One of the most challenging issues that all entrepreneurs face at times is mental blocks. They can stifle your creativity and bring an important project to a screeching halt. Here are some tips on how to break through a block and move forward:
Clean up your workspace
When your workspace is cluttered, it may be hard to focus. Clean up your office and organize your desk. Get rid of old and unnecessary items, throw away trash, and file away important documents. Dust your desk, clean your computer screen, and vacuum the entire area. Once you've finished and you sit down to the computer, you'll likely feel refreshed and renewed. It may be just the trick to overcoming a creative block.
Try somewhere new
If you have cleaned up and reorganized your home office and desk space and you are still struggling, it's time to get out. Try working somewhere new and different, whether it's a local coffee shop, the library, or even a rented office space. Take a walk to a local park, and sit down on a bench with a pen and notepad. You may find that you work better in a different environment, or that the new atmosphere helps you generate fresh ideas.
Brainstorm without restrictions
Sometimes when you focus too hard and too long on a specific topic or issue, it can become almost impossible to get beyond drawing a blank. Instead, brainstorm without restrictions, meaning, don't focus on any particular topic or issue. Try free writing, and letting the words and ideas flow. Just allow yourself to go with whatever you're thinking about. Getting out those other thoughts and ideas can help you have a breakthrough in another area.
Your small business doesn't have to suffer if you're facing a mental block. As any entrepreneurial individual will tell you, it's important to stay motivated and passionate. By following these tips, you should be able to get that creative spark back and continue moving forward towards success.