Getting in a creative block at work can happen to the best of us. You might have just had a super productive week, and then you hit a wall. This can be extremely frustrating if you need to get things done, but don’t feel like you have the motivation or inspiration to get the tasks done and completed on time. The next time this happens to you, take a deep breath, and try out some of these easy ways to get yourself back into the creative-flow of things.
Take the pressure off yourself.
Many of us tend to be too hard on ourselves. In reality, if you’re trying your best, that’s all you can do. It’s ok to accept to yourself that yes, you’re in a “slump” right now, but yes, you will get out of it! The first step to getting out of the creative slump is just accepting that you are in one.
Find a new space.
Whether you work from home or in an office, relocating to a new space might be a good way to spark up some new ideas. Try sitting in a different area of the office (if possible), or if you’re at home, relocate to a new room for the day, and see how you like it. For all you know, a new environment be exactly what you need. If relocating isn’t an option, try decluttering your workspace. A cleaner space means a clearer mind.
Get away for a bit.
It is okay to take a break from it all if that’s what your head is telling you. Sitting around and thinking about how you have no motivation won’t help, so if you have a few extra days, use one! This could help clear your mental space and put you in a much better position for when you get back from your mini-vacay (even if it was only for a day!)
Write down some goals.
Another way to get your mind off the negative place your head may be at is to write down your goals. Writing something down physically on pen and paper could help you realize what you need to accomplish, prioritize it, and hopefully help you realize that you can get the things don you need to if you take things one at a time!
Take a walk.
Getting some exercise is important all the time, but especially if you’re feeling creatively stumped. Exercising releases some endorphins which put you in a better mood, and can therefore help you get more motivated and productive! So try to get outside (soak in the vitamin D), and get moving!
Get back into it.
After taking a few steps back from work and reevaluating where you’re at, an important step is to just get back into it. It’s the hardest step, but taking that first step back in the door and embracing the challenges you have at hand may put your creative block into perspective and have you realize you can overcome!