We spend all winter banking on this expectation that, come the first morning of spring, we'll have boundless energy and jump out of bed saying, "I am going to get shit done." The PJs-and-cookies habit we developed during winter hibernation will just disappear. All we need to get our shit together is just one ray of sunshine.
Not that I speak from experience or anything.
I did, however, recently take a course called “Discover Your Creativity.” I don't think I ever totally lost it—I work as a writer and a yoga teacher, so I'm required to think outside the box. But I did feel like I'd lost my creative momentum. The course focused on things like making secondary colors from primary colors. Sounds super-simple, right? I thought that, too. Sometimes it's harder than you realize to make the simplest of adjustments.
So, here are some tools to help you wiggle your way out of a rut and spark your creativity. The next time your brain says, “Just one more episode ...” consider one of these counterarguments: