Just because you are a blogger, or an artist or a writer in any aspect doesn’t mean you are going to feel creative a 100% of the time, all the time. You can feel the pressure and suffer from writers block or be unhappy with current ideas and that is completely okay.
I thought I would share with you some tips to help boost your creativity and ways you can overcome writers block. I often refer to several of these when I am struggling with content.
Connect with other creative people
When you connect with other creative people, you can bounce ideas back and forth, getting some positive feedback on your ideas. Also being around creative and positive people can inspire and motivate you to be more creative. I always feel more creative after engaging with other bloggers. If you don’t already, I would recommend engaging with other bloggers, if you are hitting writers block the community is so supportive. Or even take time out and spend it with the positive people in your life.
De-clutter your workspace
They say tidy space tidy mind and I do believe this is the case. Having clutter around can make you feel unorganised and unprepared. By having a clear workspace you have no distractions around you, you can focus on your task. You will be more organised and therefore be more productive.
Taking some time out to doodle/colour can not only be therapeutic but can help you feel more creative. Gives your mind a task to focus on, to take a break and come back to your writing task with a clear mind. I love colouring, when I am struggling with content or not feeling very inspired I colour or I doodle in my bullet journal. To be honest I usually get carried away and could colour for hours.
Have regular time away from your phone and other electronics
Taking time away from your phone and social medias, is so important anyway, but also to help you improve your creativity. Sometimes you can compare yourself to others or their content which is not helpful. So having that time away, can help you remember your style of writing and be inspired again.
Read more books/magazines and blogs
By reading other blogs, books and articles in magazines it can help you feel motivated and inspired and can mean your creativity improves. Always remember if you are inspired by another bloggers content be sure to give credit to the blogger. If ever I am struggling for content, I like to roam Pinterest for blog articles, means I can relax, whilst gaining inspiration and motivation.
Create the right environment
It is important that you have the right environment that works for you to feel creative and be able to write. Having a calm and quiet environment may work for some but not for others. You have to learn what environment is right for you. I enjoy writing with some background noise, in my comfy clothes either at my laptop table or on the sofa. I like to be cosy in comfy clothes, under a blanket. Where do you work best?
Exercise/Go on a walk/Take in nature
By exercising it releases endorphins which make you feel good, it even helps with mental health. Taking time out to exercise can not only help you physically but mentally and can leave you feeling positive and motivated. If exercise/going to the gym doesn’t appeal to you, just taking a walk outside, admiring nature and getting some fresh air can help clear your mind. You can return to your task and hopefully feel more creative.
Take more photographs and keep memories
Keeping memories like concert tickets for example is not only great to look back on, but can also inspire ideas for your blog. I like to keep memories like tickets for my scrapbook (I will be writing a blog post of my scrapbook soon). Taking photographs of family memories and scenery allows you to look back and reflect as well as inspiration for blog posts.
Listen to music
I love listening to music anyway – dancing and singing around the house! Its a great way to have fun, keep you busy and takes your mind off of a writing task. Also, lyrics can also inspire you to write.
Ask for feedback or advice
Never be afraid to ask for advice from other bloggers, when you are struggling for inspiration or even unsure about a blog post. The blogging community is open and people are so supportive. My DM’s are always open and am willing to give any advice that I can to help.
What are the best ways you have found to help boost your creativity? I’d love to hear about them in the comments.