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  • Writer's pictureBayLeigh Routt

Overcome Creative Blocks

Anyone else feel like they’re in a creative funk? Like you have no creative ideas? No energy to create publish exciting content? If you're a creative person like me, you find so much joy in bring your ideas to fruition. You like to get your hands dirty (literally if your medium calls for it like a painter), strategize, dream of possibilities, test your ideas, etc. I don't know about you, but I really enjoy the creative process! I like exploring new Canva features and elements; I love listening to a podcast, following other creators on social media, and finding inspiration in new places.

Sometimes, however, it's difficult to bring your concepts to life. As fun as the creative process is, sometimes it's difficult to simply think of new ideas! Have you heard of writers block? Well, the same thing can happen for other creative people too! Creative block is a barrier to inspiration caused by a variety of emotional, mental, physical or external factors. You never know when creative block will happen or long it'll stick around, which can be really frustrating.

As a social media manager, content creator, and blogger, I’ve certainly had my fair share of experiences with creative block. I can totally understand and relate to how difficult it is to push through a creative block. It can be frustrating not know what to do to find inspiration again, but there are so many resources out there to stimulate new ideas. When I’m in one of these funks, like I am now, I try to great my creative juices flowing by:

➞ reading marketing newsletters I’m subscribed to

➞ finding inspiration from Canva templates

➞ creating passion projects for my eyes only

It's important to remember that these creative slumps are not a total lost cause. In fact, passion projects are a great way to build your portfolio and showcase your skills or growth. When you create something purely for fun and to test your skills, you might end up creating a really cool piece of art or content than you can include in an application or portfolio. I often post passion projects on my Instagram @BayLeighCreates! Finding ways out of this slump can be difficult. How do you do it?


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