The truth for us bloggers is that it is difficult to stay creative at all times; especially, for someone who is new to writing like me. Today is definitely one of those days: I find it super duper hard to find any inspiration. *Bella could be one of the reasons I can’t concentrate though! Puppies! I don’t know what I’ll do with my future babies! Haha!*
As always, I like to be proactive and look for solutions, and therefore decided to look for some tips on how to keep creativity in tact.
Some of other ways are the following:
- Change your surroundings: I always write my posts at home; however, I think that a change of the scenery could help my concentration. *Plus, I love Starbucks! It’s a win win situation!*
- Always have a notebook and pen on you *and next to your bed… SERIOUSLY!*: Sometimes I get ideas in the weirdest of places… I swear!
- Use Pinterest for inspiration: I’m pretty sure that you know this already *but just in case*, you can have a ‘secret’ board on Pinterest. When I see something interesting, I always pin it there. When I lack ideas, this is the first place I go to look for motivation. I call my secret board a VISION BOARD *which is kind of true*.
- Surround yourself with creative people: Read other blogs, magazines, books; get yourself involved in various ambassador programs; attend conferences.
- Travel: as much as your wallet permits you to!
- Take a walk or exercise: I find that running and yoga helps a lot!
- Start new hobbies: Why not??? Haha!
*Hold on a second, I can’t stop laughing! Ahahahaha! I am such a MEAN person!*
I miss doing yoga. Thus my choice for today is this 40-minute fat burning yoga workout.
Your turn, how do you stay creative? What do you do on the days when you have writer’s block?
22 responses to “29 Ways To Stay Creative & 40-Minute Fat Burning Yoga Workout”
I get ideas from random places so I try to write things down when I have ideas. Funny story, I had a dream with all these fabulous ideas for a writing project I am working on while on my last day of vacation this summer. I had no pen or paper or anything and I knew the details of the dream would leave me ASAP. Joe ran around and managed to scrounge up writing tools and I spent our whole last breakfast of vacation writing down everything in silence and carried my papers in death grip through the airport and such when we left an hour later. I got like 20,000 words worth of material out of that dream that would have been lost if I hadn’t written it all down first thing!
Fortunately I don’t usually have that problem! But then I share my blog with my sister so between the two of us we always have ideas! I wish I had a job where I just thought up of ideas for people to blog about! Do you think I could get paid to be a blogging consultant??? Just kidding! Have a great day!
Hi Meranda, I really think you should look into this. I mean, if you are good at it, why not? I am pretty sure you could do this. There are plenty of blogging consultants and they charge a pretty penny too!
I’ve never been able to boast about my creativity. Sometimes I have plenty of ideas, but there are also days when I need inspiration *especially if I’m super tired after long days/weeks at work*. However, I am a strong believer that I can work on it 😀 xoxo
My key is running – I write 90% of my posts in my head while on the mill!
Yeah, I figured that much! Haha! You’re seriously awesome! Once again, good luck to you for the next 7 weeks! xoxo
I actually don’t usually think of myself as creative, but I keep a running list of all the things I may want to talk about on the blog and when I am stuck, I try and pick one of them to focus on, sometimes it works, other times it doesn’t. I’m trying not to put too much stress on myself with regards to blogging since my whole purpose of starting it was to use it as an outlet. Once it becomes too stressful, its no longer serving that purpose for me.
That’s true, Sara! I wouldn’t necessarily say that I’m stressed out, I just really loved that picture 😀 It’s more of me wanting to be consistent. xoxo
I really like this post – it’s super helpful!
Thank you Jason! xoxo
I love these ideas! If I need ideas sometimes I just sit and listen to what people are talking about, in other words people watching:) Sometimes people will just say things and it may spark something new in the mind, or point me in a new fun direction:)
This is soo true! I completely forgot about it. Good point, darling. xoxo
I love this! I always get the best ideas in the middle of the night and I will make a note on my phone before I forget!
Michelle, I can tell you right now that you are much smarter then me. haha! Why? Because I have no idea why but I’ve always scribbled in the darkness… while my phone was right there. You’re genius! xoxo
This is a great list! I keep a list on my desktop of blog topics that I want to write about. I tend to get inspired in bursts, so I will have four or five ideas in one day and then none for the rest of the week. I also swear by exercise; after a good work out, I usually have new ideas.
Thank you Hannah! I think, I am exactly the same way as you are 😀 xoxo
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