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How To Break Out of A Creative Rut

Whether you work in a creative field or not we can all experience those dreaded lull moment where it feels like our mojo has all but dried up. And that’s ok because our brains can’t be on fire 24/7, they need a little downtime too (although maybe not for too long or we could really be in trouble.)

Because like most things we all have those days where nothing feels forced, our creative juices flow and everything works. Although they’re usually followed by days where things most definitely don’t.

So how can we find our creative mojo again on those days when we lose it? Well lady friends, there are so many ways we can boost or brain power and break out of a creative rut, let’s chat about them below.

Step away from your project

Stop trying to create things as a means to an end. If it’s not flowing naturally don’t force it, usually this means that the timing’s just not right. Maybe first thing the morning after would be better spent trying to make things work? Or later in the day. There’s no point wasting your day when your brain isn’t working. Go for a run, meditate or do something else completely not related to your project. Often being overwhelmed with too much information will hinder you getting started.

Cleanse your space

Where you work matters and if it looks like a bomb might have hit your desk then take some time to cleanse your space. Not only will it feel liberating to throw a heap of things out, but a clear space will also deliver a clear mind too. That way when you do sit back down to work you’re more likely to get stuff done.

Stop worrying about mistakes

If you spend too much time worrying whether what you’re doing is right/good enough you’ll never get things done. A creative person should try their hardest to never be afraid of mistakes, because without them they’d never learn. The more chances you take (and mistakes you make) the more likely you are to succeed. So less worrying, more doing!

Look in different places for inspiration

We’re all time poor although often it pays to talk to someone new, visit somewhere you’ve never been before, or even buy books or other material that you usually wouldn’t. You never know when creativity could hit! It’s too easy to become so narrow focused on your own work that you forget to step outside and check out what else is going on! Even something as simple as taking a different route to work could do the trick.

Believe in yourself

Confidence is key to so many areas of success although when it comes to work, it’s important to not let your mental barriers bring you down. Big ideas can initially seem a little crazy and potentially have you questioning whether all the hard work is worth it. But just remember nothing is impossible! Plus, creativity takes courage.

Stop trying to make sense of everything

Everybody wants things to make sense, but sometimes to pays to let your creativity run wild and free, because that’s when the magic can happen. Also; trying to break down creativity into black and white boxes could potentially lead to disaster. So embrace your lack of clarity because it could lead to some amazing ideas!

Images: Pinterest; Words: Yadira Galarza Cauchi

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