Are You Running Out Of Ideas?
It’s a known fact that the more you write, the more you write and so on.
Having a daily writing practice makes it easier to come up with ideas because we are flexing our creative muscles on a regular basis and it is only inevitable that this will lead to the creation of more ideas.
But what happens when you hit a wall? Where the only ideas that come to mind are ones that you have already written about? Or when no ideas come to mind at all?
One thing that I do that I find helps is to switch to another task that is still creative, but that’s not writing.
Scrapbooking and collaging images from old magazines really get my creative juices flowing.
Sometimes switching off your writer's brain and turning on your artist's brain helps a lot. It is also therapeutic. Especially when it is a task that doesn’t require the analytical approach that writing sometimes needs.
It is in that space that ideas will start free-flowing to your brain without any effort at all.
Sometimes they might be the most outlandish ideas but that’s when it's good to have a notepad handy and to write down anything that comes to mind.
So the best thing to do is step away, switch tasks, and immerse your energy elsewhere. It will do wonders for your creativity.