One of the biggest problems for writers, bloggers and creatives is creative burnout. Creative burnout is where you feel exhausted, overwhelmed or lose all interest in your work. This can be hard for any kind creative because you’re so passionate about your work. After releasing 9 books this year and working on numerous other projects, editing and writing for different clients, designing my first course, I’ve been feeling pretty burned out myself recently and it can be hard getting back into things again.
So here are 5 tips on how to deal with creative burnout:
- Take a break. This may seem obvious but most creatives – especially those who work from home often find it hard to take a break. There’s always more work that needs doing and it can always be tempting to just one more thing. Don’t! Remember it’s important to take a break. Do things that aren’t work related, spend time with family, read a book or just for a walk and get some fresh air. You’d be surprised at what having a day off can do for your physical and mental health.
- Switch things up a bit. Instead of doing all of your usual projects, switch things up a bit. If you;re a writer who types everything, try using good old fashioned pen and paper for a change, or if you write blog post try creating a video or audio blog for a change.
- Track you progress. It’s easy to forget how far you’ve already come creatively, so go back and see how many things you’ve actually created. If you’re a writer see how many books or blog posts you’ve already created, see how people reacted to your work.
- Remember why you well in love with your particular creative job in the first place. Why did you fall in love with your creative passion in the first place? Ask yourself this question and remember what made you fall in love with it.
- Remember it will pass. It may seem like there’s no hope when you’re experiencing a burnout but remember it will soon pass and you’ll get back to your creative self again.
Have you ever experienced creative burnout and if so, how did you deal with it?