As an entrepreneur, you’re bound to face high and low points in business. Just as you’d have periods of great exploits when everything you touch turns to gold, difficulties can get overwhelming very quickly. And in times like this, your mind may go blank. Ideas would not pop up in your head like they used to, and you just wouldn’t know what to do.
Lack of creative insights may be a result of overworking yourself or the accumulation of stress.
However, to survive in the ever-competitive business world, you need your creative mind awakened and you need it fast. So, here are tips to maintain creativity in your entrepreneurial journey no matter the odds.
Come Back for it Later
The best way to solve a problem is to stop thinking about the problem. When you take your mind off the problem, you won’t be clouded by the negatives and what-ifs. Instead, your mind focuses on working out a solution subconsciously. When in a tight creative spot, move on to another activity, it could be totally unrelated to the problem at hand.
But for sure, your mind won’t forget, it’ll keep working. If you embrace this thought process, you’d be amazed at how many helpful solutions would pop in your head even when you’re least expecting it.
Think About Good Memories
When you think about your best memories, you can easily get the inspiration you need. They could be days when business was booming. It also could be as random as the day you met your first love. Just try to feel good and clear your mind from time to time. Your creative process is sure to improve when you’re clear-headed and happy.
Don’t Chase Perfection all the Time
When you’re trying to be perfect, you’re only keeping your creative mind from blooming. That’s because you’d be so focused on irrelevant details, while important ones could sneak under the radar. When you conceive an idea, work on it, don’t wait until you figure it all out before you put in the work. Trust that with time, it’d improve… it always does.
Read Success Stories of Your Mentors
Experience remains the best teacher. A lot of successful entrepreneurs have been in your shoes. They had blanks of their own but managed to pull through to remain at the top in business. Pick up their autobiographies, read and digest. How did entrepreneurs of the past get over their creative blocks? You wouldn’t know if you don’t read. But when you do, it may be just what you need to get out of your tight spot creative-wise.
Talk to People You Love
It doesn’t necessarily have to be your spouse, it could be a close friend or family. When you discuss random subjects with close acquaintances, it opens and relaxes your mind. Which is exactly what you need when looking for creative solutions.
Change Your Scenery
You’d be surprised by how much fresh air can rejuvenate the mind. In the middle of a creative block, the sight of nature could be all you need to unwind. You could simply step outside your office building to enjoy some fresh air. Alternatively, you could go for a walk, sit in a park listening to the birds’ chirp, or lay on the grass facing the sunshine.
These activities would sure make you relax and take your mind off work for a moment. By the time you get back to work, you will have a clearer sight of your problems, and solutions would be more forthcoming.