In different ways, we are all creative people, but sometimes our creativity gets stuck in a rut. The writers run out of words; artists run out of ideas, and some of us just run out of inspiration!

Creativity gives our lives purpose and meaning. Brene Brown agrees and reminds us that creativity is the way we share our souls with the world!

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Whenever I'm in a rut, one of my go-to solutions for a “creativity-fix” is to step out of my comfort zone and try something new! I used to feel as though I had to be the best at whatever I tried, but now I simply enjoy the process of learning and exploring.

When we think about learning, we often affiliate the word with homework and lessons from school. This understanding of learning can sometimes make us feel hesitant. But there is always something new that can be learned, and it can be done in an enjoyable way!

Are YOU looking for something new to learn? Here are some ideas!

  • Gardening
  • Rock climbing
  • Yoga
  • Paddleboarding
  • Horseback riding
  • Musical instrument
  • Woodworking
  • DIY projects
  • Sewing
  • Archery
  • Sports
  • Dance

The Writer:

Maybe you're stuck not knowing what to write next. The key to writing is to just.keep.going. Don't be afraid to step out of your niche to do so! Write a short sample for each of the categories below, and start back over until the words you've been looking for begin to flow naturally.

  • Narrative
  • Essay
  • Poem
  • Children's book
  • Romance
  • Comedy
  • Comic strip
  • Menu
  • Song
  • Newsletter

Resource: 642 Things to Write About provides specific writing prompts to guide you a step further.


The Artist:

You may be a painter who always paints or a photographer who only takes pictures, but you don't have to be! Put on another artist's smock every now and then to gain a new creative perspective.

Try some of the following arts:

  • Sketching
  • Photography
  • Pottery
  • Graphic Design
  • Calligraphy
  • Watercolor
  • Paint
  • Illustration
  • Mosaic
  • Sculpture
  • Drawing

Resource: The Art Before Breakfast workbook keeps you disciplined in the arts and might be the ticket you need out of your creative rut!


Inspiration For Everyone:

  • Work in a different setting.
  • Take a nature walk.
  • Hang out with other creatives who are on FIRE!
  • Click through Pinterest.
  • Travel
  • Remind yourself of past successes.
  • Rest and reflect on how you were created to create.

How do you get out of your creative rut, share your wisdom in the comments below. 


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