Creative block is something everyone will suffer with from time to time and when you just don’t have the time to procrastinate, it can be frustrating. The bigger problem is the fact that we already know how to combat it, but when we’re in that block it’s harder to see through the fog without some help. Here’s some ways to remind you that you can push through, you can get re-inspired and you will see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Take Your Mind Off It Completely
Whatever it is you’re forcing yourself to do, stop. Come back to it another time because it’s not going to happen right this second. Instead, take your mind off it completely and either go and relax, watch some mindless television or do a simple job like tidying your creative space or do the washing up. We all know that forcing something to happen won’t come easily, so you might as well do something else and let it naturally come back to you.
Go Somewhere That Inspires You
This can be anywhere, it could be as close as your back garden, a museum or a walk through. You could go virtual like Pinterest, Instagram or even have a good look through all your photographs that you have stored on your computer. Anything that can re-inspire you can help deal with creative block because you’re igniting those juices once again.
Change The Task
As said earlier, sometimes just simply changing the task you’re doing can help. Go and do something more menial like checking your emails, updating your Facebook status, just something simple that doesn’t require much thought until your block fades away and you can see more clearly when you come back to the original job. Sometimes completely pushing it to one side and moving past it can work better for others, tackle that other big job on your to-do list that doesn’t require much creativeness like updating your accounts.
Make A List
Creative people tend to have so many ideas rattling around that they can become overwhelming and can induce the creative block. Getting it all out of your head in a list, no matter how scattered of a list, can help you see more clearly on each task. I am a big list person, if I don’t make a list I try to constantly think of everything so that I don’t forget anything. But as a result I push myself into that fog because I can’t focus on one task at a time. The lists can be as neat as you like or as messy, just make sure you get it all out! Even the finer details if you’ve already thought them out, draw diagrams too if you like!
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