Being in a creative funk is the worst.
This had never happened to me… until this weekend. I had all weekend long free. I didn’t have to do a single thing, so I figured perfect for crafting! But, was I wrong.
When I started my first project, I failed pretty early. I tried it again. Failed. Then, my second project. Fail. Then, my third project. Fail. Honestly, I lost count but it was just failure after failure. And they weren’t even hard projects!
I tried cutting some of my t-shirts for a more fun, relaxed look.
And I tried doing one of those chapstick holders for your keychain.
Like who fails at this?!
It was such a bummer. Who knew I would get in a creative funk? And how do you get out of it? I was looking forward to the weekend full of crafts, only to come to it and fail time and time again. So what did I do?
I gave up.
I stopped crafting on Sunday. You should see that room – well I’ll show you. It’s disgusting. It’s not the best craft room out there (by far!), but it was at least organized before. Now, it’s like a tornado went through it. That bad and I was that frustrated.
So, I didn’t try to do any crafting on Sunday. I went out shopping, mainly to walk around and get out of my house. Came home and watched a romantic movie (which ended up not being a good movie – talk about my luck). But basically Sunday was definitely a relaxing, non-crafting day.
Today is different. I can feel it.
Today, I woke up feeling relaxed, energized and ready to go. I mean I woke up feeling like working out! Who the FUDGE thinks about that early in the morning? Not me, that’s for sure. But it felt great.
So how do you get out of your creative funk?
Step away from it.
That easy. Sometimes you just need to realize it’s just not your day (or your weekend if you’re like me). Step back and do something else. Pretty soon, you’ll go back feeling more determined and ready to start again.
My plan for today:
- Exercise – check!
- Post a blog – In progress/check!
- Try new vegan recipes for lunch and dinner
- Clean/organize my craft room – I mean did you see that picture?!
- Start and finish (successfully) a craft project
- Iron some clothes (booooring)
- If time allows – do something else crafty!
The World is your oyster! Whatever that means. So go and something that makes you happy. Get out of that creative funk and go for it!
What are you going to do today that makes you happy? Any crafts? Maybe make some awesome videos? Or great food? Finish your work today and dance in your underwear?
Be you and be great at it.