As creatives, we all have those days when we are just devoid of inspiration and despite our best efforts, our creative juices just won't flow. For hours, you just stare hard at that blank screen or canvass to the point your mind and eyes bleed out but still, nothing. Your creativity has just dried up and you are stuck.
For days like this, I just take a deep breath, close my eyes, and walk away. From my experience, forcing it won't really help. Sure you might still come up with something but in the end, the results are usually not that good and mediocre. So, what do I do?
Well, if I have the cash as well as the time, I usually take the opportunity to travel and see other places. Other than helping you unwind, you get to see, learn and experience new things that would later on, be helpful to your craft. As for those days when I am short on budget, I just take my camera and go out for a stroll around my neighborhood and nearby places. This helps me see things from different perspectives and helps me find different ways to approach the piece that I am working on.
How about you guys? What do you do to reinvigorate that worn out and dried up creative oasis in your head? Share your thoughts and your experiences.