As long as your work is not about doing the exact same tasks every day, you have probably faced a creative block before. Anything that requires you to create something new requires a certain amount of creativity.
We have to spend energy thinking about new ideas. Then we will have to find ways to turn those ideas into reality. Even after putting the first word or idea on paper, there’s a lot more work to do after that to get to a finished project.
But there will come a time when you will feel stuck. Or worse, your thoughts will overwhelm you, suggesting that you give up on the thing that you are working on.
“Forget about your dream.”
“Why can’t you do something normal like everyone else?”
“Who do you think you are to try something like that?”
Some call it a creative block. Steven Pressfield calls it the Resistance.
And when you hit your creative block, it feels as if your judgement is clouded. You can’t think clearly. You can’t seem to generate any useful ideas. Even doing research for your work feels like climbing up Mount Everest.
But instead of walking away to get some fresh air. Or taking multiple naps throughout the day. Or even giving up on your work – at least for a while. Sometimes the better way is to push through your creative block.
Instead, choose to sit down at your computer. Or your workstation. Instead of running away from the battle, you can choose to push through the challenging part of your work.
Don’t let the Resistance win its battle against you. The greater the impact of your work, the greater the Resistance you will feel. Don’t let it stop you from what you were doing.
You can learn to push through a creative block. All you have to do is try.