As someone that you could call a ‘Creative,’ I’ve learned that it’s really important to take care of my mental health. If I don’t, I can’t create the necessary amounts of content that I need to for my job. These 5 tips help me maintain a healthy mental state and enable me to continue to produce content on a regular basis without getting overwhelmed.
1. Write About Your Passions
When you’re passionate about what you’re doing and writing about, it will be obvious in your content. It will be inspiring and encouraging to read. Because, if you don’t love what you’re writing about, you will dread and procrastinate writing, and the tone of the content will show this.
2. Do Things that Inspire Your Creativity
Where are you when you’re having the most creative thoughts? Try to get into this place – whether it’s physical or mental, at least once a week. That way, you’re always being inspired to continue to create amazing content!
For me, this place is often when I’m on a walk by myself, I’ll go on a walk alone and literally talk to myself about my ideas. I don’t know why this works, but I have some of my most inspiring and motivating ideas when I do this.
3. Have at Least One Day a Week Where You’re Not Creative
As a creative person, it’s difficult to be creative all the time. Especially with all these amazing mediums for our creativity. With everything from, blog post writing, to taking and editing artsy pictures for Instagram, or making original, informational YouTube videos. It’s easy to get caught up with everything and overwhelmed if you’re being creative non-stop.
Take one day a week or at least a few hours out of a day, where you’re not creative. Do relaxing activities that keep you calm and let you unwind from the constant creativity. Whether that’s binge-watching a TV show, cooking, reading, or going on a hike. Take this time to live in the moment and enjoy life without worrying about what you’re going to post next on which platform.
4. Assess Your Environment
I’ve heard it multiple times from many different people, “You are a product of your environment.” If where you write, the content you’re consuming, and the people you’re interacting with, aren’t motivating you, then you’re not going to be inspired to create.
Take a day or two and really think about these things – The people you hang out with the most, the content you regularly consume, and what your workspace looks like. Then, take the necessary steps to ensure that all these things inspiring and motivating for you.
5. Acknowledge When You Need a Break
And lastly, probably the most important tip, Acknowledge When You Need a Break. I know how easy it is to get caught up with deadlines and to-do lists a mile long. But, take the time to assess your mental space. Are you dreading opening your computer and writing? Are you feeling super unmotivated with what you’re doing? Then, take a step back. Take some time off and enjoy yourself. You don’t have to go on vacation (albeit, that would be nice.) But, even taking a week or two off of creating content can do wonders to combat ‘blogger burnout.’
That’s all the tips I have for you, boss babes, today! Which tip are you going to integrate into your daily and weekly life? Remember, knowledge isn’t necessarily power, but what you do with that knowledge can be powerful. One person can change the world.
These tips really work, right now I’m slowly coming back from a month and a half break from my blog and YouTube channel. Integrating these tips into my daily life have helped me do this in a mentally healthy way.
Thanks again for reading this post!
Hi, I’m Heather.
I share a message of positivity, authenticity and love, through posts about life, food, motivation, and other things that interest me on my blog.