How can we get past creative blocks?
Transform one piece of an idea at a time. We like stay with what we know. Regardless of whether it’s a first draft or a five-year-old work — once a thought exists it becomes harder to think about another.
Iris Shoor presents a neat and simple strategy to conquer blocks. Taking an idea and breaking it into smaller pieces. Quit seeing at your work as a single whole.
Create a rundown of components. After that, concentrate on one section and change only that. A fascinating thing about this strategy: simply isolating components helps thoughts to begin streaming.
Read more about Iris Shoor’s process in Why creativity blocks happen (and how to overcome them)
Brian E. Young is a graphic designer and artist in Baltimore, MD.
Yeah I think that’s the same with any kind of block, not just creative ones. When you break it down into smaller chunks it doesn’t seem so overwhelming.
Very true! It’s a simple tactic that takes practice to remember under any kind of stress. Break the moment down and handle tasks in the present