Having a creative profession is not always easy. It sounds super fun, but the creative part depends on your inspiration. If overcoming a creative block were as easy as jumping over a fence, we would live in a world brimming with creativity. The multiple connections that give rise to new ideas would make science, art, and practically all manifestations of our civilization would enhance. Maybe even the lawyers would dare to try something new, like loosening their ties a bit, who knows!
The creative block, especially feared by artists, but which also affects anyone who works in an environment where ideas are valued, is within those strange phenomena that are kept in the depths of our brains and, it seems, far from the reach of any tool.
To help you overcome your creative blockage, we sought the recommendations of successful artist David Berkowitz Chicago, who will serve as a pole for the great leap that will end your creative block.
The well-known naïve painter David Berkowitz Chicago has used these tricks for long-term creativity blocks (anyone can have a bad afternoon, that doesn’t count) but they can also be useful for those of you who feel half full and need an infusion of creative energy.
Take your time
Take some time to figure out what the problem is. If you realize that you need to go in a new direction, work on that. If you feel overwhelmed by other concerns, list them, identify which ones are urgent and which ones you just want to complete at some point, and stick to the list. You may just need to take a break: do something you like, like cooking, or reading. Try to choose something that gives your mind room to work, but doesn’t remind you too much that you have work to do.
Some artists including naïve art painter David Berkowitz Chicago, have found that it makes them good to have a quiet space that they know belongs to them and in which they can be at peace, without being disturbed by anyone. If you feel that your normal space is giving you some claustrophobia, go for a walk, run, or ride a bike in an area that you know or want to know, and remember to open yourself to experience new landscapes and emotions. If you think the problem is your workspace, look for ways to change or improve it – just be careful not to spend too much time on something that could simply be procrastination. Keep in mind that the goal is to return to work with a fresh vision.