Breaking Creative Barriers in Writing

The Biggest Obstacles to your Creativity

Do you feel like you lack imagination? Do you struggle to create or to find solutions to the challenges in your life?

It’s possible you’re suffering from a few creativity-blocking obstacles. By identifying the obstacles in your path, you can find ways to work around them.

10 Ways to eliminate the creativity blockers from your life:

  1. A cluttered mind makes creativity a challenge. Have you ever noticed that your best ideas come when you’re alone? You’re either being quiet or doing something very routine, like driving on a low-traffic road or taking a walk. It’s hard to get the creative juices flowing when you have too much going on.

  2. You don’t prime your creative mechanism. Try doing a different creative activity for a few minutes. If you’re trying to write a book, try creating and humming a new song for a few minutes. Legos, Lincoln Logs, tinker toys, modeling clay, crayons and brain teasers are other options.
  3. Stress. You might have time to yourself, but still be too distracted to be creative. When your adrenaline is flowing, and you’re dealing with the stresses of life, creativity can be hard to find.

  4. A narrow focus can limit your ability to find new solutions. Keep an open mind and consider all the possibilities. Avoid assuming you know where the general location of the answer to your challenge is. The best solution might be something you’ve never considered.

  5. You don’t believe you are a creative person. You’ve used your creativity countless times in the past. From dealing with an unpleasant boss to keeping a moody child occupied. Believe you’re a creative person and you’ll prove yourself correct.

  6. You never get started. Creative endeavors can be intimidating. Procrastination is one of the primary enemies to creativity. Set aside time each day to be creative, even if you’re convinced you’re wasting your time. You never know when your creative genius will strike.

  7. Fear of failure. The possibility of failure can stop anyone in their tracks. Think of all the times you failed in the past and came through unscathed. Creativity feels risky, but it’s all in your head.

  8.  You’re stuck in a rut. It’s not easy to come up with ideas in the same old space. Get outdoors or at least move yourself into a space you don’t normally use, like a spare bedroom or a conference room.

  9. You insist on doing it alone. Fresh minds bring fresh ideas. Ask others for their input. You’re likely to find that the ideas of others trigger your own new ideas. Get some help! Who is the most creative person you know? They should be your first call.

  10. You don’t have enough experience. You may have been a very creative child, but if you’re not flexing your creative muscles on a regular basis, you might be out of practice. Spend a few minutes being creative each day and you’ll enhance your creative skills.

Creativity is a powerful skill and ability to possess. The most creative people in the world have a huge advantage over the rest of us.

If you’re struggling to be creative, it’s likely that an obstacle or two is standing in your way. Overcome your obstacles and use your creativity to your advantage.

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How to Overcome Writers Block: 5 Tips that work!

Common causes of Writers Block

All writers have come across writers block a time or two, maybe even 3 or 4. But here are some of the things I have learned Which may have caused writer’s block:

Physically Prepared: Physically you are ready. You sat down to the computer, you blocked off time to write, but mentally, your MIND is not quite focused yet. This happens to the best of us.

Clarity: Your ideas are not clear. You may have considered what you wanted to write about but when you sat down, your ideas are not coming out as clear as you thought they would.

Perfect Timing: You’re looking for the perfect opportunity to get started. When you wait for EVERYTHING to come together, sometimes it never does.

How do we overcome these “Issues?”

There are several ways you can go about getting beyond Writers Block. I will share with you 5 Tips to overcoming Writers Block. These tips have proven to work for me and I also suggest them to others.

Here are 5 Tips for Overcoming Writers Block:

1) Relaxation: Grab a cup of your favorite hot tea and listen to some soothing nature Sounds like ocean waves, rain or birds chirping.

2) Hit the Beach: If you live near water, like a lake or beach, spend some time sitting on the water. The roar of the sea helps to open up your inner writer’s flow. Take your journal, you WILL be inspired to write.

3) Meditate: Meditation helps to clear out your mind, and releases your writing rhythm. But only meditate on good things.

4) Walk Away: Walk away from your work station and focus your mind on something else; then come back. Walking away from what you are writing will help you to clear your mind. This will also alleviate any pressure you may fill to just “get done” with whatever you are working on.

5) Focus on Your Subject Matter: Listen to a podcast, audio recording or watch a program that is relevant to what you are writing about. Watching and listening to content similar to what you are writing somehow seems to stir up your creative juices. Now be careful, don’t plagiarize! Listen for Inspiration, not Duplication!

I hope these 5 Tips to Overcoming Writers Block help you to push past those barriers to create and publish books that are works of art!