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How to stay motivated when feeling unproductive or uncreative

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Motivation is the willingness to do something either creative or anything you want to achieve. What happens when you are feeling unproductive or uncreative?

I’ve had friends and readers of my blog asking me why I haven’t been posting lately. It’s not like I don’t have things to post or I’m having writer’s block, I’m just not feeling motivated to write anything or create post in my own style.

I noticed I’ve been putting a whole of pressure on myself lately that I haven’t been giving myself time to relax, meditate or really just let things happen. I have tried so many means to just do things but the more effort I put, the more the end result makes me feel less creative.

One of my recent post was on what to do when you don’t feel like writing and these tips really helped a whole lot. I went back to those steps and I also added some things to my list of motivation therapy steps.

Read also: When You don’t Feel like Writing, Do this instead

5 WAYS TO STAY MOTIVATED WHEN FEELING UNPRODUCTIVE OR UNCREATIVE

  1. Change of environment or space
  2. Doing something different
  3. Search for things that keeps your mind away from your current situation
  4. Talk to someone
  5. Take a break

CHANGE OF ENVIRONMENT OR SPACE: Sometimes where you are might not give you the inspiration you needed at that particular time. Changing environment might not necessarily means traveling out of where you are or taking a small but changing your current position. Whenever I feel like, I’m usually curled up on the bed, and feeding my regrets and unproductive feelings with negative thoughts. I just take a walk downstairs and relax my mind.

DOING SOMETHING DIFFERENT: Take a walk, listen to music, you can stay away from your phone, yoga, meditation, feed your mind with positive energy.

SEARCH FOR THINGS THAT KEEPS YOUR MIND AWAY FROM YOUR CURRENT SITUATION: I recently love asmr and munkbang videos. I also developed a cute feeling for Korean movies and this has been helping me a whole lot. It keeps me busy and also gives me a reminder that I’m a happy girl.

TALK TO SOMEONE: If you have someone that motivates and inspire you, please talk to them and ease the burden in your heart. Talking helps if you have the right person to do that with.

TAKE A BREAK: Give yourself enough credit and take a break if you need to and sometimes you need it and might not realise it. Writing will always be there, blog is there and your career will be there but your mental, physical and spiritual health is very much important.

To anyone feeling unproductive and uncreative, it’s okay when nothing feels like they used to and recognising this is important. Give yourself a much deserved break and stay positive.

Thank you for reading…

Featured image: Erlina chang via Pinterest

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14 thoughts on “How to stay motivated when feeling unproductive or uncreative

  1. When I first started my blog, I was publishing two posts a week. But after I had written about all of the topics I had planned, I was not able to find the motivation to create at that same rate. I had to accept that once a week would be enough. And even then, I have to take breaks occasionally so that I can come back refreshed and motivated to begin creating again. Thanks for sharing!

    1. You are welcome. Yes when I first started my blog as well, I was so eager to get everything out there and later I was overwhelmed by everything that I had to take a very long break. Break is very good for mental health. Thank you for sharing your experience with me 😊😊

  2. Mental health is very important and we need to know when to take a break and stop putting much pressure on ourselves. I love this post. Thank you for sharing.

  3. The quarantine and current events have affected us more than we seem to realize. Your list is a simple reminder that we have to push through no matter what. It is also a reminder that simple changes and good support system are key. Stay well.

  4. Ironically taking a break is so important to staying productive! I normally mix a lot of things in together and head out for a walk to change my space, listen to a podcast to forget what’s going on in the world and you’ve merged three things into one!

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

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