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Overcoming Creativity Blocks

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OVERCOMING CREATIVITY BLOCKS

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Overcoming creativity blocks…

Ever feel stuck or like every day is a replay? Let’s talk about how to overcome creative blocks and light that passion again!

Overcoming creative blocks isn’t reserved for artists or people in creative professions—it’s for anyone searching for that missing zest in life. Think about it—when was the last time you allowed yourself to explore something new, just for the sheer joy of it?

Creativity is the lifeblood of a vibrant life, and when it’s absent, everything seems a tad grey. But don’t worry, with a bit of introspection and a willingness to step out of your comfort zone, you can overcome creative blocks and we discuss it all here in this episode.

In this motivational podcast episode we discuss:

  • Ways our mind keeps us stale and stuck
  • Types of Creative Blocks
  • Daily strategies to spark creativity

Listen to stop stalling and find those inspiration sparks!

 

 

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“The easiest way to get over this curiosity block is to experiment, to get curious.”

 

Creativity: More Than Just Arts and Crafts

 

Creativity isn’t just for the painters, the writers, or the musicians; it’s a vital component of every human being’s life. It’s about finding novel solutions to everyday problems, cooking a meal from scratch without a recipe, or even devising a new route on your morning walk. Yet, we often find ourselves confined within the boundaries of routine, our creative impulses dulled by the monotonous hum of daily life. The first step in overcoming creative blocks is to expand our definition of what it means to be creative.

 

What’s Stopping You? The Three Types of Creative Blocks

 

So what’s holding you back? Identifying the type of creative block you’re experiencing is crucial. There are typically three culprits: historical, emotional, and curiosity blocks. Historical blocks are the voices of our past, reminding us of every criticism and failure, whereas emotional blocks are the internal barriers like fear and self-doubt. Curiosity blocks, on the other hand, stem from a lack of novelty, a missing sense of adventure in our lives. Recognizing these blocks is the first step to overcoming creative blocks.

 

The Hidden Weight of Unused Potential

 

Think about the guitar collecting dust in the corner of your room or the journal in your drawer that’s still wrapped in plastic. These are symbols of your creative potential that’s been shelved, postponed for a ‘someday’ that never comes. I’ve been there, lugging around my watercolors and brushes with the intention to paint the landscapes of every new country I visited. But they remained untouched, and it took a friend’s innocent question to make me realize the weight of my unfulfilled intentions. This realization is a powerful ally in overcoming creative blocks.

 

Actionable Ways to Reignite Your Creative Spark

 

But realization alone isn’t enough. You need to act. Dabble in something entirely new and out of your comfort zone. It could be as simple as taking a different type of dance class or as challenging as a pottery lesson. You might find yourself in a room, feeling out of place, but it is precisely these situations that often lead to the most profound creative breakthroughs. By engaging in new activities, you’re not just overcoming creative blocks; you’re also paving the way for new forms of expression and joy.

 

Building a Daily Creative Habit for Sustained Inspiration

 

Consistency is key when it comes to creativity. Carve out a little time every day to indulge in a creative pursuit, no matter how small. This could be writing a few lines of poetry with your morning coffee or sketching a random object on your desk during lunch. It’s these daily practices that build the resilience needed to keep overcoming creative blocks.

Overcoming creative blocks isn’t an overnight miracle. It’s a path paved with patience, self-discovery, and a dash of bravery. So, I urge you: dust off that guitar, unwrap that journal, and use your creativity to paint your life with vibrant colors of joy and fulfillment.

I hope you feel a spark—a small flicker of inspiration urging you to act. Take that spark and fan it into a flame.

 

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