Creativity and thought go hand-in-hand. In order to get creative, you must make sure that your mind is ready for the task. Do not force yourself to come up with ideas that you are not wholeheartedly inspired by. If you’ve lost inspiration, here are a few ways you can find it again.
Free Your Mind. Meditation is a great way to relax your mind and to forget all the stressed around you. If you are not used to meditating and find it boring, start out meditating for a couple minutes each day. Elongate that time as you go forward. Eventually, you’ll find your stress dissolve and your mind cleared.
Get Out of Your Comfort Zone. Staying at home and waiting for inspiration to hit is going to get you nowhere. Do something different. Go for a run, listen to a new album, or join that dance class you’ve been waiting to join. Staying stagnant in your life will result in your creativity staying stagnant. You aren’t going to find inspiration through routine.
Declutter. You cannot find inspiration if your space is cluttered. A cluttered work space = a cluttered mind. Take time out of your week to declutter and clean your space; throw away things that aren’t significant anymore. Make sure to keep your area clean on a weekly basis as to not build up clutter during time.
Accept Imperfections. An artist is only as good as they think that they are, and if you have this perception that what you are doing is not good enough, then it clearly shows on your work. Trying and failing a part of any type of work. If you are unable to accept the imperfections of your work then you won’t improve. Accepting the fact that imperfections are a part of life will make you a better artist.
Walk Away From Your Work. Stressing over one thing over and over and over again will only add more stress onto your body. Learn to walk away from your work when you need to. Your canvas will always be there, but you need to take care of yourself first. Overthinking is something you want to avoid - walking away from a project can be the first step of lighting that fire inside you.
Staying creative can be tough, especially if there are so many other things going on around you, but do not lose your fire. Make sure to keep your mind in check, and you’ll be inspired by the smallest things again.