The Ultimate Creative
10 Things To Do When You Get Creatively Stuck!
The Ultimate Creative
10 Things To Do When You Get Creatively Stuck!
May 18, 2021 Season 2 Episode 60
Emily Milling

Feeling creatively stuck? Not sure how to get through your creative blocks? Well I’ve got GREAT news for ya! I’ve put together my top 10 things that I do to get creatively unstuck to start being creative again!

I’m going to challenge you to make your creativity your responsibility. That means pushing through and working on your craft no matter WHAT. Well we can all take sick days and time for ourselves, but if you have a goal and want to make it happen, it’s all going to come down to you! 

Here are my top 10 favourite things to do help me get creatively unstuck:

  1.  Go outside! Go anywhere you can
  2. Take an active recovery break - Take in someone else’s art that you wouldn’t normally for a different perspective
  3. Make lists of things
  4. Schedule 20 min per day to mechanically do your creative thing
  5. Find a writing group (yes, even if you don’t like participating in group things)
  6. Let go of control & perfectionism, just put something out there! Who cares what it is?
  7. Give yourself a set of rules to stay within.
  8. Reflect on things you’ve been super successful with creatively before - maybe even over a long period of time!
  9. Write a story about literally anything, make sure it has a beginning, middle and end. It could be 2 paragraphs long, I don’t care, just practice the art of storytelling to remind yourself of the big picture. You can also look up LOTS of free writing exercises online.
  10. Journal every day and process your FEELINGGGGSSSS! 

Your creativity is your responsibility!

At the end of the day if you’re making your creative passion a career, there is a level of professionalism you need to be bringing to it. Creativity and success need to be made possible by your dedication to your passions and craft. That means working on your creative output on the daily, not just when “the spirit moves you” - even if your creativity is stuck.

The less we work on our craft, the less we’re able to develop it. It’s not about getting things perfect every time, it’s really just about the journey and what you learn the whole way through. And yeah, that’s what they all say - and if you’re like me (totally impatient) this is basically impossible. But, that’s just the nature of creating things, pals! It’s a long game that needs to be nurtured!

What are some things you do when you get creatively stuck? I’d love to hear from you! Send me a DM on Instagram at @the_ultimatecreative!


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