Creative block is the inability to access the flow of inspiration and creativity. It can last for days, months, and in some cases even years. Most creative individuals like designers, artists, writers and even musicians are prone to it. It is very frustrating phase, known to make a person feel like he can no longer do anything productive.
What’s Hurting your Creativity?
Locked in your own thoughts, you fail to think straight, over think things and start making assumptions.
Problems like a recent heart break, financial issues, rejection or other conflicts that cause embarrassment and pain.
Working too hard for too long, sleeping too late and waking too early or mundane tasks interfering with you work.
Financial issues, overload of work, monotonous routine and various emotional issues are likely to lead to low self esteem and depression.
Too much work with too little time, paralyzed by too many commitments and obligations.
Lack of Sleep
Not getting enough sleep can be one of the primary causes. A brain that is not well rested will fail to perform even the simplest of tasks.
These Lead to
- Destructive Behavior
- Low Self – Esteem
- Self Doubt
- Self Criticism
Take a Break
Deal with what’s bothering you, be it personal problems or any other emotional conflicts.
How to Kill Self Doubt
Trick it: Plan for something & do something totally different
Banish it: Don’t listen to the negative voice & keep telling yourself that you can do it.
Use Affirmations: Use positive affirmations to deal with the inner negatively. Remove the word no from your mind!
Fight the Stress with These Stress Busters
Disconnect from Routine
Get away from your PC, out of your daily routine & do something different.
Take a Vacation
Travel to another country, visit a new city or roam around your town, visit museums, galleries and discover new things.
Cook or Shower
Experiment in the kitchen and cook or take a long relaxing bath. Sometimes you get the best of ideas in the shower.
Doodle & Collect
Keep a diary ready to jot down ideas or create an inspiration board to collect images of thing that inspire you.
Learn about other cultures, exchange ideas and discuss new things with other people.
Follow the stars
Get inspired by other creative people in the industry. Go through their work and find inspirations.
Find good books. Search online or ask friends and peers for inspiring books and read.
Ride a Bike
Ride a bike, take a walk by yourself or take your dog along to a nearby park and let nature inspire you.
Be a Kid Again
Find the inner child within you, and think like a kid again, without limitations & boundaries.
Just Hang Out
Go out with friends for a movie, lunch, play an outdoor game or just hang out with them or a a drink and do something fun.
Take a Chill Pill & Trust Your Abilities
Stop forcing yourself to do stuff and just relax! Handle your problems without losing your head and confidence. Seek help from friends & family. If nothing works, get professional help.