Creativity blocks can be frustrating and overwhelming, but there are several strategies you can use to overcome them. Here are a few ideas:

By March 28, 2023Blogposts

As frustration builds, remember:

1. Take a break: Taking a break from the issue at hand is often the most effective way to break free of a rut and move forward. Take a stroll, a nap, or engage in some other activity that brings you pleasure. This can help to clear your mind so that you can approach the issue with fresh eyes and provide you with a new perspective.

2. Alter your surroundings: Changing your environment can sometimes be the spark that you need to get your creative juices flowing. You could try working in a different location, or you could rearrange your workspace, in order to create an atmosphere that is fresh and stimulating.

3. Give a different strategy a shot: If you’re having trouble moving forward with a certain project, try approaching it from a different perspective. If you’re working on a story, for instance, you could try writing it from a different character’s point of view or in a different literary genre.

4. Collaborate with other people: Working with other people can sometimes be a helpful way to generate new ideas and break through creative blocks. Find a coworker or a friend with whom you can brainstorm, or join a community or group of people who are creative.

5. Put your creative abilities to the test through practice. Just like any other skill, creativity can be improved through repeated use. Consider devoting a certain amount of time each day to working on a creative project or engaging in creative activity practice, such as drawing or writing.

Keep in mind that being unable to generate new ideas is an inevitable part of the creative process, and that this is something that affects everyone occasionally. You can get through the block and continue creating if you experiment with a variety of different strategies and remain persistent.

by @MarkPavelich CEO The Mark Consulting & Marketing