Since I’ve been sick, something is missing from my life.
Something important, something that I am not sure I know how to exist without. You see, it seems that in the process of trying to rid myself of this disgusting stomach bug, I have managed to send my mojo on extended hiatus. I’ve been up and able to get things done for a few days now, but whenever I sit down to work, nothing comes. I’ve started layouts, and trashed them. I’ve started blog posts, and deleted the whole thing. I keep trying to push through and find my mojo, and still nothing.
So what do you do when your mojo is gone?
What do you do when you feel like there is no creativity left? I am sure that at one point or another, we’ve all faced this problem, and usually more than once. It’s one of the most frustrating things, especially when you want to be creative, and just can’t. So what’s the fix? The problem is, it’s never the same thing. There’s not one definitive way to bring back your mojo.
Here’s what I’m trying.
Taking a break – I think that part of the problem is that I’m really trying to push myself to get some of these things done. I need to get better at allowing myself some leeway for life to happen. Either that, or I need to get back to doing work ahead of time and not living minute to minute.
Exploring other creative outlets – Well, this is what I’m calling it. What it really means is that I’m hanging around on Pinterest watching all the pins come up. I’ve also been soaking up Google+ and all the awesome things that people are posting. I guess some of that is research, right?
Brainstorming – I’ve actually spent a lot of time lately just brainstorming some crazy new ideas. There are pages and pages of things that will probably never see the light of day, but I’m working on getting some new ideas on the page to draw from.
Just working – Writing this post is actually helping. I am starting to feel a bit like I might be able to get back into the creative groove here. Sometimes, it’s important just to do the work, even if you trash it in the end. The process of getting it done helps in the creative process.
So what do you do to get past losing your mojo?
I hear time and time again from people that they feel mojo-less. What things do you do what this happens to you? Any insights you want to share? Let’s talk in the comments, maybe you’ll help me out of this funk!