10 Ways to Banish Creative Block

Creative block got you in a funk?

Here are 10 ways to overcome creative block:

  • Leave the House
    This one is for all you stay at home creatives (guilty), there is a big beautiful world to explore.

  • Switch off
    Take it old school, have a tech free retreat you can visit to let ideas flow with pencil and paper.

  • Go somewhere new
    Get mobile, pack up your stuff and move to a new location. Try working out of your favourite cafe, local community space or plan a co-working day with friends.

  • Take a stroll
    Feel the wind in your hair, the combo of being outside and the endorphins from exercise will make you feel like a million bucks.

  • Dive into a book
    Escape to a fantasy land or get lost in a characters life, it will be sure to take your mind off what is currently stressing you out.

  • Complete a mindless domestic task
    It’s something you know how to do and won’t take a lot of brain power to do so. The repetition sense of accomplishment you get from doing something you know needs to be done.

  • Take time to relax and free the mind
    Stop, breath, unwind - Take a moment to meditate and get back to you

  • Do something you enjoy
    What is that one thing you love to do other than work? Book in 15 minutes and indulge, guilt free).

  • Book in a coffee date
    Connection is a great source of inspiration, meet up with a friend or schedule a coffee date with someone you admire.

  • Let someone else inspire you
    Head to your local gallery or go to a gig, see what other creatives are up to and appreciate what they have achieved. Support the team!


How do you get out of a creative funk? I’d love to add to this list!
Simple comment below or email me on hello@ottocreative.com.au