Struggling to stay creative?


Feeling down, struggling to stay creative? Here’s how you can bounce back!

Life can be tough, especially with the current economic climate and ongoing uncertainties. It’s easy to feel discouraged, especially if you’re facing personal struggles on top of it all. But before you give up, remember: you’re not alone!

Many creatives are experiencing similar challenges, and the good news is there are ways to stay positive and productive.

Here are some actionable tips inspired by the Creative Boom community:

Accept the situation:

The first step to overcoming any obstacle is acknowledging it. Accept that things are tougher than usual, but don’t dwell on negativity. Instead, focus on what you can control.

Keep up-to-date:

Avoid comparing yourself to others, especially on social media. You only see the highlights, not the struggles. Stay informed about the market but limit time spent on discouraging content.

Stay positive:

Practice mindfulness and meditation to maintain a calm outlook. If you’re like me and these things aren’t your bag, do the things you love. Journaling can also help you reflect and identify positive aspects of your life. Surround yourself with positive influences and create positive memories through a “happy inbox” or gratitude jar.

Maintain a routine:

Even when projects are scarce, maintain a daily routine. This gives you structure and helps you stay motivated. Consider personal projects or pro bono work to keep your skills sharp and momentum going.

Stay connected:

You don’t have to face this alone. Connect with fellow creatives, share experiences, and seek help when needed. Join online communities or meet up for coffee and inspiration.

Get outside:

Nature has a powerful effect on mood. Take regular walks, spend time in the fresh air, and reconnect with the world around you. Tula agrees!!

Future proof:

Set small, achievable goals to give yourself a sense of progress and accomplishment. Learn new things, explore new creative avenues, and keep your curiosity alive.

Remain hopeful:

Remember, you have the power to choose your outlook. Choose hope and positivity. Focus on the things you can influence and the positive impact you can make.


Feeling discouraged is normal, but you can overcome it. By embracing these tips and connecting with your community, you’ll find the strength and resilience to navigate these challenges and emerge stronger on the other side.

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