Breaking Through Your Creative Block
At Quill, 57% of our team experiences a creative block every other week and they can last from a few hours to a few days.
Whether you’re working from home or in an office, creative blocks are bound to happen. It’s not a matter of if; it’s when. At Quill, 57% of our team experiences a creative block every other week and they can last from a few hours to a few days. What matters most is recognizing it early on and acting fast to move forward. But there is no one solution that works for everyone.
To help you find what works best for you, we want to share some ideas that seem to work for our team at Quill Creative.
This was the most common answer we received in our team poll. Finding inspiration looks different for everyone but some ideas are:
-Painting or drawing: Pick your medium and let your creativity and mind flow
-Read a book: Whether the topic is fiction or non- fiction, new or old; let yourself be transported elsewhere for a while to clear your mind.
-Listen to your favorite playlist: Turn the tunes up and go for a drive, you never know what you’ll come across.
-Eat something: Food can be inspiring and a full stomach helps your mind do its best work!
Bringing your project to other team members can give you a new perspective and help you get over your creative block. Even having an off-topic conversation with a friend can inspire new ideas. Take a walk around your office or call a friend and you’ll be refreshed and ready to hit the ground running in no time!
Sleep on it.
Your brain might be tired. Hit the pause button on your project and get a good night's sleep or take a nap. Allowing your mind to rest can be more beneficial than ‘pushing through.
Next time you hit a creative block and are struggling to focus and find a solution, pick something from this list and give it a try. You’ll begin to learn more about yourself and what methods work best for you.
We would love to hear what works for you! Head to our social channels to be a part of this conversation.