically made up of images of the things you want to achieve. However, nowadays you don’t have to buy a cork board or go cutting out the images/quotes you want to see. Instead, create a new folder or album on your device of choice, – phone, laptop, tablet, etc – google for images that represent what you want to achieve and place them in the folder. (For example, a photograph of a notebook and pen to remind you that you want to write or a paint brush and easel for painting) That way you can go back often and have a look at the images to remind yourself of the creative outlets you want to work on.
Did you find these tips helpful? If so, let me know with a comment below!