A few months ago I started to experience a lack of motivation for my blog too. I was not feeling the idea of shooting looks anymore and writing a post sounded like a real nightmare. Since I didn’t tell anyone that I was having trouble motivating myself it was only me who was going to get me out of this Sh*t hole.
Over the years I’ve read multiple post about creatives having a creative slowdown and how to get out of it. So you would think that once I started to experience this my myself it would be fixed pretty quickly but unfortunately that was not the case. I tried to read books, look more around me and get inspiration from other people. But I’m thinking maybe the inspiration was not my problem but just the motivation. Which in my opinion is harder to gain back.
There are several reasons why you can experience a so called writer’s block.
· Timing is one of the most common reasons. It is simply not the right time for you and forcing your self into anything is not going to create those beautiful posts.
· Fear. A lot of writers are afraid for all the criticism they will receive about their ideas.
· Most people want to have everything just right before they publish something. You want to get it perfect but you never do, so your article will never get published.
So how do you win this battle?
This question is one of the most searched questions on google. No one has the answer that works for everyone. The thing about creative jobs is they are most of the time art – not science – and you’ll have to approach it like that. There is no secret formula to fix it.
My advise for what you can do: Start trying stuff. Sometimes, the quirkier, the better. The trick is to find something that works for you.
My personal solutions
Even though there is not one correct answer I do have a few ideas that might help you get out of this mess.
· Try to go for a walk, or a work out to get your blood flowing. This also works to clear your mind.
· Take away the distractions. This one should be nothing new.
· Read a book, this is one of my personal favorites.
· Sometimes you should try and listen to music, classical or jazz work the best for me.
· Brainstorm ideas in bullet points.
· Read some inspiring quotes to get you started.
The possibilities are endless to this matter but movement is critical. I believe once you start, it will be easier to pick up speed. Before you realize it, this creative slowdown will be in the past. You’ll be doing what you thought would never happen again. Writing.
Most likely there will be people who have more experience with this than me but this post was from my personal view. I’ll hope that by reading this post that you will know that you are definitely not alone and there are solutions! It might feel like everything is falling apart but it won’t, just don’t give up your dreams to easily.
Let’s hope for many more posts to come.