Creative Burnout? We've Got the Cure That’ll Help You Stay Inspired

Creative Burnout? We’ve Got the Cure That’ll Help You Stay Inspired

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Are you a content creator looking to thrive in a rapidly growing economy?

You’re not alone. In fact, most people are content creators of some kind these days—whether it’s a blog, YouTube channel, or social media presence.

And if you’re doing it right, you’re constantly thinking about your audience: what they want, what they need, and how you can give it to them.

That’s why it’s so frustrating that the very platforms offering us the opportunity to reach our audience can also push us into the kind of burnout that makes it impossible to create at all.

 Burnout for creatives isn’t just about being tired—it’s about feeling completely and utterly depleted of ideas, creativity, and energy. It’s like hitting a wall—a wall you never see coming until you’ve smacked into it headfirst. 

But there are ways to avoid reaching this point—and, more importantly, ways to recover from it if you’ve already reached it—so that you can continue creating your best work for the people who matter most: your audience.

Summary

Combating the Creator Economy Blues

Your Blueprint to Burnout Recovery

About Vidchop: Helping Hundreds of Creators Grow

VidChops for YouTubers

VidChops for Digital Marketers

VidChops for Small Businesses

Breathing Life Back Into Your Creativity

Let the Creative Healing Begin!

Combating the Creator Economy Blues

Most of the time, burnout creeps up on you. You’re working hard. You’re killing it. But you’ve got to make sure you’re taking care of yourself along the way. It’s not uncommon for some people to reach a point where they can no longer keep up with the content hamster wheel complete creative and emotional paralysis ensues.

In the Creator Economy, there are countless causes of burnout—and they’re all fairly common right now. Platform algorithms that change with little warning, an infinite audience that wants more and more, and a lack of support structure are all to blame. It’s essential to be aware of these threats so that you can take steps to avoid them.

Here at VidChops, we work with content creators every day. So we know what it takes to stay energized while creating an impact on your audience and building your brand. Here are our top tips for avoiding creator burnout:

Your Blueprint to Burnout Recovery

If you’re an experienced creator, you already know what getting burned out is like.

You’ve got a zillion and one thing on your mind every day and so many projects vying for your attention. It can certainly be overwhelming, but that’s why we’ve put together this roadmap for creative sustainability.

1. Shhh, Listen to Your Body

We all know that the physical health of our minds and bodies are intertwined, even if our professional work is entirely cerebral or digital. So let’s start with the basics:

How much quality sleep are you actually getting each night? Are you going to the gym on a regular basis? In your daily life, is healthy eating taking place? Is it a habit of yours to pay attention to the signals your body sends you?

If you’re not doing these things as consistently as you’d like, we recommend making them priorities in order to think more clearly and cope with stress better.

Of course, there are other aspects involved in burnout prevention, but taking care of yourself is really the most important thing.

2. Take On a Fun Side Project

Being creative is simultaneously a blessing and a curse.

There is nothing quite like seeing your work come to life, but it can be hard to find the motivation to do that work when you are stressed about hitting daily deadlines.

If you are feeling the pain of writer’s block or the lack of inspiration that comes from severe burnout, consider taking on a side project—a creative activity in your spare time that might help alleviate the stress from over-focusing on your main content.

If you’re a writer, consider incorporating design or videography into your work. If you’re a fashion photographer, start a lifestyle blog. If you spend a ton of time plopped in front of a computer screen, do something away from home—like taking a ceramics class or starting that rock band you’ve always wanted!

Just remember: creativity does not have to be all about performance; it can simply be enjoyable.

3. Rethink Your workstation

Does your workplace feel like a soul-sucking pit of despair? If so, your office may be to blame if you’re feeling drained.

To be clear, we’re not saying it’s the people who work in your office that are causing these feelings—we’re saying your actual office is to blame. The fantastic news is that this is a fixable problem!

It’s important to think of the space where you work as a blank canvas. If there are things that don’t contribute to productivity and positive energy, they don’t belong in your workspace. That could mean anything from a picture of your ex to a whole room full of fluorescent lights and cubicle walls.

The best offices are those where creativity thrives, so consider what elements make up an environment conducive to creative work. Take a quick look around and ask yourself: Is there clutter on my desk? Am I in a well-lit, comfortable space? Could it stand to be reorganized?

4. Define Clear Limits

How many instances a day do you say yes when you really want to say no?

We’ve all been there.

There’s a project that needs to get done: maybe you’re writing a research paper or working on a grant proposal, but you can’t seem to find the time to focus. So, you make some coffee, turn off your phone and sit down to start your work—and then your friend texts you about plans for the weekend. Then your phone buzzes again: it’s an email from your professor. You start typing, and then another email comes in. Before you know it, two hours have disappeared, and you still don’t have anything on paper.

 Life as a creator is full of distractions that pull us away from our projects. Instead of giving in to these distractions, we need to set clear limits for ourselves so that we can all focus on what counts most: our creativity. 

