Sometimes words tire you, and to stay alive you need to dig deeper. You need to understand there are moods and these moods could very much swing. In fact, it’s normal to have mood swings.
Some days you’re brimming with excitement at each word, renewed energy, and other days the words taste stale, sour, if you like. Is this normal? Hell yea! it’s normal.
It’s normal for you to feel fatigued. It’s normal for you to feel disconnected, once a while. Don’t be too hard on yourself, and don’t think you’re lazy either. You’re just tired, it’s okay to be tired.
And it’s also okay to spring back up to life.
Words matter. That’s the truth. Yea, they’re clicheric, yea they are onerous, but they matter. Words make sense. Words are powerful. Powerful enough to give birth to this platform (WordPress) we use in expressing ourselves through writing.
Here are a few things you can do when you feel sapped of creativity.
1. Take a break
Did you know it’s okay to take a break? Yea, don’t worry, you won’t come off as lazy.
Just know that it is okay to take a break. It is okay to say “enough”, shut the lid and just take a stroll.
Are you a writer or a painter or anything in fact? Then just know that when you’re tired of doing what you do over and over again, you can take a break.
It doesn’t mean you lack stamina. It doesn’t mean you’re not cut out for it. So don’t be too hard on yourself.
2. Do something totally unrelated
Let’s say you’re writing a book, and you get to this point where it doesn’t make sense to you anymore. Everything in you is telling you to give up. The better part of you is telling you that your work is crap and it’s not going to see the light of day.
But sometimes not listening to the inside you is the best thing you can do. Sometimes you just need to do something totally unrelated.
Yea, go skiing, go bowling. Do something unrelated to what’s depressing you.
Did you know that meditation is the best cure for an anxious mind? Are you feeling anxious right now?
Good. Anxiety is a good thing, because it gives you a chance to calm your nerves.
So just take a seat. You don’t have to bend your legs yoga style, you just have to switch off the lights (don’t think of anything horror), and just breathe. It doesn’t get any easier than that.
Do you feel better now?
If you have any techniques you use when you’re feeling low and maxed out, please let others know by commenting.
Loads of love to you all reading. It’s takes love to read someone else’s writeup.