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Overcoming Social Media Creativity Blocks

Creativity blocks are not unusual or uncommon in business when it comes to creating any kind of content. Writing blogs, newsletters, social media posts, advertising, website content etc.

It generally shows up when we are wanting to post or create something and the ideas, inspiration or even motivation is not showing up.

You may feel like you are dragging your feet with reluctance or pressured by time to get that post done and up on your feed.

If you have ever heard yourself say: “I just don’t know what to post” or “I’ve sat in front of my computer for hours and still haven’t posted anything.” You are not alone.

Here are some of the ways social media creativity blocks might show up and how you can work through them.

Resistance & procrastination. Ask yourself, what are you resisting? What is it that you are resisting from doing and why? Is it being seen, worrying about what people will think, is it wanting to have the perfect look on your feed or posts, comparing yourself to others?

Resistance often leads to procrastination which is friends with perfectionism.
Perfectionism is only an excuse. Nothing needs to be perfect. Get in there, create, post and then later, review what works well for you, so you can easily repeat it.

Affirmation Time: “Progress over Perfection.” “Good is Good Enough.” “Keep It Simple.”

Full permission to take a break. If you are feeling uninspired, emotionally drained and tired. Take. A. Break. Instagram will still be there. Come back to it when you are feeling better, motivated, uplifted and energised. If you are dragging your feet, the lack of energy and unenthusiasm you put into your posts will make you resent social media even more.

What is your best time of day? Review the time of day when you feel most energised and inspired to get things done. We all work best at different times of the day. If you feel more inspired and creative after dinner when everyone is taken care of, use that time. If your creative time is first thing in the morning, make that a priority.

Overwhelm. “You do You.” There is so much information out there about what makes the best post or how many times a day you need to post, it can be overwhelming. Sift through the information and choose what feels right for you. See everything as a guideline and work with what feels right for you. Master one thing then grow and expand on to the next.

Do small chunks at a time. “Batching” your content won’t send you “Bat-sh*t Crazy” if you are trying to do it all at once.
Often creativity comes in bursts. If today you feel like getting stuck into Canva and creating graphics, do all your graphics. If your words are flowing for the posts, write them down when they hit (even point form because you can expand later. You’ll at least have the outline done). Have different hashtag lists already done and saved so it is easy to copy and paste to a post.

Do small batches of content at a time to reduce the overwhelm and creativity blocks.

How to get creative on social media  This next blog is all about how you can get creative and energised to post to social media.

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2019 - Creativity, Self-care, Fun

2019 – The Year of the 3.

Guess what? Apparently, 2019 is going to be a GREAT YEAR!

Can you feel it? Do you agree with me?

What I love about January is that it is the start of a New Year, a new page and a new leaf turned.  We’re optimistic, positive and feeling fresh after our holidays. It’s like we are looking at the New Year with fresh eyes and optimism.  

So what if I told you that as soon January 1st ticks over each year, regardless of our individual agendas, or goals and resolutions for that year,  on a global level everyone will feel and experience the same energy or vibration for what unfolds during that year.  Well, each year has its own Universal Year Number, which represents its own opportunities, challenges and learnings.  Knowing what the year might present may help give more understanding or meaning to certain areas of your life.

Universal Year numbers and Numerology.

Let me backtrack. In 2017 we started what is called a new 9-year cycle.  Each calendar year is represented by a number from 1 – 9 and each number has its own meaning.  In Numerology, it’s called a Univeral Year Number.

To get this number, you add each of the numbers of the year until it breaks down to a single digit, or into the double digits 11, 22, 33 which are Master Numbers and they hold their own significant meaning. 

For Example:

2017:   2+ 0+1+7= 10. 1+0= 1

2018:  2+0+1+8 = Master Numebr 11.   1+1= 2

2019:  2+0+1+9 = 12.  1+2 = 3

The last two years.

2017  – It was all about endings and beginnings and focusing on ourselves. We 

2018 – Provided us with some challenges.   It was less about “I” and more about “We.” 2018 revealed to us new partnerships and collaborations, balancing existing relationships, both personal, and professional. There was also a reawakening of our own intuition and movement towards spiritual healing or teachings.

2019 what do you hold for me?

If you felt 2018 was a little bit intense and hard, then get excited because 2019 is a Universal Year 3 of being lighthearted, joyful and fun.

The focus will be on:

  • FUN
  • TRAVEL
  • ENJOYMENTS
  • HAPPINESS
  • SHARING  
  • SELF CARE
  • SELF EXPRESSION
  • ARTISTIC CREATIVITY – WRITING, DANCING, MUSIC, ACTING, SINGING

All of this energy will boost your personal development, growth, self-expression and discovering our authenticity.  We’ll be moving out of our comfort zones, becoming more creative, discovering what happiness means to us and engaging in lots of social activities.  You will feel inspired to do more fun things for yourself.  2019 will also be encouraging us to focus on self-care, whether it be creating more healthy habits,  exploring new types of exercise or beauty routines.  It will also be about Creating Balance and nurturing our body minds and spirits through different natural therapies.

In what areas of your life are you Creating Balance for 2019?

What are you feeling about 2019? Are you feeling the urge to be more creative or find ways for self-expression and artistic creativity? Are you travelling, moving to places that are a little outside of your usual destinations? Is self-care for your mind, body and spirit a focus for you?

Whatever unfolds for you in 2019, whether you have already planned it or just waiting for it to unfold, take note of how the Universal Year number 3 resonate in your life as you journey through 2019.