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How to overcome creative block

Whether you work in a creative industry or you use your personal time to focus on a creative hobby, we have all suffered with the dreaded creative block! It can sometimes be hard to feel inspired and struggle to get those creative juices flowing, instead of feeling stressed put some of our great tips into practise!

Organise your space:

Creating a tidy and organised space can help to prevent creative blocks. When your space is untidy and unorganised it can be easy for you to become distracted by the mess surrounding you. Take some time out of your day to give your workspace a clean. You may also want to cover your space with things that inspire you, whether it be pictures, plants or motivational quotes, this can help you to feel enthusiastic about your work!

Research                                   

If you are struggling for inspiration, go back to the basics with research. Take your time to research your product, study likeminded people’s work, and look at mood boards, read articles that will help you to find what you are looking for. When I struggle with creative block, I spend some time researching various; relevant articles in order to kick-start my creative juices.

Take a break

Don’t beat yourself up. Creative block happens to the best of us! Take a 20-minute break to give yourself some time to relax and go back to your project with a fresh mind and attitude.

Brainstorm

Create a list / mind map with ideas and phrases that are relevant to your project. It is easy for your thoughts to become jumbled if you don’t write them down, this can confuse your thought process and make it difficult to know where to even begin. Once you have written down thoughts and phrases, it is easier to review your notes and decide which ideas you can expand upon and which you can cross out.

Ask for help

Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you are struggling with ideas, ask a friend, family member or colleague to help you. Other people can offer different perspectives, which can give you new thoughts, and inspiration on your project!

Don’t be afraid of creators block, we have all been there! If you follow our top tips your creative juices will be flowing again in no time!