The 1 Trick to Breaking Creative Block
“When starting out a new post”…. No, that’s not right. “It’s important to keep in mind when writing that”… wait, that won’t work. “In a world”… hold on, that’s not even close. This can often be a typical thought process for many people when they first start out a new project. For creative minds everywhere, ideas can be abundant but turning them into tangible works is one of the hardest parts.
The feeling of sitting down to put ideas on paper and not knowing where to begin is a daunting, yet common starting place. Every idea of what to write, design, and produce can be just within reach as you sit with anticipation on the edge of creation. If the content you’re creating is for a job or on a deadline, having an idea sitting in the open void can be a stressful position. Even if you layout all the points you need to highlight, it’s tough to decipher the best way to do so.
Want to know the best way to break through the barrier of the infamous creative block?
Just put something down.
Whether it makes sense or not, putting any sort of sentence or line on a paper will open up the creative channels. Personally, I find myself getting stuck on the very first sentence so I rework it over and over until I don’t even remember my other ideas for the piece I’m working on. By just getting over the barricade of the first sentence, I allow myself to just keep going until I find the pace, voice, and angle I want to use in my work.
Funnily enough, once I reach the end of the first section that I work on, I always feel like I have a better idea of how I should begin. By just putting something on paper, you’re able to explore the other ideas so worry less about how to start and more about the ideas you have along the way and where you want your work to end.
How do you overcome a creative block? Let us know in the comments below!