2021 did not start the way I wanted it to. I’ve been struggling with one of the worst creative blocks I’ve experienced, which has caused me to feel a bit unmotivated and uninspired. My creative block is slowly starting to clear, so I thought I would share some of the things that I’ve been doing to help. I hope these tips are helpful to anyone feeling how I am lately.
Do Other Creative Things
Sometimes when I’m working on my blog, it can start to feel more structured than creative, and thats when I know I need a break. I’ll free-write, paint, etc. For some reason, it helps me get my “creative juices” flowing and helps clear my mind. Lately I’ve been doing a ton of free writing which has helped me get back into writing blog posts.
I’ve been getting a lot more into reading this year, and have found that it’s helped a lot when it comes to this block. It’s like an escape, but also helps you be more creative after. I have a post coming out Friday of all the books I’ve been reading lately!
When in doubt, Pinterest
I don’t know about everyone else, but Pinterest always inspires me. I get so many ideas when I’m pinning, that it makes me want to be more creative. I’ve been pinning so much recently, here’s my profile incase you want to see!
Take A Break + Reset
If all else fails, and you’re still feeling stuck, just take a break. It’s okay to pause and reset. Watch a movie, go for a walk, whatever it is that can help you clear your head. I did this during the first few weeks of January. Theres no shame in it. Everyone needs a break every once in a while.