...and what you can do about it.
We’ve all been there: Staring at a blinking cursor on a bright white screen, your brain as blank as the Word document in front of you. Creativity can be elusive, coming and going unexpectedly and refusing to be there when you need it most.
Periods of creative blockage can be frustrating, but you don’t have to sit around and wait for the muses to strike you with inspiration again. Simply being aware of what might be hindering your creativity can help you move past any blockages.
Here are five things that could be killing your creativity — and surefire ways to remedy them.
You’re afraid to fail.
Perfectionism and fear of failure often go hand in hand, and they can both keep you from fully engaging with a creative project or even starting it in the first place. When we seek perfection, we’re less likely to take risks and