OVERCOMING MY CREATIVITY BLOCK
It’s a New Year, and that should mean “New Year, New me,” right? Well, to be honest, I have been in the midst of overcoming a creativity block. Since starting this blog, I have had trouble keeping up with it. Over and over, I start a post with “Long time no talk” and “I know I haven’t posted in a while.” I believe this is due to me not having enough time to commit to the blog, spending more time on Instagram posting content “in the moment,” and lastly not knowing what to post next!
This blog post today stems from an article I recently saw on a photographer friend of mine’s blog. You might remember Rebecca (Beckley Co.) from the fabulous images she took of me in September at New York Fashion Week. Ever since getting to know her, I have loved following her and her creative eye.
Though she has an INCREDIBLE creative eye, she posted that she can fall into a creativity block too. In the post, she discussed that as creatives, it is easy to lose your sense of inspiration and be worn down by it. I couldn’t agree with this more!
One of the biggest downfalls to this creative slump is Instagram. I love Instagram, and I use it every day. It is an incredible space for business and inspiration, but with so much at our fingertips and millions of users, it can be easy to get lost in the shuffle and lose a sense of direction. To help cope with the creative rut, I think it’s important to take a much need Instagram break.
I still think posting on Instagram is essential, but I want to post more creative and engaging posts that get people talking. I also want to take beautiful images the way I want and without looking too much at what others are posting.
Something that has always stuck with me was from my dear friend Brittany Pillard. She said, “you won’t win the race if you are looking at the other horses.”
I think about this quote often when mentally comparing myself to others (especially on Instagram), and it’s true! When keeping track of what others are doing, I can’t focus on what makes me happy and why I create what I create.
Along with Instagram, finding and I mean carving out time in a schedule to be creative will help so much. This way I can have a work and a creative balance! However, I think its most important to enjoy what you are doing and to have fun.
Everyone’s creative process is different.
I hope you enjoyed this post today! Stay creative!
See the last post here.