What Do You Do When You’re “BLOCKED”?

I hate when it happens. And, even after “forever” in this business, it still happens to me … regularly.

The ole creative juices just won’t flow. Some call it a “block.” I call it “AAARRRGGGHHH!!!!” Well, that’s what I say, anyway.

I do have some rituals that I go through to try to unlock the creative dam. Like taking a walk to clear my head, or even a quick drive around the block (or to the ice cream shop … Yum!). And I’m never without something to write on and with. You never know where you’ll be when the ideas start to come to you. Just a pocket-sized notebook and pencil will do. Scribble down your ideas, then flesh them out when you are able.

Take a nap. Yep. That’s right. Take a nap. It’s amazing what a little shut-eye can do.

Listen to some upbeat music. Mind you, I said “upbeat,” not “headbanger.” Keep it on a positive note!

That’s it for me. What about y’all? What do you do to help unblock your creative blockage?

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”
– Scott Adams, creator of “Dilbert”

Lynda Lesley
VP, Creative Director
The Cirlot Agency

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