Did you notice that I missed a post this week? You probably didn’t but it made me feel really bad. This week has been emotionally tough. Not that it’s a legitimate excuse, or that I’ve even had any legitimate reasons to be emotional. It’s just been one of those emotional weeks where I can’t seem to deal with anything that comes my way. One of those things was this blog. I had absolutely no idea what to write or photograph. I had no outfits to post, no inspiring words to write, absolutely nothing. I was determined not the let it beat me and I was going to get something up this week. So Saturday rolls around (the day I’m writing this) and I woke up to a beautifully clean house (thanks husband) and I decided to spend the day getting my mojo back. So here’s the steps I usually take to get myself out of them.
Get yourself a good breakfast, a coffee and take a minute to chill. If you are a bit cranky, maybe get out of the house for a bit. Go to the beach, or the gym or maybe take yourself out for breakfast. Sometimes lying in bed pondering your existence sounds like fun, but it actually does you a lot more harm. So get up, and do something that makes you happy. For me, this is a slow start watching the latest Saccone-Jolys vlog with a bit of breakfast and a coffee.
Take your mind off whatever it is that your stressing about. I always find that when I’m having a bit of a moment, all creativity and inspiration leaves me. I usually find that once I’ve de-stressed and started doing things I enjoy, ideas start to flow back. So take some time for you and see what follows.
Change Your Environment:
I feel so anxious when my house is a mess. I honestly find it so difficult to be in a good headspace when my physical space is a mess. So giving it a good old clean up can be really therapeutic. The process of cleaning can be difficult at first but once I get into, I find it really clears my head. However, sometimes it’s the being at home thing that’s difficult. So getting outside is really helpful, even if just for half an hour to have a coffee or a walk.
Find Inspiration From Elsewhere:
Look around, seek inspiration from other sources. We don’t want to copy others but it’s ok to take inspiration from them. If you see a post you enjoyed then take note of what it was and see if you can recreate your own version of it. I find even just reading other blogs makes me excited for my own writing. Keep a note book next to you and make some notes as these thoughts come to you. These are really good to look back on when the next funk hits.
Think About What’s Changed:
This is one of the easiest places to draw inspiration from. Have you bought anything new? What latest music or tv shows have you been watching lately? If you’re finding it hard to think of anything new in your life then think about what you would like to change. Do you want to start exercising or taking up scrapbooking or something? Just write about what’s going on with yourself.
Take Your Time:
If you have the luxury of giving yourself some time, then do so. Sometimes creativity just needs a break! I don’t just mean some time off or a coffee break, I mean completely cut yourself a break and release the pressure you put on yourself. Sometimes the stress we are under is completely unnecessary, I like to think about this as if my stress is someone else’s and what I would advise them, or expect them to do. Most of the time I hold my self to much higher standards then I hold others too and this can mean that I stress out about much more then I need to. So if you just find yourself feeling like everything is just too hard, that’s ok. Just make sure you’re trying to get yourself out of your little funk hole and not hiding in it.
How do you deal with situations like this?
Thanks for reading!