Definitely experiencing a creative slump. Need a new perspective on life. Or maybe just need a new hobby.
How to Get Out of a Creative Slump:
Every creative goes through a creative slump or blockage from time to time. This is mainly affected my numerous factors in one life, including:
- current environment
- life events
1. Create Space
Allow yourself to create space, not only physically but mentally. Be able to breathe and realize your current situation. What is working? What is blocking you? Create a space where you are able to organize your thoughts, organize your surroundings and organize your work.
2. Try New Things
Sometimes you find yourself doing the same routine every single day. There’s a saying,
Find a new hobby, take a different route to work than your normally take, or something as small as waking up a little earlier than usual. Go spontaneously buy a plant or go for a walk. Do something you normally wouldn’t do on a Sunday afternoon to break your cycle of insanity.
3. Take a Break
Maybe it’s stress from work, family or whatever it may be in your life. Sometimes it’s okay to walk away from everything, meditate and just be present with your breathe. Allow yourself to take a break from whatever you’re working on and go have fun. Little things like going for a walk, being in nature, talking to some friends or reading a book.
The only way to really get out of a creative slump is to pull yourself out of it. Be able to recognize the slumpy situation you’re in and commit to getting yourself out. As humans we are programmed to follow the same routines every single day. Sometimes it’s good to acknowledge that we are only human, and we need breaks, we need self care. Be able to detach from things, come back with a fresh set of eyes. Dig into inspiration, talk to your friends and find a new spark in life. There is definitely more life after this creative slump.