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Getting over a Creative Rut


I started this blog over a year ago and with that was a commitment to sharing my thoughts and ideas with you on a regular basis.  But as any writer will attest, sometimes the words just flow and other times, well…it’s everything you can do to get any inspiration at all.
Sometimes I get stuck and wonder whether I will ever have another idea for a blog again. Dramatic I know. So, if you’ve ever felt the same, you might appreciate some tips on how to keep the creative juices flowing, so to speak.

  • Walk away from all devices and go for a walk. Sometimes we can get suffocated by the "instant gratification" technology (can) provide.
  • Do something else that you love, whatever that is. It could inspire new ideas without the pressure.
  • Take a catnap. You will probably see things more clearly with a rested mind.
  • Exercise. You can never lose by getting your blood pumping.
  • Don’t overthink it. Jot down ideas uncensored.
  • Try to empty your mind. For some meditation makes all the difference.
  • Take a coffee break. Just like naps and exercise, coffee helps with lots of stuff.
  • Read. 'Cuz inspiration comes from everywhere.
And you? How do you get over the rut?

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