We all get to that point where we feel a little “blah.” I can totally relate because I was just at that point a few months ago. Inspiration stems from having a clear mind. With everything that we have to put up with day to day, it’s understandable how easy it can be to slip into loss of inspiration. While this is normal, it is important to be able to pinpoint the things that may be causing your lack of creativity. Here are five reasons why you might be feeling this way.
1. You Keep Comparing Yourself to Others
As much as we hate to admit it, we’re constantly comparing ourselves to others even if we may not realize it. It can be hard to identify, but if you find yourself wishing you had someone else’s successes in life, it can take a toll on how you see yourself and all the hard work you’ve put in. Instead of comparing your journey, learn from people, but never lose sight of your own path.
2. You Don’t Have a Creative Circle
It is essential to surround yourself with like-minded people. You know that saying “birds of a feather flock together?” Well it’s true! It can be hard discussing creative plans and goals with people who don’t have that same mindset, and it can lead to frustration. This is why having a creative circle is ideal to help you keep that inspiration.
3. You Need a Break From Social Media
We ALL need a break from social media from time to time. This kind of goes back to comparing ourselves to others because we are constantly seeing the lives of other people. While I love social media, sometimes it can get overwhelming with so many messages and opinions of others. By taking a step back and really focusing on yourself, you will have a clear head of what you should be doing to gain that inspiration back.
4. You Haven’t Taken Time to Relax
Being on the go will catch up with you when you least expect it. If you’re going 100 mph, you have to slow down at some point. Take some time to relax and not stress about “what’s next.” Setting aside quiet time can really help keep your creativity balanced.
5. You Don’t Go On Enough Creative Adventures
When is the last time you went to an art museum? Or maybe hit the trail for a walk? There are lots of places you can go to spark creativity. Being behind a laptop all day can lead to a major creative block. So get up, get out and go on a creative getaway.
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