When Your Mojo is No-Go

creative-inspirationSo it suddenly dawns on you one day that it’s been weeks since you actually created a scrapbook layout or a card or a piece of jewelery or whatever is your craft of choice.

What’s happened?

Has all your creative juice dried up?

Has your ‘get up and go’ just got up and gone?

Does this mean you’re ‘over’ your beloved craft and will never create again?

Have we finally run out of questions?

Seriously, this is something that many of us have experienced at some point in our creative lives. And it can be very stressful.

You just can’t seem to get in the mood to be creative and so you stop creating.

Let Nature take its course

Remember when you’re looking for something that you know you put away but you just can’t find it? Or when you’re trying to remember something and it just won’t come to you? And finally you decide to just put it out of your mind and stop thinking about it.

Next thing you know it just pops into your head without any effort. Admittedly, this often occurs at an inconvenient time but at least it comes back to your memory.

Well when you feel your mojo has flown out of the window and you just can’t seem to get some creative inspiration going, try using the same technique.

Stop ‘trying’ to be creative.

Don’t let it stress you out.

Do something different.

Focus on family activities or sport or home related stuff or doing things with friends.

DO NOT get a guilt thing happening because you can’t get in a creative mood.

Maybe your brain is telling you it’s time to take a break. So just go with the flow.

After a while you will find that you will naturally come back to your craft and feel in the mood to start creating again. But don’t push it. It may take a few weeks, it may take months.

Remember the words of the Prophet: it won’t happen overnight, but it will happen.

And you will be relaxed and ready to go again when your scrapbooking inspiration does come back.

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10 Responses to When Your Mojo is No-Go

  1. Ayer June 23, 2009 at 1:07 am #

    Creating a scrapbook just like needlecraft has sometimes its dull moments. Especially when one is so used to with the craft. However, sooner or later the enthusiasm would simply come back. Maybe because a hobby would always remain to be a passion.

  2. Tink June 23, 2009 at 5:25 am #

    Perfect timing, LOL. My mojo has go-gone.

  3. Antoinette June 23, 2009 at 7:43 am #

    Amen! I’m chanting the words of the Prophet, I just wish I had a bit more patience :)
    Great post Karen!

  4. karooch June 23, 2009 at 8:03 am #

    Yeah, I’m starting to get to that place myself Tink and Antoinette. I think when you’ve been doing something for a few years it’s almost bound to happen.

  5. June June 23, 2009 at 8:20 am #

    This so true. The more you try the worse it gets!!
    Relax and when you least expect it inspiration will come.
    Great post Karen

  6. Joe Cheray aka wildheart4vr June 24, 2009 at 5:37 am #

    Oi Vey I have felt like this recently. I would sit there and stare at my blog or my psp work space and just hope something pops into my head.

    I like many other creative types get burned out and I have to redirect my attention elsewhere for a short period of time until the ideas start flowing again. Kind of like traffic generating to your sites can get stale and stagnate so you have to come up with new ways to get the “mojo” going again.

    Great post Karen it reminds us we are not alone in feeling this way.

  7. karooch June 24, 2009 at 1:03 pm #

    Wow! This must really be the season for mojo struggles, June and Joe. So many people seem to be in that creative slump. And I’m no different.

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