Get Out Of Your Creative Rut

Get Out Of Your Creative Rut

I’ve been doing a whole lot of nothing lately.

Well, actually, that’s not true.

Truth is, I’ve been doing a whole lot of something.

I’ve been avoiding a whole lot of stuff.

And so today, I’ve spent some time reflecting.

Why am I the world’s greatest procrastinator, and why the heck am I avoiding things?

I have so many thoughts and ideas floating around in my brain all the time, but the second I get home, I put those ideas to the side.

I’ll get around to them later.

Not now, though.

Now, I’m relaxing.

So sometimes, I’m just tired.

Tired from work.

Tired from life.

Tired from dealing with mean people all day.

But sometimes, it’s something else.

Sometimes, I have the energy, but I can’t sit down and write.

I can’t sit down and do the things that matter.

And I think it’s because I’m scared they won’t be perfect.

When it comes to my business and my blog, I find myself increasingly scared to write.

What if what I have to say doesn’t matter?

What if no one reads it?

What if they don’t like it?

It’s so easy for questions and doubt to fill our heads.

And that fear can totally consume us to the point where the only thing we can do is nothing.

But you know what?

I’m over it.

I’m over the fear.

I’m over the nothingness.

I’m ready to get back on track.

In most things, and particularly when it comes to creating, we have to fully embrace the fact that we’ll never be perfect.

Sometimes people will like our stuff.

Sometimes people will hate it.

That’s the life of a creative.

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But the plus side is that we get to do it!

We get to create!

We get to make things

Sometimes beautiful things.

Magical things.

Things that do sometimes matter.

And I think it’s so worth it.

So if you like my stuff, then great.

And if you don’t, you’re still kind of cool.

And that’s the attitude you need to have if you want to keep going.

And you need to.

You need to keep going.

So if you’ve been in a creative rut, GET THE F* OUT OF IT.

RIGHT NOW.

Pick up a piece of paper and draw.

Open up a document, and start typing.

Write a song.

Write a book.

Write a blog post.

Make some noise.

Design something fabulous.

Do it for you.

Do it because you need to.

And don’t you freaking worry about what anyone else thinks.

It’s going to be beautiful.

 

 

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11 Comments

  1. Rachel G

    February 22, 2016 at 7:26 am

    Yeah! Sometimes all we need to do to get out of a rut of un-creativity or laziness or whatever is just to write/create something, anything. I usually find that once I start, it’s easy. It’s the starting that’s sometimes hard for us.

  2. Jessica Bradshaw

    February 22, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Love this! Great motivation. I have never thought of myself as a creative, but I guess writing is a form of creativity.

  3. Shannon

    February 22, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Great motivational post! I am the exact same way with all the ideas in my head, but always putting them off to another date that will again just get pushed. I haven’t quite discovered my reasoning, but Know it’s something I need to push through so I’ve been working on it. Thanks for the little boost this Monday morning!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

  4. Skye

    February 22, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Yep, getting started is always what I need to get out of inertia. Even if it’s not great, the NEXT thing is usually solid.

  5. Kylie

    February 22, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Oh I have SO been feeling this lately!!

  6. Neely (@Neelykins)

    February 22, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    perfect post for a monday!

  7. Jenny

    February 22, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    I feel this completely!
    Sometimes its so difficult to get going haha.

    xoxo, Jenny

  8. Celina

    February 22, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    I was in a creative rut so I decided to throw a giveaway on my blog – gotta get crafty when you’re not feeling creative!

  9. Adaleta

    February 22, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    This is really helpful as sometimes I do feel like I’m in a creative rut. I want to keep being creative & putting out new content, but that writers block and idea block hits so thanks for sharing your tips! xx adaatude.com

  10. Jewel

    February 23, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    Many of us creatives are perfectionists and if we aren’t too careful this could be our downfall. I recently learnt that I can write without feeling inspired. I may not like what I write sometimes but at least I feel proud that I got off my romp instead of not doing anything at all

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