Today I’m going to be dispelling the myth that if you’re in a creative rut you need to go to an exotic location.
Here are eight things you can do to get out of a creative rut.
Create an Assignment
You may find that if you give yourself an assignment. for example, a photo a day for a month or a year it instils some newfound creativity within you. I personally set myself a new photo challenge every Friday which I have a full week to do and this helps me think out of the box.
Here is a link to my latest Friday Challenge Post and some other related posts:
Create A Theme for A Photo walk
Another way to get out of this rut is to create a theme for a photo walk and then it becomes more like a treasure hunt and helps to provide you with ideas.
Do Something Different
Have a day where you go out and do something other than photography or whatever your profession is as sometimes you need to get away from it to end the rut. You can also try and learn something new that’s completely unrelated to your niche. (unique area of expertise)
Humans of Your City
How about creating your own humans of New York style project in your city looking for interesting characters wherever you go?
Take Inspiration from The Everyday
Another great way of getting out of a creative rut is to take inspiration from the everyday. How about picking up a book from your shelf and recreating the cover in one photo, a painting, drawing or anything else it inspires you to do. Find some other objects you have in your house and use them as your inspiration.
See What Other People Are Doing in Your Niche
How about browsing on your computer looking at what other people are doing in your niche.
Create A Mood Board
One of my favourite things to do when I’m stuck in a rut is to go on Pinterest. See what I can find and design my own mood board based on that.
Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
Try doing something you wouldn’t normally do, something as simple as changing the way you take your morning coffee.
Just simply take your mind away from work.
I hope you enjoyed this post if so, stay tuned for more.