We can’t be creative at all times. I find myself in a creative funk enough times here and there and there’s only 3 main things I like to do to pull myself out of it. Here you go!

No pressure.

Sometimes the best thing to do is just hit pause! Remove all the pressure of timelines and really set all those restrictions aside. They block our creative energy oftentimes and you’ll need to take a step or more back to take a breather. When you stop actively looking for creativity and ideas, that’s when inspiration comes. I’m sure that has happened to you a few times as well.

Exercising.

No joke, moving your body creates endorphins and really gets your blood pumping. Exercise is a great way for me to clear my head, whether that means going to the gym or just taking a quick walk or doing a yoga session on my mat at home, you can reinvigorate your energy and reset your system in no time. Get that fresh air, folks.

Do anything.

Get yourself a random blank notebook and get your pen. You don’t have to show anything you write or draw in there, it will just be a help for you when you sketch out things, write a passage or doodle something to break through some creative barriers. You can write/draw anything! Anything that comes to mind, whether totally stupid or really lame. It doesn’t matter. This exercise can become a great source for new ideas.

What do you do when you find yourself in a creative rut?

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