5 Shows To Watch When You’re In A Creative Funk

Creative Funk

5 Shows To Watch When You’re In A Creative Funk

The thing about being a creative person is that you have your highs and lows. You find yourself in this bi-polar zone, most times; on one end you’re putting out great content, and on the other, you’re as dull as a rock. It’s hard not to beat yourself up in situations like this, after all, your creativity may as well be your only means of livelihood or a side hustle

Altogether, being in a creative funk is, for the lack of a better word, funky. Sitting there with no outlet, or means of expression will undoubtedly lead to some sort of frustration. Some people would advise you to exercise, meditate, clear your mind, and the rest. What if you could watch a movie to get those creative juices flowing instead? If you’re on board, here are 5 shows that could get you out of that funk in a jiffy.

Scott Pilgrim Vs The World

It may come off as a bit juvenile, but there’s more than one route to get those juices flowing. The movie wacky, out of this world, and ultimately fun. The best part about it all is the storytelling techniques used. Sometimes all you need is to remember that there’s more than one way to tell a story. The whole viewpoint in this movie will remind you that and then some.

Frances Ha

If you’re looking for something more grounded and soulful, you’ll like this story. The titular main character has no innate talent, but through hard work achieves her dreams of being a dancer. Your take from this should be, ‘if Frances can learn how to dance that well, I can too’. 


Sometimes, you’re in such a slump that you have to do some soul searching to get yourself out of it. That’s where movies like Selena come in handy, yes, it is a biopic and is sappy and sad, but there’s a lot of inspiration to be drawn here. Through the tears, you’ll be inclined to create something.

Dr. Who

What better way to create than to watch something that takes you to a whole new world. There’s no place like the world created in Dr. Who; it’s unreal, it’s captivating and it’s a great way to get those juices flowing. Every time Dr. Who gets into the Tardis, your mind will open up a little more.

Chef’s Table

For anyone who’s visual, this is one show not to miss. It follows the lives of some of the most renowned chefs in the world. Everything from their riveting stories to the culinary wonders they create is enough to give you a major kickstart.


At the end of the day, one movie, or five will not get you out of a creative funk, but it helps a whole lot. You equally need to declutter your life and get rid of distractions; do some spring cleaning, visit https://physicaladdress.com/ to organize your physical mail electronically, or simply have a ‘me’ day. Then, of course, watch one or all of these movies to give you that push in the behind.

Disclaimer: This is a contributed post but I agree with it wholeheartedly.

Love Ellie x

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