Staying inspired to keep creating content for my blog and Youtube channel, isn’t exactly the easiest thing. I also experience a creative block and sometimes, the moment I get into a slump, it’s very difficult to get out of it. I also have days where trying to get even an ounce of inspiration becomes extremely hard to do.
But hey, when my creative juices run dry, I try to think of it as a good thing. Somehow, it’s a reminder that we have to take a break and recharge, and we shouldn’t ignore that. So instead of trying to force yourself to gather up inspiration to create something, don’t. I’ve stopped trying to hard and fortunately it’s been working well for me. Sometimes, the only way to finally be inspired again is to loosen up, take a step back and spend time with yourself.
Here’s a list of what I do when I feel uninspired to do anything at all.
1. Colouring Book
I’ve always loved colouring books ever since I was a kid and it’s no surprise I’m still obsessed with them until this very day. Studies have shown that colouring reduces stress and anxiety, and this is true based on my experience 🙂 When I’m feeling uninspired or have lost the drive to create content, I turn to my colouring book. Being able to bring in colour to these monochrom pages creates a positive effect on me.
2. Read A Book / Read Other Blogs
Another way that helps me stay inspired is when I read a book. When I’ve run out of inspiration to write, I also read other blogs. Reading something new and exploring a new subject can help you expand your horizons and create something new 🙂 Don’t be scared to look out for inspiration elsewhere.
When I have a lot of things on my mind, I turn to my journal. I write until I feel I’ve cleared my head. Sometimes, when you’re mind is cluttered, it’s harder to think and writing them down on my journal really gives me a clear headspace.
4. Go Out / Take A Walk / Exercise
Being in the same environment every single day can drain not only your energy, but the enthusiasm to create content and think of new ideas as well. It can also pull you in to being a procrastinator (which is a very bad idea). When I start feeling lazy, I get out of the house. I either go to a coffee shop to work so I’m in a different environment. If that still doesn’t work, I take a walk/run or I exercise. Exercising boosts your mood and the best part, it improves memory and your thinking skills as well.
5. Staying Away From Social Media
Social media can be a killer! You’ll see so many negative people out there talking about this and that, complaining about a person or a thing, bragging about an item etc etc. (This is why the people you follow on line can be very crucial because you never know how it’s going to affect you subconsciously.) I stay away from social media as often as I can because it’s not good for the brain. I’ll be honest, sometimes, social media can make me feel insecure about myself because I tend to rely on the number of likes and followers to measure my self worth. Which of course shouldn’t be a thing. Now, I spend less time on my social media and more time on the things I want to do: create content.