Unclogging Your “Creative Block”


“Writer’s block is a condition, associated with writing as a profession, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work. The condition varies widely in intensity. It can be trivial, a temporary difficulty in dealing with the task in hand. At the other extreme, some “blocked” writers have been unable to work for years on end, and some have even abandoned their careers.” – Wikipedia

Writers suffer from a “Writer’s Block”, meaning that I’m definitely suffering from a “Creative Block” from time to time.  It sure feels like my head is clogged and I can’t get my creative juices flowing again!

Some of my symptoms:

  • I feel listless
  • Avoid my sketch book
  • Spend lots of time on the interwebs

When this happens to me, I usually have to do something to get things flowing again.  So I decided to come up with a list of things to do to unclog my creative blockage problem.  Hopefully this list will help you to when your need to get your creative juices flowing…

  1. Take a walk
  2. Organize creative space
  3. Clean the house
  4. Buy some art supplies
  5. Exercise
  6. Try a new technique
  7. Set a specific time to create
  8. Turn on favorite tunes
  9. Take a break
  10. Visit the library
  11. Look at old sketches
  12. Create in a different location
  13. Keep at it
  14. Take a nice long bath
  15. Make a list – future goals, projects, techniques
  16. Go on a vacation (even a mini one)
  17. Set a deadline
  18. Get working
  19. Take a quick nap
  20. Shop handmade
  21. Throw some color in the mix
  22. Keep a digital “inspiration” folder and look at it periodically
  23. Remember that there is no quick fix
  24. Work on yard/garden
  25. Eat a yummy dessert
  26. Talk to another artist
  27. Bake some cookies

A couple of  interesting web articles that I came across with some suggestions:

Few books about the topic…

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