Creative Block: 5 Simple Steps To Overcome Creative Block

Creative block is the enemy of many professionals across industries, from designers to developers and everything in between. A constant flow of new and innovative ideas are necessary for any agency to be successful and remain ahead of the curve.

We’ve compiled a list of our top tips to keep those creative juices flowing:

  1. Tune into Tchaikovsky. Music stimulates the part of the brain that controls creativity and emotion, so crank the office stereo. If you’re still struggling, tune into some Tchaikovsky as studies have shown that classical music, in particular, boosts creativity and concentration.
  2. Think outside the box. Changing up your environment is key to unleashing creativity. Simply moving from your usual workstation to a new space, such as a kitchen or outside table. Even wandering around the office can make minds feel free and result in better creative thinking.
  3. Head to the pub. Believe it or not, you have a reason to head to the pub for a cold one. Participants in a study who consumed an average of three standard alcoholic drinks were more creative than people who didn’t drink at all. This could be due to the fact that alcohol lets us think more broadly and enables us to connect unrelated ideas.
  4. Ask a friend. Don’t be afraid to brainstorm with a colleague or friend. They might mention something that sparks a whole new stream of thought. The more ideas and perspectives, the better the outcome!
  5. Visit your local coffee shop. Ambient noise levels are the best sound for the creative mind. A study has proven that people were most creative with a moderate level of noise in the background. This is because the noise around us is only slightly distracting, encouraging our brains to try a little harder to think more imaginatively.

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. ~ Scott Adams


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