What to Do When You Don’t Feel Creative

I’m going to blatantly disregard what’s probably very good advice, and tell you what one of my biggest struggles has been this past year…

If you can’t see the video above, click here to watch it on YouTube.

Click here to grab a copy of The Creative Habit on Amazon.  You’ll love it.

And, when you’re stuck in that “not feeling the creative love” space, try one of these ways to get out of it:

How to Break Out of a Creative Rut
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14 Comments

  1. Michelle, I’m glad you found the perfect book to help with your creative funk.

    Sometimes creativity wanes because we need to take a break to replenish, rejuvenate and refresh our mind, body and spirit. We need a day or two each week where business is put on hold. Can be difficult but so important for the long term and it can help to keep the creative juices flowing.

    Thanks for sharing!
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    1. Me, too! It’s been really helpful.

      And time to relax is a good thing. :)

  2. Hi Michelle
    Don’t think I have been over on your blog before! Nice work.
    This post was a really interesting one because it is something that we all struggle with.
    I shared your infographic on Pinterest because I think it can really help people.
    The book is probably more helpful, but I am going to presume that the majority of people won’t buy it unfortunately
    Have a great week ahead
    ashley
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  3. You can learn from your mistakes, it will help you decide for the better and make a wise move.This infographic made me think that if you will not be creative, you have to face the risk since audiences wanted creative things, stuffs that will catch them off guard.

    Timely and very informative!

    I found this post shared on Kingged.com, the Internet marketing social site, and I “kingged” it and left this comment.

  4. Great video, thanks so much for sharing this with us. It’s tough to always be creative. I have ups and downs too. Sometimes I actually wish for a boring 9 to 5 job where someone just tells me what to do next. But then of course I’d be really frustrated after just 2 days! So I usually just give myself a break, and eventually the creativity comes back! Challenges in personal life of course don’t help, so I totally understand what you mean, Michelle. I look at you with amazement how you handle it all !!
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  5. Great infographic Michelle. While we need information from outside to kindle our creativity, too much information can in fact choke us. I’ve experienced this many times.

    When I have too much information on my plate I cannot think clearly and I certainly feel I’m blocked. In such instances I just get rid of all the info and get myself some fresh air.

    Thanks for sharing!
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  6. This is so good! But nothing here about deadlines? I love deadlines – I try to post on my blog by each Monday morning and if I don’t have anything to write on Sunday evenings, the fear kicks in and something comes out! I haven’t missed a week in 6 months. I’m going to bookmark this page and come back for inspiration regularly. Thank you,
    James

  7. This is awesome. And yeah, where’s the deadline? I tend to be more creative when there’s a looming deadline. LOL

  8. Dear Michelle, You have very motivating infographics. Do you have a post on how to create an infographic for those without a lot of technology expertise? Debbie Seiling
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  9. Thank you so much for sharing these resources with us here.

    It’s so easy to feel lost in a maze of information over-load: do this, don’t do that, try this, don’t try that… so many people claim that THEIR system is the best one that I sometimes feel paralyzed about what to do next with my divorce strategy coaching business.
    I plan to purchase this book you shared and look forward to jump-starting my creative juices and write more articles and blog posts in the New Year!
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  10. Really great points. Every want will face this feeling (being not creative). The best way to overcome this is by persistence. Keep doing our best and let the rest later.
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  11. Being creative is one of the challenges I encounter on a daily basis so I can relate. It is a good thing you have discovered a way to work through it. Loved your video and your infographic as well!

  12. This is one very helpful infographic. I would love to have that book. Thank you so much for sharing this Michelle.
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  13. I really enjoyed your post. I purchased the book from Amazon and I can’t wait to read it. Amazon gave me a ‘look inside’ preview and it looks wonderful and fun. Thanks for the suggestion.

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