by Sharon Jones
Are you happy in your chosen path or has the daily grind of doing the same routine begun to get to you? It’s not that you don’t like your job, more that you need a few new challenges to keep you inspired and moving forward. This is often particularly true if you work in the creative industries, where producing your best work needs to happen every single day.
If you’re experiencing something of a creative slump, then we’re here to get those creative juices flowing again. In this article we take a look at how you can get reinspired and find your best working life once again.
You’re probably brilliant at your job and can do it seamlessly. Much of it requires little thought, especially when it comes to using the software that makes your job happen. Upgrades come and go but there are always new and more efficient ways of working and increasingly better programmes out there that are going to require some effort to learn, more here.
And it will require effort but we guarantee that effort will pay off. The process of learning alone will wake up your creative brain and remind you of why you got into the industry in the first place. Just learning one new skill, especially one that allows you to be even more creative, might just inspire you with a new way of looking at your job.
Create Outside Your Sphere
If you’re a digital designer then take a few moments to step outside of your world and find other outlets for your creativity. Try your hand at writing, poetry or prose or start that painting you always intended to.
Stepping away from your everyday acts of creativity and turning them into something else will help your overall process and you’ll find inspiration from outside your immediate environment. You might also find that the satisfaction you get from your new art form allows you to simply enjoy your job for what it is.
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Safety in Numbers
If you work largely on your own as a freelancer or within a very small team then it might be a good idea to spend some time with other creatives, from all walks of life. You’ll no doubt find that many others have been in your position and can offer you some advice on how to get out of the slump. Better still, they might be interested in doing some collaborative work with you in or outside of work that will get you creatively excited once again.
Access these groups through your local community notices and shared working environments and find your people. Being creative is amazing when you’re riding the wave and feel that what you’re doing is worthwhile but can be draining when you find yourself in a slump.
Step outside your comfort box with training that inspires and teaches you something new. Extend your skills to new outlets and talk to people who can help and inspire you to be the best creative person you can be.