I don’t believe that anyone will always be inspired and be full of ideas. There will be times when a dip in creativity can become a huge creative block. Hopefully, it’s not something you will experience too often but if you are here is some advice on how to get out of a creative block.
When you are trying to overcome a creative block the more you think about it and push against it, the worse it can get. Having a full creative block can feel like a nightmare, especially in today’s online world where there is much creative work involved all of the time.
You begin to wonder if you will ever have an idea again and if you will ever get the creative juices flowing.
This has certainly happened to me and the more I try to push it the worse it can get. Sometimes a good night’s sleep or a scroll on social media will give you inspiration but this doesn’t always resolve it.
You can begin to feel guilty for not sticking to your self-imposed schedule. You feel like a failure for not producing high-quality content. Self-doubt surrounds you at all times because you are not able to come up with any new ideas.
How to get out of a creative block
To work your way out of a creative block, a deep one that feels impossible to get out. There are a few things you can try.
The first is to be kind to yourself. If you have been creating for a long time then the last few years have been a challenge for everyone. Give yourself some grace and allow a break from creating. You don’t have to announce it but take a break for a week or a month or whatever you need to take the pressure off.
As a creative, your creativity will return so remember that this creative block will pass.
Once you have taken a break, you might find one day that you are inspired and ready to do something new.
Sit down and write, draw, film or whatever your creative outlet is. Just start something, it doesn’t have to be shared. I often find that “just doing” can kickstart your creativity again.
It might not be anything groundbreaking but taking a break, removing the rules and then doing something can be the key to unlocking your creative block and getting back into your creative process.