Have you ever been stuck in a creative block? You know you need content to post for your company but just can’t think of anything. This is called a “Creators Block”. Creator’s block happens when you can’t brainstorm new ideas. Creator’s block is common among artists and other creative professionals, but there are times when you have a major project due, and you have neither the time nor the patience for creator’s block. Don’t get down on yourself because most people have this happen during their creative process. I have been like this for the past week. Last night I truly took two hours out of my day just to come up with NOTHING. I was so disappointed because I wanted to create but my mind just wasn’t there and couldn’t get there. In this article, we will be going over unique ways to get past your mind locks.
Why Do We Get Creative Block?
For a creative professional, a creative block isn’t just frustrating, it’s potentially impactful to your career. When you rely on your creativity to pay the bills and build your brand, you can’t afford to be short of ideas or the energy to put them into action. Different types of block require different solutions
- Mental Block
- Emotional Block
- Bad work habits
- Personal issues
What can you do to mitigate these issues?
Start shifting your environment, your perspective, and your approach to the problem you’re working on until you get back into a productive flow. By changing your physical environment it could really help your state of mind and allow you to create. Sometimes we get stuck in the same routine. Make a change to the scenery. Go for a walk in the woods or take a spin on your bike. Nature is a spiritual space that can help us hit the reset button.
If you’re feeling stuck, try to revisit these steps: identify the problem, set goals, brainstorm possibilities, and asses alternatives. Solutions to the bigger problems and projects often come, not when we command them to appear, but because we’ve nurtured ideas for a dedicated amount of time. These ideas are the result of gathering inputs from others, mulling over alternatives, and seeking inspiration to carry us to a higher level.
Know when you need to focus on one idea or you have the capacity to the brainstorm multiple at once.
It’s important to recognize the difference between having creator’s block and simply being distracted. We may think we are more productive when we work on multiple projects at once, but research shows otherwise. Take time to slow down with your weekly tasks. Focus on what you need to do in the week for your business but DON’T overhelm yourself.
Getting feed back from others
I took the time to ask our social media about what they do to get past Creator’s Block. Here are some of there comments:
I hope that we have given you the knowledge and guidance on identifying and getting past Creator’s block. We all go experience it, but we have to take time for ourselves. Life will hit us but it’s a must to learn how to prevent that from stopping the creativity process. Relax, Workout, Cook, or do any activity to relax your mind and try to come back to it the next day. And I guarantee your creative juices you thought you lost will be back in abundance.
Published By Trey Davis
Great read! I think that sometimes, these blocks are a form of our own resistance to the task at hand – like self sabotage. A lot of times, I take it as a sign: the harder it is to do, the more it needs to be done. Resist the resistance. Beat your self (but don’t beat yourself up) because that is who the battle is really with, and it’s all in your head. It’s that old, lazy, unmotivated, doubtful, scary, lesser version of you “blocking” your creativity. And that person wants to beat you every day so that it can make a comeback and thrive in your life. If you can’t be creative, be productive and fight the block with any and all the tools you’ve got!
I like to drive when I’m going around in circles in my head and not producing anything. Even just around my block so I can easily pull over when a good thought comes up that I want to revisit. If I come home with even just one new thing to build off of, I call it a win!
Love your content, keep it up!
THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT INPUT! ITS AMAZING SEEING HOW EVERYONE DEALS WITH WRITERS BLOCK DIFFERENTLY.