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Overcoming Creative Blocks

We know the feeling. You’re staring at a screen, waiting for inspiration to strike… but it just won’t come. You’ve hit a creative block. But you don’t need to be defeated by it. Here are 3 common causes of creative blocks – and how to overcome them:

1. Monotony
Doing the same things day in, day out often means you end up thinking the same thoughts. So, mix things up: take a different route to work, try a new activity, listen to a new album. You might just find inspiration around the next corner.

2. Self-doubt
The best way to overcome self-doubt is by silencing it with action. Go ahead and try your ideas out. The more challenges you face, the more you’ll have to employ creative thinking to work your way around them, and the more creative you’ll be.

3. Fear of failure
Try anyway. Never trying means never learning and never improving, and that damages your creativity considerably. Even if you do fail, you’ll know more than you did when you started – and you can create something new with that knowledge.

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