How I stay creative

September 28, 2016 by Chic Glam Style - 49 Comments

As a blogger most of the time I work from home. As fun and as dreamy as it sounds ( I get to choose my own hours, work in my pj's and even take a day off whenever I want to ) it can affect creativity sometimes. There have been countless times where I have experienced " writer's block" and felt like I just couldn't produce anything interesting anymore. When you can't focus, and everything you do seems pointless . 

Luckily through trial and error, I have found what works for me and keeps the creative juices flowing. You should try these too.

  1. Take a break. Step away from what you're doing and find something else to do. You can go for a walk, exercise, meditate.
  2. Power Nap. Short naps 15-30 minutes long, help your brain relax.
  3. Listen to new music. Playing the same songs over and over again can easily get boring.I always make sure I have a new playlist each time I'm writing and editing a new post. I've found it really boosts my creativity.
  4. Work outside your usual workspace. As much as I love my office, I sometimes feel like I need a different surrounding. Starbucks or similar style cafes are great options.
  5. Find creativity elsewhere. Just browsing on Instagram can really help getting out of the rut. Try scanning accounts that inspire ideas and lots of creativity.
  6. Write things down. Whenever a brilliant idea pops up write it down on a piece of paper. You don't have to use it now but it may come to use later.
  7. Clear your workspace. Lots of clutter = lots of distraction.
  8. Don't beat yourself up. Stop forcing things. It will only make it worse.
  9. Go out and do new stuff. Try new restaurants, go on weekend trips, visit a museum or gallery. The best ideas come from new experiences.
  10. Listen to motivational speeches. I often listen to TED talks. I find a number of them inspiring and motivating. Start your day with a fresh cup of tea or coffee and a nice TED talk to make you feel ready to take on your day.


Hope these help!

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I'd love to know, how do you break out of a creative rut?

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