I’m pretty sure that everyone, hit that point where they just feel so unmotivated and uninspired, where they just have no more creatives ideas. If you’re like me when it happens, you try to work on some ideas but none of them actually sounds convincing to you, no matter how hard you try it feels as if your brain is made of butterscotch pudding and nothing good is going to come out of it. It’s one of the most frustrating feeling, that’s why I thought it Might be a good idea to share some of the things that I do to help myself get back on my feet when I’m in the creative dryness zone.
1. Create an inspiration boar:No no! Don’t roll your eyes, this is not just another “time-wasting touchy-feely hippy-dippy” exercise. Inspiration boards is the coolest way to visualize your goals, be inspired, and motivate yourself. This is a truly effective way to unstick your overly programmed thoughts and perceptions and discover or rediscover pieces to a larger picture that realistically illustrate your true nature, desires, creativity, and even fears.It doesn’t have to be fastidious, you don’t need to have a lot on it, just pin things that make sense to you. YOu can even have can have a virtual one! Just go on Pinterest and create your own virtual inspiration board. You can check mine here!
2. Go outside: One thing I like to do is go for a walk, just to breathe some fresh air! I like to do this because it allows me to really enjoy the scenery (which I don’t always have the time to do). To me it is so important to take the time to appreciate the little things around you, and sometimes it’s those little things that can inspire you! You need to get out of that environment where you are right now, stop boiling in the same sauce, that you keep boiling in for so long, and just go to a different environment, and recharge yourself!
3. Set clear goal: You are not born to be mediocre! Don’t be like a hamster running in a wheel, running in circles not knowing what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. Determine exactly what is it that drives you to do what you are doing, is it money, is it knowledge,is it wanting to do something better for the world around you. Whatever it is that you are doing, determine what is drives you, and if there’s nothing that is driving you right now, you need to have a driving force behind what you are doing, otherwise it is a waists of your time.
Determine your driving force, determine your goals, you have to be always clear and passionate about what you are doing, don’t be doing it with closed eyes “just because”, determine why and what’s the reason behind it!
4. Read books: We don’t always have time to just sit and read ( and if your like me reading make me fall asleep) BUT in my opinion I feel like reading can really help you forget about your stress because you get so into the story and you connect with the characters in it, which is good for your brain, a specially when your brain is all fried up whit whatever is on your mind. Books are a good way to learn new stuff to and educate yourself, you should always read at least 30 min a day.
5. Make a list: Make a list of things you have to do ant cross them out when they’re done. It’s actually proven that making list will improve your self esteem, because you’re constantly thinking, you’re doing thing, your getting things accomplished, you are crossing off the list. I personally love to make list on my iPhone, there’s just something about crossing something that you did that makes you feel soooo good. And if something on your list frustrate you, or you’re not able to do it for what ever reason, walk away, because if you don’t, what ever it’s that you do its not going to be good because your mindset isn’t there…. So leave it be, go for a walk , sleep on it ,and come back to it later.
hope it was helpfull ,let me know what are your tips and tricks to stay motivated in the comment section below!
Love, Helene Xx