When you say yes, you’re saying no to something else. If you say yes to checking social media every time your phone buzzes, then you’re saying no to doing the work that really matters. The result is emotional exhaustion and a sense of never being able to accomplish enough—in other words, burnout.

By establishing clear limits, creators may avoid having their creative energy sapped by unwelcome emails, notifications, and phone calls.

5. Ask for HELP!

Nobody can do everything themselves. And even if they could, they shouldn’t—when you’re working alone, it’s a lot harder to make sure you’re producing your best work.

That’s why it’s vital to deliberately seek out relationships that can support your creative process. Not only will they act as a safety net for when you need to ask questions or request feedback, but they can also help keep you accountable when it comes to deadlines and other responsibilities.

For example, if you want to start creating promotional videos for your business but don’t quite know where to begin regarding video editing, VidChops is a good place for you to start. We have editors on staff who would be happy to take care of the heavy lifting for you, freeing up your time so that you can focus on creating more content!

The most prolific creators, those that generate on a consistent basis and remain in the game the longest, know how to ask for help. This is also true of businesses that are thriving.

Just ask, and it’s done.

About Vidchop: Helping Hundreds of Creators Grow

We know you’re an active content creator and that you’re always looking for ways to up your game and make the most of your channel.

We know how much time and effort you put into making your videos. You start with a great idea for a video, record it, and then spend countless hours editing the footage to make it just right. It can be stressful!

 If you’re looking for a way to get more of your time back, we’re here to help. We specialize in custom video edits for YouTubers like you. Whether you need captions, thumbnails, or even a complete channel management solution—we do it all! Signing up is easy, and we’ll walk you through each part of the process. 

At VidChops, we believe in collaboration: we want to be a part of your team, not just another external tool. Let’s flourish together!

VidChops for YouTubers

We know you’re an active content creator and that you’re always looking for ways to up your game and make the most of your channel.

We know how much time and effort you put into making your videos. You start with a great idea for a video, record it, and then spend countless hours editing the footage to make it just right. It can be stressful!

If you’re looking for a way to get more of your time back, we’re here to help. We specialize in custom video edits for YouTubers like you. Whether you need captions, thumbnails, or even a complete channel management solution—we do it all! Signing up is easy, and we’ll walk you through each part of the process.

VidChops offers Yt helper add on. A complete done for you service from video editing, repurposing to Youtube channel management.

Learn more here.

Our editors are trained for Youtube content and familiar with all the best practices to grab viewers’ attention.

VidChops for Digital Marketers

As a digital marketer, you want to be able to provide your clients with the best, most effective ways to market their businesses. Online video is no longer just a fad; it’s an essential tool for every business.

The video exploded in popularity when people began using it to expand their organic reach, and once internet marketers like you discovered that video advertisements were the most effective way to build their client base, the video became an absolute necessity for every online business.

In fact, online videos have become the single most effective marketing tool available to entrepreneurs today. And as an internet marketer, people like you can assist bridge the gap between large corporations and small enterprises when it comes to marketing.

With VidChops, you can help your clients run their businesses and consult at a higher level—all while helping them easily create eye-catching videos!

VidChops for Small Businesses

You’ve probably noticed that your competitors are spending more and more time on social media, and you’re tired of watching them get all the attention. We’re here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be this way!

Video is an ideal way for small businesses like yours to make a significant impact. A strong online video presence establishes you as a thought leader in your field and provides you a leg-up on your rivals. And if you’re thinking that video production is too expensive or technical for you, think again! You already have a camera if you own a smartphone—and that’s pretty much all you need to get started shooting content!

The fact that you’re here means you already understand the importance of a solid online video presence in today’s digital era, and we couldn’t be more excited to help you take your marketing efforts to the next level.

If you have a video, simply email it to us, and we’ll do the rest of the work. Our team will polish it up and return it to you within 48 hours with an eye-catching title and thumbnail that will help your vid get noticed by your customers.

Breathing Life Back Into Your Creativity

 We know that getting a video made can be stressful, so we’ve done everything we can to make sure the process is completely hassle-free. There are no hidden fees. No weird binding agreements. We don’t sleazily try to upsell you on anything you don’t need. 

That’s just how we roll!

We’re a video editing company with a focus on making clients’ lives easier. That’s why we include so many amazing benefits like:

  • a dedicated video editor who works exclusively with you
  • 1 – 2 day turnaround time on approved projects
  • royalty-free music and stock footage
  • color grading, lower thirds, text animation, and more!
  • project management app to submit and manage videos
  • up to 40 GB file uploads (that’s a lot of footage!)
  • an account manager who will ensure everything goes smoothly
  • unlimited revisions so you can get it exactly right every single time

Let the Creative Healing Begin!

At VidChops, we believe that using video is essential for maintaining a competitive edge in the modern marketplace. But we also understand that creating and managing videos can be a challenging process.

That’s why our team of content management and video editing experts are here to help. We’re dedicated to getting your content creation process to the next level so you can connect with your market more effectively than ever before.

If you’re ready to learn how our team can easily integrate into your day-to-day creative process, connect with us today! We look forward to hearing from you!

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