as much as i hate to admit this, especially to my reader babes, i’ve been in a rut lately. as a blogger, creativity is required not only visually but also through the words i share, and let me tell ya, writer’s block sucks. i don’t always like writing about just what i’m wearing in the photos i post. i want to share something deeper, more meaningful, something that will add value to YOUR life.
so i need your help. what things would you like to hear about from me? drop your ideas in the comments below.
today, however, i’m going to share some of my tips for how to regain inspiration and creativity when you’re stuck in a rut.
remember why you started.
i’ve found myself recently thinking back on my beginner blogging days. sometimes i feel like i lose sight of why i started blogging in the first place. i was so excited to share whatever was on my mind, not just what was trendy. thinking back to why you started your creative outlet might just light a spark in ya.
brainstorm / brain dump
this is like the most obvious tip, but it’s one i know i often forget to actually sit down and do. set aside 10 minutes to grab a pen & paper and write down any idea that crosses your mind, no matter how dumb or silly you think it might be. you could also what my girl brighton calls a brain dump. similar to brainstorming, brain dumping requires writing down anything and everything on your mind, related or not. this will help all you multitasking gals, like myself, clear your mind so that you have a fresh start!
take a step back.
i find that when i’m uninspired i’m also overwhelmed from scouring my brain for new ideas. it’s so important to step away from your work and recharge. more than likely, coming back to things later will help shed new light and ideas!
phone a friend.
i say phone a friend, but i really mean anyone who may have insight or ideas. i typically turn to my blogger besties, mentors, podcasts i find helpful & inspirational, or my super supportive besties! two of my fave podcasts are the Influencer Podcast & the Goal Digger Podcast. they are jammed packed full of
knowledge wisdom on the influencer space and i always finish up an episode feeling fired up and inspired to get back out there!
i hope these tips help you next time you’re feeling kind of BLAH. i know they always help me! do you have any tips to share? let’s help each other out! drop them in the comments for all to see. 🙂
here’s to the best rest of your week!!