GET OVER IT! PUSHING PAST CREATIVE BLOCKS
Stuck in a rut? Feeling uninspired? You are not alone! I’ve been getting emails throughout the week from friends and colleagues who are stuck in creative blocks and feeling unmotivated to make the work they set out to create.
This is an issue that I take very seriously, because I know how dreadful, daunting, and down-right depressing it can be to face a creative block. I seem to hit a wall in my own life (creative or otherwise) at least three times a year. It knocks me out cold, and I feel like I have to start from scratch, all over again. It’s nice to know that people feel comfortable enough with me to ask for help, but I hardly know The Answer!
There are, however, a few things that I’ve done in the past to help me overcome my own creative blocks, and I wanted to share them here, for those of you who are struggling with similar issues.. I’ve also made this fancy little image as a quick reminder.
Granted that these methods are written for my friends that draw and make comics, but I think they apply to most situations. Again, I don’t feel like I have The Answer, but I do know what has worked for me in the past, and continues to work in my own life. It pretty much comes down to avoiding the block by doing something else until you’re charged up enough to get back to it, tackling the issue head-on and plowing through it, or turning the issue on its head and approaching it differently. Hopefully this helps.
What have you done in your own life to Get Over It?