Welcome back to Motivation Monday. This week we’re talking about creative burnout. I think it’s safe to say we all go through a slump from time to time. The slump can be personal, professional, or even both. Lately, I’ve been in a bit of a personal slump though I’m busting at the seams with creativity. Are there any Grey’s Anatomy fans out there reading? Do your remember when Mark lived through the plane crash but the “surge” took him out? Yeah, I kind of feel like Mark.
I was surging creatively but I was still in a slump. I didn’t want my personal slump to affect my creativity but it was happening. I started losing motivation creatively and I could feel frustration towards my hobbies I love. I decided I needed a plan of attack to prevent the slump from taking me out. So if you are in a slump let me help you get out of it!
Get Organized – You don’t have to be crazy organized but you need to have some kind of system going. If you haven’t picked set days to post I suggest you start there. I can be honest and admit I struggle with this as well. I post on Saturday, Monday, and usually a mid-week post as well. I’m taking time to step back and decide if these days are working for me because I want to give my best.
Set Goals – What are your creative goals? My goals are to give honest, transparent, heartfelt, and useful content to my readers/viewers. I don’t care if I’m ever an internet sensation. My main goal is to leave a lasting impression of positive vibes with my readers/viewers. I want my content to benefit them in some positive way. I don’t mind if it’s tons of people are just one person.
Be Patient with Yourself and the Process – The most important piece of advice I can give is to be patient with yourself. You are one person and you have to grow. You won’t always have everything figured out. Don’t give up on your creative goals. If you need to step back and take some time off then by all means do that! We grow and change as humans each and every day. You may be creatively exhausted today but the sun may rise tomorrow and you just might be filled with new ideas. My point is take time, grow, be patient, and allow yourself time to grow.
We all get tired, frustrated, and run out of ideas. The key is to keep working on what you love and giving your best.