Going through a creative slump? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. It is an inherent challenge to the creative process itself—and a little nudge is all it takes to shake things off.
These five brilliant posts from the inspiration-experts at Accidental Creative can help you pick up where you left off.
1. Where You Get Stuck (and What to Do about It)
Unable to move to the next phase of your career? Chances are, you’ve reached what Accidental Creative’s founder, Todd Henry, calls the emulation phase.
He describes this phase as when we emulate others—or a past form of ourselves—which in effect silences our authentic voice. So how does one identify and learn to navigate this phase?
On his site, Todd reveals how some of the best creative pros push themselves forward and scale their growth curves without stalling.
2. Four Reasons You Should Sketch Your Notes
Ever catch yourself just doodling on your notepad? Visual note-taking is actually a widely recommended practice for creatives! It can not only help you think differently, but also open a portal to fresh ideas and connections.
What four important benefits can this practice can bring to your table? Henry dishes them here.
3. How Doing Nothing Makes You More Creative
If you’ve had “Eureka!” moments in the shower, or while driving, you’re not alone. Creativity and inspirations show up when we least expect them.
Ever wondered why? In this post, Todd Henry attempts to answer this question and suggests three things you can do right now to consciously recreate those moments of creativity.
4. There Are No Secrets, There Are No Shortcuts
As a creative, have you ever imagined stumbling upon a secret or a shortcut to creating valuable work?
In this article, Henry debunks the myth of shortcuts and talks about what it means to do truly creative work. He also explores options you can use to squeeze the most out of your creative reserves.
5. How Rituals Unleash Your Creativity
“The messiness of creative work requires a supportive structure,” Todd expresses about utilizing your established daily rituals as a method to help support your own creative workspace.
Read more here as he shares his own successful rituals and how building within your own helps you tap into the power of limitations in doing creative work.
Shafeeka Hafeez grew up escaping into a world of books where she discovered a love for writing and a fascination with trees. When she’s not taking up a new marketing skill, or typing out a blog post, you can find her Googling the best therapy for abandoned cats.
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