As a freelancer, you are expected to turn on the creative talent at the drop of a hat. But what if you can’t? What do you do if life has thrown you some curveballs and you have developed a creative block as a result? It can be tough but here are some ways that you can get the creativity flowing again.
Not drinking enough is a big problem as it can affect everything from our sleep patterns to our weight. Make it your priority to drink enough every day to ensure that your brain has enough fluid to function. You can drink anything from water to LOKI Delta 8 Seltzers, but it is wise to avoid caffeine-filled drinks as they can dehydrate you. Try and drink around 1.5 to 2 litres of fluids a day to help to keep you on track with your hydration levels.
Have a nap
Are you sleeping enough? Because most people are not getting enough sleep at night. Sleep is incredibly important and you should rest if you need to. If there is one thing that needs to disappear, it is the idea that we need to work 24/7 to be successful. At the end of the day, your health is not worth risking for the hustle. Make sure you get yourself into some good sleep habits so that you are alert all day and tiredness never sucks away at your creativity.
Go for a walk
If you are dealing with something, such as the death of a family member, but still have to work (those bills aren’t going to pay themselves) you might need a time out to get into the fresh air. Going for a walk can help you process the feelings you have and can be beneficial for your mental health. Getting outside and then getting back to work can help you to get back in the groove of working. Many famous writers started their day with a walk to get things moving, why shouldn’t you?
Sit and do something
It can be hard when you have a mental block to sit and do something, especially when you are used to sitting down and turning it on. It might take you a little longer to get through your work but speak to the people that you work for and explain that there might be a delay. Most of the time, they should understand. However, if you find yourself falling behind with work a lot, you might have to reconsider the amount of work that you take on.
Eat some good food
We are not talking about heading out for some fast food, we are talking about good food. Eat something wonderful that your grandmother would have made you when you are feeling down, or something that makes you feel good inside. Food is not just fuel, it is something to be enjoyed. You might find that you discover a food that brings you out of the creative block that you can keep going back to if you get stuck again.