It’s a challenge for many creative souls to continue their work during the pandemic. It’s hard to find the inspiration and surprisingly easy to lose motivation. Here you can find some tips on how to keep your creative flow going during this challenging time.
That is why, we are sharing seven ways for creators to stay productive during the pandemic:
The pandemic caught us off guard: people worldwide who work in different industries were locked in the “cage” for an uncertain period having no choice but to work from home. Four brick walls don’t sound very inspiring, do they? It made creative people struggle a lot, whether it’s having issues finding inspiration or lacking the ability to create wherever they want.
So what happens to most parts of the creative world when they have to work within the radius of their homes and how to avoid creative burnout during the pandemic? We hope this article is going to answer your questions.
#1. Get inspired by art from home
- If you don’t know how to find the inspiration and feel like you are bored with everything you have seen, why not take a tour of some exciting museums worldwide online? Yes, maybe it’s not the same as seeing it in person, but it will let you get inspired and hopefully motivated. Sometimes such easy things can help with creativity burnouts. Curious minds can always find a way to see beauty and deep sense in everything.
#2. Take your time to relax
- Sometimes it’s just as simple as that! You have to let out all the negativity before you proceed with your creative work. Just follow your instincts: it may be music, a good read, physical exercising. The idea behind it is to let your mind and body relax and take a break between projects.
#3. Find the right spot
- It’s all about finding the right place that’s the most comfortable for you to work in. Try to make it feel as much like a workplace as it’s possible. That way, it will help you to work more productively. Good lighting is a thing that you don’t have to neglect as well. When you have to work remotely, it’s important to surround you with something that keeps you concentrated on the task and minimize those things that can distract you. So you can turn on the music to feel more productive if it’s your thing, or you can work in complete silence – whatever’s best for you.
#4. Social interactions still matter
- Yes, this year our usual way of living was changed drastically, but one thing is sure: even living in an era of social distancing doesn’t mean we don’t need to socialize. So it would help if you communicated with those who surround you. It reduces the feeling of loneliness and isolation. A dinner with your family or group video chat with your friends may sound like an excellent way to inspire you for more creative work.
#5. Don’t forget why you are creating
- Always ask yourself time after time: “Why am I doing this? Why am I creating in the first place?” It can help to recall why you started what you are doing and get more inspired. Maybe, your work helped someone in the past? Don’t be humble and remind yourself that what you do matters to you and others. And you will see creative flow coming back to you.
#6. Find a refreshing hobby
- It may be connected with your work somehow, but it might as well be something completely new. An online writing course? Or learning a new language has always been a dream of yours, but you had no time for that? Well, now you have plenty of time to do projects and spend time with a benefit. Who knows, maybe your new hobby will be a help in your career?
#7. Use current social problem for your creative project
- Have you ever thought about the impact of such a disastrous phenomenon that coronavirus is? Maybe, it’s time to analyze how you can use it in your content. Many creators used it as a powerful tool to reassess the values and show what they’re going through creatively. So, maybe it’s your turn to do the same. All in all, there are plenty of ways to minimize the stress of working remotely and keep creating content during this challenging time. Don’t forget to stay safe at all times and clear your mind from any negative thoughts. Ask your family and friends for help if you need it. During these times, we have to find the positive light in everything we do.
How are you staying inspired while creating from home? Let us know in the comment section.