I’m some of you will have noticed I’ve been very quiet on the blogging front the last few weeks. I’ve suffered from the worst case of writer’s block. It is a truly horrible experience not feeling any motivation or inspiration to do what you love. This blog is my creative outlet so not finding the words to say has been tough. Unfortunately finding your voice isn’t always easy, no matter how much you want to create. I feel like I’ve finally broken through my creative rut and wanted to share a few of the techniques I used to help break out of my creative rut. Hopefully, these will help you break out of a creative rut and feel more like yourself again.
How To Break Out of a Creative Rut
Take a Break
Sounds pretty obvious but sometimes you just need to step away from your computer to find your voice again. For me, my creative rut resulted in a two-week break from blogging. But it was something I needed. Writer’s block is a sign that your mind is overwhelmed and needs a break so give it one. Even an hour away from your computer could make a difference.
Another rather obvious option but getting outside in the fresh air really makes a difference. Try going for a walk somewhere you don’t normally go. I found once I step out of my usual routine I started to feel more me again. I tend to walk the dog in the same place every day so jumping in the car and going to a new spot was an ideal escape.
Go Somewhere New
This was a suggested to me by one of my lovely Instagram followers and it was a great idea. Take a drive in the countryside and explore some cute villages, maybe even grab something to drink in the local pub. Visit a musuem or art gallery you haven’t been to before. Or pop into a new coffee shop for a hot drink and a treat.
Watch a Documentary
Whilst I don’t recommend having a Netflix binge spending time watching something which focuses your mind is a great idea. Find something which interests you but is different from what you are trying to do. If you need some ideas on what to watch I have some suggestions in this post.
Have a Mind Dump
Set yourself a timer for around 5 minutes and grab a blank piece of paper and a pen and just write. It doesn’t matter what you write the idea is just to try and get something down on paper. Hopefully, this will help open up your brain and create a flow of new ideas.