Avoid Hitting The Creative Wall

Avoid Hitting The Creative Wall

Something that happens to everyone at some point in their life is ‘hitting the wall’ not in the literal sense, but the “creative wall” if you will. The expression itself may have a fairly diverse definition from person to person, but in general, for creatives it boils down to a handful of things that lead us to that creative barricade or obstacle we just can’t seem to overcome, or a problem we struggle to solve. So in this post I want to help address those obstacles and share with you how I overcome them, and how you can try and avoid them in the first place, because avoiding hitting the creative wall is a lot more efficient than having to try and overcome it. Prevention over a cure is what we’re aiming for. The best way to comprehend a problem is to break it down into smaller chunks and deal with those chunks individually. So first of all let’s look at a few common things that can force us into hitting that creative wall, then break it down from there. What can make us hit the creative wall? There’s a lot that can drive a creative professional speeding right into the creative wall. This is a brief list of a few things i’ve found myself dealing with in my freelance career, along with the steps that I’ve taken to digest and overcome them. Lack of inspiration Creative constraints Lacking confidence/experience External real life issues/influences Revision after revision, after revision… after revision, and more revisions… Sure, there’s always more that you could add to this list, but i’ve found that...