9 min

When you're feeling uninspired How You Pictured It

    • Entrepreneurship

This week on the How You Pictured It podcast I'm sharing seven strategies to help get you out of that funk. Mostly, because I've been in one recently myself! Here are some of the things I do to start making progress again and get inspired and motivated in my photography business. 
Rest. Sometimes I really just need to do nothing, or catch up on This is Us.Change your scenery. This week I went out to the backyard to work for a bit and that simple movement got my juices flowing a bit.Fill your cup. Treat yourself to something like a long bath or a trip through the Dutch Bros.Delight your senses. Browse through Pinterest for great works of art. Stroll through a museum, library or bookstore. Put on a great podcast or playlist and pop in your headphones. (This is my current favorite on Spotify)Learn something new. Typically, I find something that's totally unrelated to the thing I need to be doing, but sometimes it's good to find a new skill in the area you are working too! Just stretching your brain in a different way will help the inspiration come.Put a limit in place. Need to post to social? Give yourself 10 minutes to see how many posts you can schedule. Feeling bored with your images? Don't let your aperture get above 2.8 or decide you'll only shoot with a certain lens for a whole session. Limits help us find ways to push ourselves.Brain dump. Get out a piece of paper and just start writing. Sometimes we have so many ideas in our head competing for attention we can't hear any of them. Spilling out all of your thoughts on paper gives them all space to breathe and you can then hone in on what actually needs your attention.I'd love to hear what's working for you too! DM or tag me in your stories @dearkatebrandstrategy

This week on the How You Pictured It podcast I'm sharing seven strategies to help get you out of that funk. Mostly, because I've been in one recently myself! Here are some of the things I do to start making progress again and get inspired and motivated in my photography business. 
Rest. Sometimes I really just need to do nothing, or catch up on This is Us.Change your scenery. This week I went out to the backyard to work for a bit and that simple movement got my juices flowing a bit.Fill your cup. Treat yourself to something like a long bath or a trip through the Dutch Bros.Delight your senses. Browse through Pinterest for great works of art. Stroll through a museum, library or bookstore. Put on a great podcast or playlist and pop in your headphones. (This is my current favorite on Spotify)Learn something new. Typically, I find something that's totally unrelated to the thing I need to be doing, but sometimes it's good to find a new skill in the area you are working too! Just stretching your brain in a different way will help the inspiration come.Put a limit in place. Need to post to social? Give yourself 10 minutes to see how many posts you can schedule. Feeling bored with your images? Don't let your aperture get above 2.8 or decide you'll only shoot with a certain lens for a whole session. Limits help us find ways to push ourselves.Brain dump. Get out a piece of paper and just start writing. Sometimes we have so many ideas in our head competing for attention we can't hear any of them. Spilling out all of your thoughts on paper gives them all space to breathe and you can then hone in on what actually needs your attention.I'd love to hear what's working for you too! DM or tag me in your stories @dearkatebrandstrategy

9 min