It's been a while, sorry about that. I feel like as lockdown has gone on and despite getting to grips with it a little more, I can't say the same for my creativity. Weeks 1-3 saw me get creative with my content, self shooting in ways I hadn't since the beginning of my blogging life and I woke each day with something new I wanted to shoot and to share, I was enjoying chatting with you on Instagram Stories and I just felt like I had a bit of purpose to my day. Weeks 4-6 were sadly a little different and I felt I lost my mojo a little bit. I was more tired in a morning which meant for naughty lie ins, I didn't have my lists in check with things I wanted to shoot and to share and to be perfectly honest I worried that my day-to-day life was a little boring for y'all to see on Instagram Stories, particularly as it was often me doing the same thing day in, day out.
However, that being said I wouldn't say it's all been bad. I'm still enjoying creating content, feeling a little more relaxed with what I share and when I share it which has been really refreshing and has put a whole lotta joy back into what I do. Creativity is one of those things that comes in waves, it comes and it goes and it's important to embrace the lulls and then work a little harder to pull yourself out of them and get creating once again. I've struggled with creative lulls in the past, I mean, haven't we all? So I thought today that I'd share how I get my creative mojo back up and running, in case you're also having a creative lull whilst in lockdown and beyond.
Personally, one of my favourite ways to get creative is through fashion and styling myself on a daily basis. Usually when a creative lull hits, the last thing I want to do is to get dressed or even think about styling myself, however much I know that it will help me out. So thats my first tip, try and find the strength to get yourself up and ready, it truly does make such a difference to my day when I make the effort with my appearance.
Styling has always been a huge passion of mine so getting stuck into my wardrobe and finding a look or looks that make me feel great always kick start that creative mojo of mine. That outfit or outfits will then usually lend themselves to content creation which is another passion of mine so it's a double whammy win for me.
But even if styling and content creation isn't your creative outlet, still try and get yourself ready in an outfit that makes you feel good, it does wonders for any mojo you may be in need of.
Secondly and I guess quite predictably is list making... Sorry but what can I say, I just love myself a list. I have a list on my phone of content I want to create, this might simply be to shoot my outfit, to take a photo of my latest cocktail recipe or a reminder to shoot the new shoes I've treated myself to. This list works wonders for the days when I'm feeling good and creative, it gives me something to strive for, to work towards and allows me to strike whilst the iron is hot and the creative juices are-a-flowing!
Thirdly is all about finding inspiration and how you can find it everywhere. I started a lil series on my Instagram for this very point and I'm so thrilled that you've been enjoying it and finding it inspiring too. Looking at the mundane and taking some form of inspiration works wonders for me and opening my eyes to different colour combinations and textures aplenty. Whether it's nature, fruit, veg, a particularly inspiring sandwich or the colour of your favourite book, try and look at things through a different set of eyes and take the inspiration with you.