I've felt uninspired, stuck, blocked lately. It happens to all of us at some time I suppose. I make myself get out and shoot. I come back with what I think is worthless junk. It attacks your self-esteem and confidence as a creative. I read blogs that usually inspire me or check out my favorite website searching for something that will give me a push, but when I'm in this place it just makes me feel worse. I tend to beat myself up because I think what I'm working on isn't meaningful enough or I just can't measure up. It perpetuates a downward spiral into paralysis. Some days it is so overwhelming I don't know where to start and a lot of nothingness follows. Charity work? Check. Freebies? Yup. Intelligently I know these negative voices in my head are irrational and I know I'll have a breakthrough eventually, but some days are just harder than others to get over the speed bumps.
I'd love to hear what do you do for inspiration. How do you handle being stuck?
What I'm listening to:The Downward Spiral ~ Nine Inch Nails