4 Easy to Follow Tips on How to Get Yourself Out of a Creative Rut

There’s nothing harder than dealing with a creative rut when you’re a creator.

Being a photographer or a media creator can be challenging at the best of times, but when you find yourself slipping into a creative rut, what was once fun and uplifting can become a burden quite quickly. Like many others, I have been through several creative ruts, with my most recent rut being not too long ago. This time around I didn’t know what I was going to do to get myself out of it. Anita Sadowska, a popular YouTuber, recently posted a new video that deals with this issue. The video offers four very easy to follow tips on how you can break free of your own creative rut.

My latest creative rut lasted a full five weeks. For five weeks, I had hardly any idea of what I wanted to create, and my Pentax K1 II sat there, mocking me, every single day. Apart from completing my required client shoots and doing the regular song and dance routine, I had nothing. I was empty, and it was terrible.

This can quickly lead to some miserable times when creating is what you absolutely love to do more than anything else. I tried several different things during this rut, and finally, I was able to spark some creativity back into my life. Some of the tips in this YouTube Video from Anita Sadowska are what helped me break my creative rut.

Anita has a very casual, friendly approach to her videos, and she explains everything very well. The tips she gives on how to get out of a creative rut are all excellent. From not comparing yourself to others to assessing your own work (what worked and what didn’t), and not being afraid to make mistakes, to climbing out of your comfort zone (because dreams die in the comfort zone), you’ll find that these tips will really help you. If you’re in a creative rut yourself and you feel like you could use a little guidance, check out Anita’s latest video.

Brett Day

Brett Day is the Gear Editor at The Phoblographer and has been a photographer for as long as he can remember. Brett has his own photography business that focuses on corporate events and portraiture. In his spare time, Brett loves to practice landscape and wildlife photography. When he's not behind a camera, he's enjoying life with his wife and two kids, or he's playing video games, drinking coffee, and eating Cheetos.