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The 6-Figure Freelancer Podcast | Freelancing | Entrepreneurship | Clients | Finances | Motivation | Personal Development | Mindset

Mar 4, 2019

Creativity can be a hard thing to recapture. With our busy lives and all the distractions, sometimes it can fall by the wayside. As freelancers, we need this creativity to move forward with our businesses. Here are a few tips to getting your creative spark back.

1. Change Your Environment

When you’re stuck in the same place day in and day out, it can wear on you. Try changing it up a little bit and working from a new location. It can be a coffee shop, a friend’s house, or on a hike. Try to change up your surroundings and you’ll be amazed at how much better you feel.

2. Get Human Contact

Humans are social creatures and we thrive on interactions. We all get busy and forget to go and hang out with our friends or have lunches with peers. Go interact with people (and get some hugs if you can)! The exchange of energy between you and another person is a great fix for a creative slump.

3. Make A Bliss List

I truly believe that the energy we’re feeling will attract more of the same. Write down a five-point list of your favorite feelings, favorite people, and things about yourself that make you happy. Then go back to the second list (people) and do something nice for one of them. It’ll totally re-frame your mindset and help put you back on track.

4. Do Something Nice For Someone

I’m saying this one twice because I really believe it’s important. Do something nice for someone (even if it’s yourself) and you will immediately feel better. Helping others or yourself really puts you in a positive mindset and helps refresh your creativity.

5. Create White Space

Whether this is in your brain, your closet, your desk, or somewhere else, you need to give yourself some breathing room. Clean things up, get organized, put your thoughts on paper, but just clear things out a bit. Being in the moment and enjoying your space will definitely help get your creativity back on track.

6. Have Fun!

Life is way too short to not have a little bit of fun. We spend so much time stressing or looking at our phones, no wonder our creativity takes a nose dive. Go have some fun, it’s the perfect way to center yourself and revive your creativity.

“We need emotional energy to access our creativity, to be able to bring out those good ideas, and to have that white space in our day when we can just sit and let our brain work its magic.”

Main Takeaways

  • Creativity can be hard to hold on to — you need to take steps to either maintain or reboot your creative mindset.
  • Positive mindset and positive energy are a must in recapturing creativity. You need to frame your mindset and put yourself in a positive place to get out of a creative slump.
  • Take action. You won’t be able to get back in the creative zone by sitting around and waiting.