Overcoming Creative Block

Creativity is a skill that you can develop and nurture. The fact that you are having trouble being creative right now means that you have the opportunity to practice it!


Develop an awareness of your creative processes

There are a few steps you can take to help yourself get over creative block. The first is to develop an awareness of your creative processes. This means knowing when you’re most productive and how you work best. For example, some people do their best work in the morning or at night, while others prefer working on weekends or during their lunch break at work. Once you’ve figured out what works best for you, try keeping track of how long it takes for ideas to come into being when using this method versus another one–you may find that there are certain times of day where ideas flow more freely than others!

To further develop this awareness, try keeping a journal or notebook handy at all times so that whenever inspiration strikes (or even if it doesn’t), write down whatever comes into your mind without editing yourself too much beforehand; otherwise those fleeting thoughts might be lost forever! 


Brainstorm often and always

The more you brainstorm, the better at it you’ll become. Brainstorming helps you find inspiration and ideas that can lead to great stories. It’s also important for staying on track with your projects: when you’re stuck in a rut, brainstorming is a great way to get your brain warmed up again!


Try a change of scenery

If you’re feeling stuck and can’t get the ideas flowing, try a change of scenery:

  • Go to a coffee shop or library.
  • Go to a different part of town (even if it’s just walking down the street).
  • Try working in the morning or at night instead of when you normally do so that your brain will be more alert than usual. You might find yourself coming up with some amazing stuff if this happens!


Take risks and learn from them 

Taking risks is an important part of being a creative person. You want to try new things, push yourself, and learn from your mistakes. If you don’t take risks, your work will never be as good as it could be because you’ll never grow as a person or expand your horizons by exploring new things.

But don’t go overboard! It’s okay to start small–in fact, I recommend that because it gives us an opportunity to practice taking risks before we dive into something big (which leads me nicely into my next point).


You are more than your creative block, so don’t let it define you.

Creative block is a normal part of the creative process, but it doesn’t have to define you. There are many ways to overcome creative block, including trying new things and taking breaks.



So, if you’re feeling blocked, don’t worry! We’ve got some tips for you. First of all, try to develop an awareness of your creative processes. This will help you identify when something is going wrong so that you can get back on track quickly. Next, brainstorm often and always–even if it’s just scribbling down ideas or free-writing about what’s bugging you today so that tomorrow feels less stressful (and maybe even more productive). Finally, take risks and learn from them: whether it means trying out a new medium or just getting outside for some fresh air–whatever helps clear away those pesky mental blocks in order to get back into flow again!