Creativity can flow effortlessly at times, while other times it seems to completely peace out, leaving us frustrated and panicked. Like excuse me, how can you not be stressed when your food and water literally relies on your creativity? I promise, it’s normal. You experience it, I experience it, everyone experiences it.
Over the years, I’ve developed my own lil system that helps me reset and rediscover my creative spark. I do this routine any time I’m feeling blocked and in need of a reset. So today I’m sharing the steps I take to overcome creative blocks and reignite my passion – are you ready?
This is crucial. When faced with creative block, the sense of urgency and time constraints can intensify our frustration. To counteract it, I find it SO important to establish a peaceful morning routine. By eliminating the rush and scarcity mindset, I create an environment where creativity can thrive. I prioritize self-care by soaking up the morning sun, engaging in physical movement to connect with my body, avoiding distractions from my phone, and nourishing myself with a healthy breakfast. Whatever that looks like to you? Do it. No judgements here, just slip into a state of relaxation. *queue All The Time by the Bahamas*
Reminding myself that there is no rush becomes a mantra that sets the tone for the day. Try creating a morning routine that gives you a sense of peace! If something you’re wanting to try in your morning or daily routine is manifesting, come join our free manifesting challenge to get your energy aligned, your goals claimed, and your future looking bright.
Sometimes, creative blocks arise because we lose sight of our “why” – the core motivation that fuels our creative endeavors. To reignite this connection, I love to explore old family film photos and remember the reason I started my business to begin with. This process of reflection helps me rediscover why I pursue creativity, providing a renewed sense of connectivity with the art I hope to create throughout the day.
In the pursuit of creativity, it’s soooo easy to burden ourselves with expectations and the pressure to produce something of value. However, when we force ourselves to mass produce creative work, it rarely leads to genuine inspiration. Instead? Try engaging in creative play that has nothing to do with your actual job or making money.
One of my favorite things to do lately is use my scanner as a tool for experimentation. Here’s a link to the scanner I am absolutely loving lately! I just allow myself to simply enjoy the process of connecting with creativity and having fun. So, find something that’s fun for you creatively and do it for no other purpose than to just enjoy yourself!
In the journey to overcome creative blocks, it’s essential to give ourselves grace and time. Rushing the process will only make the frustration worse. By nurturing this inner fire, I start to regain that excitement and eagerness to dive back into my creative work. Yay!
Creative blocks can be overwhelming, but with an intentional and mindful approach, you can overcome them! By embracing a calm morning routine, reconnecting with your purpose, engaging in playful creativity, and giving yourself the grace to not rush, we can overcome the obstacles that caused us to lose our creative expression. Embrace the process, and trust that creativity will flow once again.
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Images taken by Blake Nelson
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