We have all had that dreaded moment where inspiration stalls and we just draw a blank. Creative burnout can strike at any moment and when it does, as entrepreneurs, we must find a way to push through. It doesn’t help that we exist in an era where round-the-clock communication is a daily expectation, robbing entrepreneurs of their mojo and taking a serious toll. The good news is there are ways to take back control and recharge your inspirational energy sources.
At theBLOQparq (tBp), we know a thing or two about the importance of creativity. After all, the ability to think outside of the box is what allowed us to bring this visionary multi-purpose community to life. Creativity has a lot to do with our surroundings. The places in which we spend our time and the people with which we interact. Thankfully, tBp offers the ideal micro-spaces in a community designed to foster authentic connections and a highly sought after work-life balance that allows you to make the most of every moment. In light of using your time wisely, you’ll want to check out these 3 ways to help you avoid creative burnout.
1. Step Away From Your Desk
Your hive of productivity usually centers around your office space. And although it is the place where you’re used to thinking and being productive, it can saddle your creativity. Managing the mundane and the distractions that come with your daily “sit in front of your desk” routine means knowing when to step away. Allow yourself to make time for activities that can restore your energy or ignite an idea. Give yourself permission to do things like go for a walk or sit and sip a cup of tea while simply daydreaming. Granting yourself this sort of self-care time is a great way to usher in inspiration and reconnect with the world around you.
“Make an empty space in any corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.”
– Dee Hock
2. Know Your Most Creative Hours
We all know there are morning people, and there are night owls. Understanding which one best categorizes you is a powerful tool for harnessing those moments of heightened creative clarity. If you are naturally up at the crack of dawn, you should start your day with the brainstorming and concepting part of your to do list. If you find yourself being most productive after the AM has passed, figure out how to maximize your late-in-the-day work hours to tap into that energy. Pay attention to when you feel most alive, alert, and aware. The creative side of your brain will thank you for allowing it to be at its best by staying attune to your internal innovation clock.
3. Be Generous With Your Time
Tapping into inspiration can sometimes happen when your energy is directed elsewhere. The only way to allow that avenue to open is to be generous with your timelines, deadlines, and planning. Your highly creative brain loves unplanned surprises and by providing yourself a cushion of extra hours for each project, you’ll find the flexibility to shift your direction on a dime. You can avoid pushing forward and delivering subpar work when you carve out time that lends itself to authentic motivation and ultimately, more successful results.
When you take a proactive approach to your creative intuitions, burnout becomes a rare occurrence. With new awareness and ways to protect your energy, you can feel free to become a part of the tBp community and join the entrepreneurial movement that is alive and well.