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Breaking the Creative Drought

I spent the first half of the year making a lot of things. So many things, that I think I probably got a bit creatively burnt out. This is never good. Commonly, I've seen it called creative block. For me, it feels like a creative drought. I'd like it to rain, but I don't think it's going to for a little while...

In short, I've been suffering overwhelm, procrastination and a feeling that things need a bit of a shakeup. I think it's time to take some major drastic action when you realize the thing you absolutely loved isn't as much fun anymore. For me, that is sewing and creating and enjoying the process.

I am not afraid to admit that right now, it's a struggle. The creativity is not flowing.

And when you've been mixing what you love to do, with the fact that it is supposed to bring in the bacon, it is very easy for things to become a little tangled. So much so, if one is not very careful, one becomes stuck in the rut of only making something if it is for your business, or basically you are being a little naughty and you should not, whisper, just be doing it for the sheer joy of it.

So I have been thinking, while I have been waiting not so patiently for the rain to come (read: I've been trying to squeeze out the creativity and enthusiasm as if life is a lemon) that perhaps I have been going about this completely the wrong way...

Instead of trying to make the creative powers arrive in a fit of divine inspiration, that I should just relax and shrug my shoulders. Because after all, if I am not having fun, then why force the process?

Instead of trying to organize, schedule or usher everything into a nice tidy business box, why don't I focus on just crafting a good day? Instead of waking up every day and waiting for the penny to drop, (and then wondering why on earth sewing means so little to me all of a sudden - yes so I can be a bit dramatic!) maybe, I should just simply look at how I can make a good day. 

Because when fear resides, procrastination departs and joy arrives, it's going to be so much easier to do the rain dance that should help break the creative drought. There are definitely clouds in the sky - the ideas abound but then they dissolve or float away to rain upon less resistant lands.

So, if you like me, have been having a little creative drought or have been feeling a little less than when it comes to your creative business - perhaps we should try a different method. Perhaps instead of trying to make rain, we should be choosing what gumboots we want to wear, so that as the drought breaks, we are ready to dance in when it falls.

Megan xx

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