Get Your Creative Juices FlowingFeb 08, 2023
Many entrepreneurs, coaches and creatives can feel pressure to churn out new ideas and content constantly. Sometimes, this comes easily – the mind is bursting with imaginative ways to move forward, and it feels great – but other times, a creativity block arises.
This can be frustrating, causing the recipient to feel stuck in a rut. But, thankfully, there are many ways to get those creative juices flowing again.
Try the following tips to defeat writer's block, creativity ruts, or anything preventing you from generating new ideas.
Leave Expectations At The Door
Often, when we set high expectations for ourselves, we lose sight of our creativity, replacing it with stress and pressure to succeed. Only when we are in a relaxed state of mind can we have the freedom to brainstorm and generate ideas. Leave those expectations out of the picture if you can. Take some time to breathe and enter with a fresh mindset.
Go For A Walk
We all know that exercise increases endorphins, which makes us feel so good after we've been for a walk, jog or hit the gym. However, you don't need intense workouts to feel the creative benefits. Going for a walk, preferably in nature, not only boosts your well-being but also resets your mind, helping you generate more creative ideas than before. You can find more about that here.
Talk It Out
Whether you're a lone writer or working in a team of designers, there will always be moments of independent work. Still, creativity can only breed so many ideas in a singular mind, and sometimes we unintentionally limit ourselves by only seeing something from one perspective. Speaking to others and brainstorming together – or simply verbalising your ideas – helps you see from another angle. This is one of the reasons why talking therapies are so helpful when you feel "stuck" – whether in work or personal life. So, make sure you interact when you need a motivation boost! I'm hosting walk-and-talk sessions on Clubhouse - come and join me - you can find me at @clairewinteruk
Find A Consistent Rhythm
It might seem logical to work when you have bursts of energy, letting your creativity flow only when you feel in the mood. However, like anything, the more you practice, the easier it becomes. Some days you won't feel as focused, but that's okay. Try and give creativity your time of day, no matter what. It will keep the flow moving towards your creative goal.
Take A Break
Perhaps you've been staring at a screen for too long, or you've been pondering an idea you just can't quite get right. Spending too much time on something without a break is bound to cause a lack of creativity. Sometimes we need a moment to play our favourite song, chat with a friend, or take a lie down. Re-entering your task with a fresh mind always leads to better results.
Next time you feel your creativity seeping down the drain, tune into your environment and try one of these five tips. When you return to your task, notice how you feel. It's likely you can move forward in a way you wouldn't have expected.
Claire Winter is a trainer, creativity and writing coach, and award-winning podcaster. Claire uses a blended coaching and mentoring approach to ignite her client's creativity so they can share their authentic voice and story. She is a trained NCTJ journalist and started her career at ITN in radio and television. She successfully sold her first magazine business and then built a successful content marketing training and coaching business over the last five years.
She's also a qualified ICF Coach, Nordic Walking Instructor and host of the soon to be released Creatrix Journey Podcast, and founder of the Creatrix Journey.
She loves to share her knowledge about storytelling, nature connection, walking, and creative writing. She's passionate about sharing the medicine of walking and writing and how to create more meaningful connections with your audience.
Follow The Creatrix Journey on instagram @thecreatrixjourney our check out the new website creatrixjourney.com
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