06 September 2017

How to Spark Creativity When You're Feeling Uninspired

Since it's now September (can you believe it), I'm seeing everyone getting excited for Autumn & Winter. Even some shops have started to get Halloween decorations out, and even Christmas?! I'm going to let you in on a little secret.. I hate Autumn/Winter. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the holidays because who doesn't love Christmas? But, I find myself lacking motivation and creativity as the days get darker. In the Summer I'm so much more energetic and raring to go, which means this time of year I start to struggle.

This year it's going to be different. I'm going to do everything possible to stay inspired and motivated the same way I was this Summer. Here's how:

Go out More
Because of how bad the weather can get this time of year, I don't go out half as much as I do in Summer, which is understandable. But that can contribute to why I get myself in so much of a slump. Something as simple as taking a long walk can make you more motivated and ignite new ideas and thoughts. Just look at my latest post on Spending a Day In Durham, that was a totally unplanned post that was sparked from a little adventure.

Explore What You Enjoy
This may seem like an obvious one, but it really does help. Whether you're an artist, a musician, a writer, whatever the case may be, discovering others than share the same passion can give you that little push you need. For example, lately I've been feeling the most motivated in the evenings. Why? Because this is when I catch up on people's blog posts. Seeing the amazing content that's put out their, makes me want to create a new post immediately. Explore your genre, and the people in it!

Try Something New
The above phrase can seem scary, but it doesn't have to be. It doesn't have to be anything drastic or major, just something as simple as trying a DIY project can inspire you. Finding new passions, or new ways to express our existing ones can fill us with lots of new and exciting ideas. You may find a completely new hobby that you've never tried before, or discover a new style of painting, or writing. And if you don't, thats fine also. You still were inspired enough to try it in the first place.

Did you find the above tips helpful? How do you keep your creativity alive?

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  1. I understand this a lot! I go through long period of time where I don't know what to write about. I love reading old stuff I've written or watching films or reading books to get inspire!
    To Read with Tea

  2. Great tips! I always find that going out helps me to feel inspired. Even if it's just to take a walk, that fresh air really does help to spark new ideas!

  3. I definitely feel the same. I love Summer and it's so much easier when the days are lighter and longer. I love Autumn/Winter for the fashion and the coziness and I love it coz it's my birthday and Christmas too but the dark mornings and evenings do make it so hard! Some great ideas!

    Ellie x


  4. I always feel like this when it comes to winter, I love lazing about at home and wrapping up warm but I do like to do lots of Christmassy things too like Christmas markets and such so I tend to get out more again come December x

  5. Great positivity on staying motivated and I love your tips!

    Faye Jessica | fayejessica.co.uk

  6. I feel exactly the same way during A/W, so this post was really helpful!

  7. I believe that getting out more is an important one for me. Through the summer I am out working in the backyard, at the local parks, etc - constantly outside, soaking up the sunlight and getting fresh air. As soon as the cooler weather hits I stay hidden in the house and that totally kills my motivation.

    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca/

  8. I recently came out of a creative burnouts so I know how you feel. Sometimes you just have to accept it and try something else and allow yourself to be patient for when your creativity comes back but I won't lie it's very frustrating when it does happen!

    I'm glad you're feeling more energetic :)

  9. I have the opposite problem; I find autumn so inspiring and can never wait for summer to be over. But trying something new is always a good idea, and I actually find that there are much more events on because people want to do things indoors ;).
    Nice post, I hope you keep up your motivation :).

  10. I personally quite like Autumnn and Winter, and I'm having to be super creative this year as I'm organising my 1st ever blogmas, but will definetely keep these in mind if I do get uninspired at any point x

  11. I struggle a lot with this and am so glad I found your post. And I agree so much, going out really does spark your creativity. Whenever I go a day out and actually got some nice pictures, I think "ohh this could be a great blogpost!". Great post! xo Larice


  12. I honestly feel the same way. I often spend most of the season indoors and it can be quite depressing. Although it is a time of holidays and family, it can feel pretty lonely. Thanks for the tips and ideas! I definitely will have to get out more and spend time with those close to me.


  13. The first paragraph made me feel so happy haha, just because I am SO EXCITED for autumn and winter!!! All of your points you made here were key, I think people get so scared to try new things. Sometimes new things are good and they can pay off!

    Sophia xo // https://sophiaaaxo.com

  14. Hi, I can be guilty in the winter months of staying indoors in the evening and being lazy. I like to be outdoors, so maybe I should try a lunchtime walk instead and hopefully this will help refresh my mind. You have also prompted me to think of a new interest to take up, not sure what yet.

  15. Yes Terri! Sometimes despite our best efforts, our creative cup can run a little dry! Trying something new is always something I do to try and get my spark back too, you never know what you're going to discover, and it could turn into a fantastic blog post! Great advice!

    Abbey 🔮 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  16. Oh this post is so great! I think trying new things really helps and going out to see things from another angle! xx corinne

  17. I always step back and take a break when I feel like this. Spending time outside is always helpful and I find inspiration in the small and simple things. Great post. Happy Saturday xx


  18. I'm so excited for autumn as it's when I'm feeling my best! I definitely agree that getting out more can help to spark creativity, I also think taking a little break can sometimes help too! Loved this post Terri xx

  19. I know what you mean when it comes to Autumn, as much as I love it, the darker evenings make it hard for photos' but these tips will help a lot with creativity.

    Vikki | planetvikkiblog.wordpress.com

  20. Some great tips here. I think getting out more is the key to creativity!

  21. Sometimes you just need a post like this to help give you motivation!

    Rachel // www.thebeautyisabeast.com

  22. How did september come round so quickly?

    I loved these tips, I should remeber to leave the house more and get out to spark creativity and get me out of a rut!

    Michelle x

  23. I also agree with you, I absolutely love summer and always feel so uninspired in winter.

  24. I always find getting out and about inspires me

    Tasha x


  25. i love this post i always find it so much harder to make myself do things in autumn

  26. I definitely need to go out more in winter its so easy to just sit in under blankets

  27. I love your tip of going out more, nature always inspires me to be more active!

  28. I love Autumn and Winter but I completely agree that I get myself into such a slump and aren't half as productive as I am during the summer months. Great post x


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