Lately, I’ve been feeling quite the lack of inspiration. It’s been pretty cold and gloomy here, keeping me indoors, which I feel like can keep you in a box, far from creativity. Now’s the time, if ever, to keep creativity and inspiration flowing.
Do you ever go through these dry patches in your creativity or inspiration? I know it’s an ebb and flow for me. How do you keep yourself from getting burnt out? How do you embrace seasons where creativity is lacking?
Here are a few ways I’ve learned to keep myself inspired, or to be okay with seasons that lack in creativity:
–Be Present: Often times, it’s easy to overlook our day to day routine as a place for inspiration. We get used to the people, colors, things around us. Sometimes, all you need is a fresh perspective on what’s right in front of you.
–Explore New Places: I love taking trips to new places. It’s such a fun way to be inspired, meet other creatives, and just see what all the world and people have to offer. However, traveling isn’t always the most affordable or realistic option. Luckily, our own cities are filled with places we’ve never heard of or been to. I know for me, I’ve lived in Fayetteville for 4 years, and there’s still SO much left to uncover. Going to new places right where you are is an affordable way to have the same inspiration affects of traveling!
–Do Something Creative, Even When You Don’t Feel Like It: It’s so easy when you’re in a creative slump to just push off that side of you. The best way to combat a lack of creativity is to make a constant effort to channel even a LITTLE part of your creativity. Maybe it’s doodling, maybe it’s taking time to style an outfit in a new way, or maybe it’s as simple as changing up your daily routine.
–Let The Internet Be Creative For You: Even if we feel uninspired, inspiration and creativity is at our fingertips with the beautiful use of the internet. For me, browsing through my favorite blogs, Pinterest, or digital magazines helps me get inspired. It’s amazing how other people’s creativity can spur you on into your own.
How do you stay inspired when you’re in a creative rut?