How to Get out of a Creative Slump
We’ve all been there… You are working on a project for hours, and all of a sudden you find yourself in a creative slump. You are at a loss for words and can’t seem to figure out where to go next. This happens to everyone at one time or another and it’s important to find ways to overcome the slowdown so it doesn’t become a crash. As part of the social media team here at Konnect Agency, I rely on some of the below tactics when I am feeling like I am out of ideas.
Tactic #1: Take a Break!
Step away from your desk or office and just take a break. Try to get your mind off the project for a few minutes and find something that gets you out of the rut of your daily routine. This allows for your brain to relax and potentially process the information in a new way. Sometimes we come up with our best ideas when we aren’t pressured to do so. Go for a quick walk, find a quiet spot to read a magazine article or a few pages from a book, or grab a cup of coffee with a co-worker. Whatever works for you, stepping away can be a great way to reset and get new ideas flowing. Just make sure it doesn’t turn into a long-term distraction, so keep it to less than 15 minutes.
Tactic #2: Use the Internet for Inspiration
As a social media expert, I am always searching my favorite websites for new trends, relevant articles, and platform updates. This often leads me to some of my best ideas for my clients when it comes to creative campaigns, content development, and partnership opportunities. So if you are feeling like you are out of ideas, take some time to search the web or your favorite social media platforms for some inspiration.
Tactic #3: Try a Brainstorm!
Here at Konnect we believe in a collaborative work environment and a big part of that environment is brainstorming! On a regular basis, we get together with our teams to chat about what clients and projects we are working on and what campaign ideas we need to come up with. This allows us to get our creative juices flowing in an open conversation atmosphere. They say two heads are better than one, and we have found this to be true in many cases! This collaborative atmosphere is part of what makes Konnect Agency one of the top Los Angeles Public Relations and Social Media Agencies in the area!
Tactic #4: Switch Things Up!
Sometimes our routines can become mundane, and we can find ourselves in a rut due to our monotonous work schedule. By switching up simple things in our routine we can make tasks feel new again! Maybe instead of sitting at your desk all day, you grab a laptop and sit outside! Or maybe rather than taking notes in a notebook, you get a fancy journal. This doesn’t just apply to routines in the office, you can also switch up things outside of the office that will help you feel more inspired at work. Maybe its changing your morning coffee order, walking a different route to work, or going to a movie on a weeknight. Simple things like this can get your mind going!
The most important thing to remember when trying to get out of a creative slump is to stay positive and keep finding ways to get your creative juices flowing. We all have our moments! Some of our best ideas come when we least expect it. ?