- Experiment with a different medium (if you are a painter, try writing).
- Block out time in your schedule to focus on creating so you aren’t getting distracted by other ideas or jobs.
- Change your environment – if you normally create at home, go outside – go to the park, let yourself feel inspired by the world around you.
- Say yes to things you may typically say no to. Trying new things will expose you to different experiences and this is a great way to spark new ideas and creativity.
Treat yourself. Whether it is a coffee from Starbucks or a nice glass of wine in the evening, treat yourself to something that helps make you feel good. When you feel good it can help get your creative juices flowing.
- Meet new people, talk to a stranger. You never know when you will meet someone who inspires you.
- Keep an eye on what is happening in the creative world around you. See what your friends are up to; visit an art gallery or a book reading. These experiences might give you the push you need to get out of your funk.
- Keep a notebook with you at all times. That way when inspiration hits, you can write (or draw) it down.
- Look around the internet…see what is new and exciting in the creative online world.
Learn something new. Attend a class on cooking or sewing.
- Think about what inspired you to be creative in the first place. Was it a book you read or was it someone you met? If you can go back to whatever inspired you and re-engage with it/them.
- Try to not worry about the end result. Push through your block and be okay with the outcome not being amazing. It is part of the creative process to try and fail and try again. Don’t let failure stand in your way…KEEP creating!
I hope these help you if you are feeling like you just can’t break through the inspirational funk. If you are still struggling, please reach out, I would love to talk to you about what you create and why. Sometimes just talking about your passion helps break down the barriers that are stopping you from moving forward.