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How to solve a creative block.

Tobi Ayegbusi | CGAfrica
Tobi Ayegbusi
23 Feb 2024

Staring at a blank page, a naked canvas...sigh, creative block gnawing at your soul?  

Fear not, fellow creative! We've all encountered the dreaded creative block. But do not lose faith...Lifted from ancient scrolls, passed down for generations, here's your guide to vanquishing creative block: 

Embrace Imperfection 


Ditch the pressure for perfection. Scribble, sketch, and brainstorm freely – even bad ideas can spark good ones! 

Change Your Scenery  


Escape the usual workspace. Explore a new café, park, or library. Fresh surroundings, equal, fresh thinking! 

Feed Your Muse  


Immerse yourself in inspiring content. Read a book, watch a film, listen to music, play games. Let your creativity spark from different sources. 

Move Your Body 

Exercise isn't just for fitness; it boosts brainpower too! A brisk walk, a yoga session, or even dancing can clear the cobwebs and get your creative juices flowing. 

Collaborate and Connect 

Bounce ideas off of others. Brainstorm with friends, join online communities, or attend workshops. Sharing perspectives can unlock new possibilities. 

Embrace Constraints 

Give yourself limitations. Try writing a poem with only 5 words or drawing a picture with just 3 colours. Restrictions can spark unexpected creativity. 

Unschedule Yourself 


Step away from the rigid routine. Take a nap, explore a new hobby, or simply do NOTHING! Rest and rejuvenation fuel inspiration. 

Celebrate Small Wins 

Acknowledge progress, no matter how small. Each step forward motivates you to keep going. 

Forgive Yourself 

Creative blocks are normal, not a failure. Be kind to yourself and remember, ‘even the most brilliant minds face it’ 

Remember, It's Temporary 


This block is just a hurdle, not the end of the road. Keep trying, keep exploring, and your creativity will shine through again! 

Don't forget to track your creative flow! Note what activities or environments trigger inspiration. A blast to the past is a fast way to keep your creative senses up, this self-awareness helps you recreate those conditions when a block strikes. 

Just like that! You can best that foul creative block that has tormented you for so long. These guides are tested and trusted, don't take my word for it, try them! 

May your creativity remain limitless!