As an entrepreneur it is normal to go through ruts and feel uninspired. When this happens I shut all my technology off for a good while and go back to square one and do things that make me happy and it always gets me fired up again!
Every blogger has gone through a creative block at one point or another and it is really rough. I have had blocks that have lasted for weeks and really made me reevaluate my websites and where I wanted to take them.
I am a big believer in everything happens for a reason. Usually when I go through these blocks, I have an amazing vision at the end of it. Which technically, makes the block worth it because I learn a few new things and I am bettering not only my business but myself as a writer and creative entrepreneur.
Here are a few tips and pointers for helping your creative flow when you are feeling completely uninspired!
Get away from social media and your computer...I find that when I feel uninspired, going on social media and my computer makes my head feel even more cluttered. Take however long you can and close your computer. Read a book, watch that show on Netflix you've been wanting to see, go outside, or go meet up with a friend. Do something to get your mind off of blogging/business. You will be surprised to find inspiration in the most unlikely places!
Reevaluate EVERYTHING...What's working? What isn't working?...These are the two most important questions to ask yourself when you have no idea what to do next. Take out a pen and piece of paper and go back to square one. What topics are the most rewarding for you to write about? Maybe you need a brand redesign or new layout. Take a step back and figure out what you should really be focusing on that will be most beneficial for you and your readers.
Talk to someone and get their honest opinion...This is one of the most helpful things you can do. Getting an outside opinion will allow you think outside the box and you may even get some good advice!
How To Spark Inspiration
Change up your computer screensaver and clean up your desktop
Organizing my computer always makes my mind feel clearer. Changing up my desktop background every so often helps me to change my perspective and get inspiration form a quote or a shiny glittery gold backdrop!
Read a magazine or book (fashion magazines always inspire my creativity)
I have always loved fashion and this business stemmed from my love of design and creativity. Browsing through fashion magazines and seeing all the different colors, textures and patterns inspire the designer in me and always give me new ideas for color palettes, images and logos!
Decorate something (planner, draw, write)
My newest obsession has been planner decorating. It makes planning your to dos so much fun and it inspires you to get them done. Decorating my planner or just simply doodling inspires my creative juices. There is something to be said for simplicity.
This may be a give in but whenever I am stuck on blog posts to write or ideas for my business I like to browse Pinterest to see what's trending and what my ideal audience is pinning. After having a little pinning sesh I am always ready to pop out a blog post!
Get out and do something fun!
Whenever I am in a rut, I always find that getting out of the house and going to a cute coffee shop with a friend, a city adventure or just meeting up with someone who inspires me really helps and gets me back on track!