A copywriter's tips on avoiding creative burnout


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Sometimes a blank page can be cruel. A flashing cursor staring back at you, mocking you with its readiness to execute your next brilliant idea….

When you work in a creative industry as a copywriter or graphic designer, for example, your ideas are your bread and butter. You have to come up with the goods every day and while some ideas come quickly with a flash of inspiration, many are much harder to produce. This is especially the case when you’ve got a lot of work on.

Check out these five tips on avoiding creative burnout.

And head to copywritematters.com for more great help for copywriters - especially copywriting courses and coaching that help copywriters become in-demand copywriters.

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A copywriter's tips on avoiding creative burnout

  1. 1. Guaranteed Ways @CopywriteMattrs Avoid Creative Burnoutto 5 Keep Your Ideas Flowingand
  2. 2. Feeling the dull edge of creative burnout?
  3. 3. Creativity is just like any other skill.
  4. 4. It can be practised & honed.
  5. 5. But there comes a time when you’ve reached your working limits...
  6. 6. ...and you’re simply not inspired to carry on.
  7. 7. Prevention is the best cure!
  8. 8. Try these 5 tips to keep you and your brain in shape for creativity...
  9. 9. Try these 5 tips to keep you and your brain in shape for creativity... ...and avoid the dreaded burnout!
  10. 10. 1Step away from your desk.
  11. 11. Your desk is a hive of productivity but it can also steal your creative energy.
  12. 12. Take time out to do something else.
  13. 13. Forget about work & be inspired by the world around you.
  14. 14. 2Understand when your productive hours are.
  15. 15. Successful people understand when they work best.
  16. 16. When is your creative brain at its freshest?
  17. 17. Plan your workday around those times to sidestep creative burnout.
  18. 18. 3Give yourself enough time.
  19. 19. Inspiration often strikes when you’re doing something unrelated to work.
  20. 20. Make time to let your brain breathe.
  21. 21. Mull an idea over and let inspiration bubble to the surface.
  22. 22. 4Distract yourself.
  23. 23. Give your subconscious time to digest new info.
  24. 24. Do something that takes 100% of your attention.
  25. 25. Exercise also gives you a great rush of endorphins!
  26. 26. 5Break your task down.
  27. 27. Feeling overwhelmed is a fast track to burnout.
  28. 28. Break a big task into small chunks to make it more manageable.
  29. 29. Ease into the right creative space by starting with the easier stuff.
  30. 30. Too burnt out and uninspired to write compelling copy? @CopywriteMattrs@CopywriteMattrs Belinda Weaver
  31. 31. Grab this handy cheat sheet: 20 Incredibly Useful Copywriting Tips (that will transform the way you write)
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