Creative block is not something new. Entrepreneurs and business owners alike often experience it. People in general with different discipline and background sometimes experience it as well. However, every individual may have different ways to deal with creative blocks. When running a business, creative blocks can make you even more stressed out.
A business has its own challenge almost on daily basis. If you experience creative blocks for so long, it can block your productivity as well. Hence, it is important to know how to deal with creative blocks and unlock more creative thinking.
Techniques to help deal with creative blocks
Problems and challenges are part of business. However, it is not the problem or the challenge that you should focus on but the way you respond to them. How you find the solution of every problem is what’s more important. So here are some techniques you can try to unlock creative thinking and remove all creative blocks:
Embrace your side-interest. Many people suggest entrepreneurs to choose a business that their put their most interest into. However, sometimes you need different perspective. By embracing and cultivating your side-interests, it is more possible for you to remove creative blocks because there are other problem-solving technique you also learn through your side-interests. It helps you gain more perspective at seeing a problem and how to solve it. You will also be able to learn different discipline which broaden your ways of thinking.
Write your mind down in a note or journal. You can have a small journal where you can write everything into anytime you feel like it. When you face a problem, you can write how you feel about it, what’s your perspective regarding to the problem and who do you think can help you solve it. Your not can be your valuable asset because you can go back and read it. It helps you refine ideas and you can do a self-reflection through it. It can helps improve your problem-solving method and ways of thinking.
Access your creative state. Every individual may have different trigger to awaken their creative state. Some people may need to stuff their headphones in their ears to be able to focus and start their creative state. Some others may need to look at the views of nature to trigger their creative state. The headphone and views of nature are like anchor for every time you need to access your creative states. You can also practice accessing creative state after an interruption and see if you can go in and out of it smoothly.
Try brainstorming through mind mapping. It is easy because mind mapping is pretty simple. You can note a central idea in the middle of your note and start connecting branches with more ideas related. You can also mind map using white board if you don’t like the tiny space in your small journal. You can have a mind map for anything you’s like such as daily goal, monthly goal, unexpected problems, and more.