Dealing with a Creative Slump

There’s only two weeks left of the semester (which I definitely don’t like to think about and haven’t fully wrapped my head around), and I am starting to get a bit burnt out. I’ve had several big projects that I’ve been putting all of my creative energy into, and now that there’s still more to go I’m realizing I am currently in a bit of a creative block. 

Creative slumps can be hard when being creative is basically your job. For almost all of my classes everything we do is coming up with new and fun ideas in various forms, whether it’s writing, editing, or creating a whole campaign with several pieces that need to fit together, and it takes a toll over time. It can be difficult to not be too harsh on yourself when this happens because it definitely can make completing an assignment stressful when, no matter how hard you try, you just aren’t being inspired by anything and can’t come up with an idea you like.

To try to cope with the slump that I’m in at the moment I have planned to use this weekend as a brain break. Because of Easter we had wellness days, so no class Thursday or Friday. This gives me four days to just relax, hang out with my friends and family, and get in a good mindset to be able to tackle the remaining assignments I have starting on Monday. 

This post is definitely a shorter one, and I struggled a bit to think of what to write about, but I’m not going to stress myself out about it because it’s all part of the process to hit a wall sometimes. I’m so proud of everything I accomplished so far this year, and I know giving myself a break this weekend will give me the boost I need to get through the last couple weeks of the semester.

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