Today I’m going to talk about creative blocks. Don’t you ever get stuck ? like ideas don’t go anywhere. They don’t come in, let alone get out of my mind.
How can? The felling is so frustrating. Although, let’s faced we all go through this at some point in our lives. If you’re a creative is a painters block, designers block, writers block. It’s a dumb place to be.
Although, being stuck is not limited to a specific area. You can get stuck at work, in your relationships, with your diet. This block, is a resistance. We suppose to be working on something, but we don’t feel motivated.
It’s not a black hole or a place of not ideas. It’s a place where specific ideas fall off your hands.
Work on something else. Make a nice dinner, go for a walk, think about your favourite films. This usually works for me.
When we’re too attached to a project is natural feel stuck. Likewise, when things don’t come out as expected we feel powerless. Things don’t fit together. This is common in all humans.
But you know what? It’s fine.
The idea is review your motivations, analyse how you got here and reverse engineering if necessary. I’m not an expert, but these books may help. It gives advice on how to get unstuck in the creative process and in life in general.
I really hope it helps.
5 books to help you get unstuck
MIND BLAST: Got Stuck? by Lev Mikulitski. The author is a business expert, like many of us, he also felt stuck at some point in his life. In this book he shares strategies to get unstuck, no matter your age, level of success or profession.
This is a self-published work, clearly written. Not self-development gurus, Mikulitski gives sounded advise to get unstuck.
Now What? Getting Unstuck in a Sticky World: How Taking Action is the Key to Unlocking Your Ultimate Potential by Jordan Ring. This book tells how you can take positive action and find your way out. The book tells the path to get that ball rolling.
Rings says ” it’s not going to be easy, but if you stay on your track you can accomplish anything”. He wrote two books in the same year, so he knows what’s he is talking about.
Getting Unstuck: A Guide to Discovering Your Next Career Path by Timothy Butler. His a business psychologist and researcher. He explains how and why we tend to “impasse”, in those moments we have to find strength to change our paths.
He gives case studies of people who went from being miserable at work to successful employee after taking action and change their life patterns.
Creative Block: Get Unstuck, Discover New Ideas. Advice & Projects from 50 Successful Artists by Danielle Krysa (2014-02-18) this is more for creative blocks. The books compiles 50 artists’ works, ideas and frustrations.
Krysa gives an insight of the lives of 50 artists. We creatives swim in ideas, this books demonstrates this is not always the case. How do artists carry on? The book tells what artists do to get over creative blocks. The kind of obstacles they face, and the greatest achievements.
Creating Space to Thrive: Get Unstuck, Reboot Your Creativity and Change Your Life by Courtney Kenney. She is a freelance project manager and writer consultant. The book gives tips on how to get the project of your life running.
Based on research and interviews she finds creativity as the key to get unstuck. This book tells to use creative thinking in order to bring the spark in your life and ultimate liberation.