21 Jan EFFECTIVE WAYS TO DEAL WITH A CREATIVE BLOCK
A creative block is often described as one’s inability to express creativity. It happens to the best of us.
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Creative blocks can be sometimes abnormal because you move from a phase of accessing your internal creativity to having no motivation to create anything whatsoever. It could have been nice, if creatives got a beep or a notification that says “Alert Alert, a creative block ahead” or thread carefully you might experience a creative block shortly. Unfortunately there is nothing like that.
The downside of facing a creative block is that it might last hours, days, or even weeks. It was recently discovered that a creative block can also last up to a year!
5 WAYS TO DEAL WITH A CREATIVE BLOCK
I will be sharing some effective ways to deal with a creative block below:
1. Find what works for you
2. Have a content bank
3. Document as much as possible
4. Surround yourself with fellow creatives
5. Take a break.
1. Find what works for you:
Creative people get inspired by random things. Does listening to a podcast work for you? Does watching a random inspirational video work for you? Maybe it’s stepping out of your workspace occasionally to get things done. Then you should do more of it. Doing what works for you as a creative keeps you more energized and inspired.
2. Have a content bank:
As much as you want to showcase yourself as a “Content King or Boss”, You should consider having a content bank. This will help you on days you feel less inspired to create anything. It keeps you on the front line knowing fully well that you can rest while having a lot of content to dish out.
3. Document as much as possible:
Creators are known for documenting even the most random and littlest things. As a creative, you want to visit more places, talk to more people, hold more conversations with other creatives. These things have a way of stimulating your creative juice.
4. Surround yourself with fellow creatives:
Birds of the same feather flock together comes to mind here. If you can create great things in isolation, think about the amazing things you will create when you are with other creatives. Find your fellow creatives, be part of a community that is value driven, this way you get to experience how creative people can be. it helps you stay motivated and determined.
5. Take a break:
Overworking yourself as a creative affects you greatly. Try as much as possible to take breaks. This will help you see your work differently. Commit to taking short breaks even at work. Someone once said ”Working for two hours and taking ten minutes break at intervals doesn’t hurt”, it only helps you get more productive.
Lastly, Enjoy every moment as a creative.