Breaking Through your Creative Block

Let’s face it: in a world full of demands, it’s easy to overwork our creative juices to the point of exhaustion. Suddenly we feel stuck.

A creative block is frequently the result of one or more of the following:

  • Your source of inspiration has run dry.

We have a tendency to overwork ourselves and overlook the importance of exposing our minds to new ideas and environments.

  • You’ve let your work consume you.

To produce great work, every creator must focus, but not to the point where it consumes them.

Maintaining a healthy distance from your work is essential for processing new solutions. This can be accomplished by going for a walk, taking a nap, or simply playing a game.

  • You’re trying way too hard

Effort is important, but if inspiration if forced, it can lead to a creative block.

Remember that inspiration is like a wave; you must launch out into the deep, paddle, and ride the waves you encounter. You can’t force the sea; all you can do is show up and ride the waves that come your way.

So, how do we get out of a creative rut?

First and foremost, don’t be so hard on yourself. You’re not a robot. You’re a person. And with that comes many of the variables.

Second, move your body and get out of your head. Do something unusual. Talk to a colleague in your field about how you can help each other improve.

Remember that a creative block isn’t a reflection of who you are or your talent. It happens to everyone, and you have all the tools you need to overcome it.

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