I've got a post here explaining major courses of creative blocks and how to overcome them!
First we have to get an obvious question out of the way...
What is a creative block?
- "I'm struggling for ideas & confidence"
- "I can't focus"
- "Hard to know what I want or should be doing"
- "There is not motivation, I'm lost"
Are some of the feelings or sayings you might think of when you're in a creative block.
Do any of those sound familiar? If so, then you have probably experienced a "creative block" at some point in your life. A creative block can be described as the inability to access one's internal creativity.
We ALL go through it. It's most common in the design industry but can also apply to those Facebook Ad campaign, SOS', web design, signing, & more.
Some of the most common causes are self-doubt, comparing yourself to others, personal problems, creative burnout, and repeated rejection.
But here are a few reasons to overcome this creative block and get back into YOUR flow. 👇🏼
#1. Take a break...
The first thing you should do to try and get out of a creative block is simply taking a break. Get off the screen. Go outside, go for a run, play videos games, hang with friends, etc. Just get away and do something you generally enjoy.
#2. Do something that excites & inspires you!
Keep work aside and do something that makes you excited. Maybe it's a hobby, leisure, or physical activity. Just something to spark excitement, inspiration, & happiness in your own way.
#3. Give yourself "me time".
In this digital age and people like GaryVee, the first thought is "grind 24/7" ... "Team no sleep" ... etc. But I promise if you do more effective time with your business hours, you'll be able to create more free time to be YOU. The last thing you want is to be tied to your business 24/7. You need to make time for yourself and working on too many projects at once can ruin that creativity you were born with.
#4. Face those fears.
Simple -- face your fears. Whatever you're afraid of, do it. When you learn that you CAN do something when at first you thought you couldn't, it will obviously create a huge rush of excitement, blood pounding, creativity.
#5. Don't be afraid to ask for help.
WAY too many people think they can do it alone. Wrong. This online or entrepreneurial journey can take a series tool on you and your brain. If it becomes too much, please don't just shut down. Instead, find someone you can have a generally deep conversation with.
Seriously, if you're stuck and not sure what to do for a creative block. Just sleep -- often times you'll wake back up and be re-energized ready to rock n' roll.
#7. Use a whiteboard.
They cost like $20 at Walmart, but if you're losing your creativity, use a whiteboard and go crazy. Some of my best ideas have come from a whiteboard because I can visually lay things out and edit them within seconds. Allowing my to just GO instead of thinking first.
I don't recommend this, and that's why it's #8. But one thing you can do is wait until the last minute. When you wait until the last minute, you know you can no longer sit there "thinking" because it HAS TO BE DONE. Therefore, your decision making comes into play and it's time to make choices to get the job DONE.
Questions or want to add your own tip?