Creativity Fatigue: Tips On How to Get Out Of The Rut

Blogging can me hard sometimes, putting out exciting and new content on a weekly or daily basis. Sometimes takes its tow and creativity can be lacking sometimes. I know this all too well because I recently went through that. For a month or so I don’t think I even posted anything because I couldn’t even be bothered. I was able to overcome this and below are some of the tips and steps I took:

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  1. Step Away: Let’s be honest blogging is really not life changing, you are not a doctor or surgeon that performs a life changing activity. Β This is something I had to humbly recognized, stepping away for a week and missing a scheduled post was not going to result in chaos or someone’s life falling apart. I needed to take a break and just do that leave the blog and have some space and time away.
  2. Switch up the routine:Β This really helped me because I realized although having a routine was good because it instilled discipline in me, it was also restricting me because it detected my routine and the posts I had. So I had to move away from that and try do it differently in order to get the creative juices following.

 

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3. Appreciate others:Β the beauty of blogging is that there is a whole community around you, so for me I needed to remind myself. Instead of being a content creator I needed to take a backseat and go appreciate content of other bloggers in order to actually appreciate and remind myself of why I do this again. This was an amazing break and inspired a lot of content that will be featured in future.

4. Fun: I don’t do this full time I started blogging because I wanted a creative and fun outlet. And I needed to remind myself of that because at one point it started feeling like a job and that wasn’t a good feeling. So meditating and re-focusing and reminding myself of why I started doing it in the first place really helped me a lot.

How do you overcome a creative rut? x

15 Comments

  1. July 13, 2017 / 1:00 pm

    Thank you for the tips, I’ve been putting so much pressure on myself to get out of the blogging rut I’ve been in the last few weeks. After reading this I’ve realised I need to cut myself some slack and step back for a couple of weeks. Hopefully it will work!

    • July 13, 2017 / 1:09 pm

      Ohh I’m sorry you have been feeling like that lately, you will get the blogging juices flowing soon a break sometimes is all you need xx

  2. July 13, 2017 / 2:39 pm

    I do have to take a break sometimes. I usually do this about once every month where I just take a week off or some times a whole month off (not as often). It helps me to reset and it actually gets me excited about blogging again.

    • July 15, 2017 / 11:41 am

      I am scared of taking a very long break but now what i do is write all the posts in one go then schedule then for 2 weeks or so and try and get a break and avoid coming on during this time..so a mini break but i would love to just try a full month away πŸ™‚ x

  3. July 13, 2017 / 4:36 pm

    Great advice!!! I think we do get really comfortable being in the same place and drowning in an issue, instead of separating ourselves and trying to find peace and joy no matter what the situation is. Thanks for writing and sharing this!

    • July 15, 2017 / 11:40 am

      Thank you for checking out the post, it really is easy to get comfortable in misery and not try address the challenges/issues. But finding happiness and joy no matter how bad the situation is a must because life will never be perfect all the time πŸ™‚ x

  4. July 13, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    I’ve been through slumps before, the worst was for a whole month too. It normally happens when I’m going through a tough time personally. Every now and then I just feel like I just can’t muster up the motivation and just want to hide away. I’d agree that for me what helps the most is not forcing myself – because it shows in your writing anyway when you aren’t really into it – and pushing myself to get out and about instead of moping at home. The happier I am and the more fun things I get up to, the more I feel like sharing with the world! Great post! x

    • July 15, 2017 / 11:38 am

      Aww I’m sorry to hear you have been experiencing difficult times resulting in slumps, and I can understand definitely how it would affect and reflect in your posts. And having a break is good sometimes so when you come back it is easier and your enjoy doing it πŸ™‚ x

  5. July 16, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    It’s definitely hard when you get into a rut! I find it nice to just take a step back and think about why I started blogging in the first place.

  6. September 21, 2017 / 12:29 pm

    I really enjoyed this post and could relate to it. Thanks for sharing Tiffany! I went through a spell a few weeks ago where I couldn’t find anything that inspired me to write. Just when I accepted that this is just how it was, I went on my lunchtime walk and a baby deer came very close to me, inspiring me to write. Sometimes you have to let ideas wash over you I think. My post today is about creativity in case you have time to look? Have an imaginative day! Sam πŸ™‚

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