Inspiration is not something that happens at the drop of a hat. Some days it will be harder to just be creative than other days, and there is nothing wrong with that. But what if you have content you want to put out but you are just not getting that inspiration to be creative. You don't know what to draw. You can't seem to figure out what you want to write about. Whatever your situation is, it's a frustrating position to be in.
While I don't have any good solutions for finding inspiration in the moment, I do have a strategy to narrow down your options. When you're doing a personal project the sky is the limit. That sounds wonderful but, as I've stated before, too many options can kill creativity. That's why I find client work so much easier, a concrete problem is presented to you and your job is to solve it.
The only thing you need is something you can take notes on. I'd recommend a Field Notes notebook, or a simple note taking app on your smartphone. However, I personally prefer a basic to-do app which is ideal for how I work. Really, anything that you can carry with you and use quickly and easily almost anywhere will suffice. Reducing the friction of getting your thoughts down is key.
When an idea for a project pops into your head, write it down. For example, when I get an idea of something that I would like to cover on my podcast or blog I open up Clear, my to-do app of choice, and add it as an item under a list I created in there called "Topic Ideas". I use Clear because it's very easy to enter in list items quickly.
Actively trying to think of something doesn't always work as well as just letting a vision naturally form. Writing it down for later will help you remember that brilliant idea so you can create your work.
When it comes time to create, you now have a list of ideas to choose from. You'll no longer feel overwhelmed by the vast array of creative options because you have the options already narrowed down. Back to my example, when I'm going to write a blog post I don't just sit around trying to think of something to write about, I go to the "Topic Ideas" list in Clear and decide what I'm going to write about from those options. As soon as I get done with the writing, I check it off. Picking from a list requires far less energy than picking from the infinite expanse of everything. As a result, you're left with more energy to create.