One topic that is often avoided in the creative community is navigating through those tough, creative dry spells. I’m talking about those days where you wake up and it just seems as if your passion and inspiration are mysteriously gone.
Those days where you feel like you’re in a rut, where you feel unengaged, uninspired and lack the motivation you need to create. It’s a hard place to be in when you want so badly to make something but you feel that you’re stuck or you think you have no ideas left.
Today I will share how I like to think of creativity, how to address the hard times and the importance of giving yourself grace through creative dry spells. I also give an acronym for the word “ALIVE” that will lead you back on track and rekindle your love for creating.
What’s in this episode:
How Amy likes to think of creativity Navigating the waves of inspiration Reconfiguring your time and energy Making an investment to help you save time Addressing the hard times Giving yourself grace through the creative dry spells The 5 steps for re-sparking your love for creation Admit that you’re stuck and feeling this way Learn from past projects Investigate and see what is out there Veer into something new and different Engage with a new creative community Setting aside specific time only for your creative practice Knowing that your creative dry spell will pass
168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think by Laura Vanderkam
Craft a Life You Love by Amy Tangerine
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