General Discussion

Beat the Block

By June 11, 2014 No Comments
Last week, I shared my most recent struggle with Creative Blocks and Burnout. I outlined the steps that I took to identify my issue, along with the steps that I took to recover.

At the end of that post, I asked you to share your tips and tricks for battling creative blocks and burnout by tweeting, using the hashtag #BeatTheBlock.

Quite a few of you responded and here are a few of my favorites…


 

Kristen Neill

Walk away and do something else creative like listen to music, draw, paint, or workout.

Kristen Neill

 


 

Mr. Learning

Exercise! I do some of my best thinking either in the gym or on the trails. Definitely gets my mind moving.

Mr. Learning

 


 

Tim Slade

I take a break and look at design inspiration that is non #elearning.

Tim Slade

 


 

ttcInnovations Team

When we’re having an off day we find turning on our favorite tunes helps us #BeatTheBlock.

The ttcInnovations Team

 


 

Matt Lintz

Change your view. Look at what you want to get out of the learning (from an end user’s perspective). Interview a couple end users, asking how they see the piece you’re struggling with. Sometimes when you can see the bridge from the other side, you can better figure out how to get across it.

Matt Lintz

 


 

Jackie Van Nice

I dismiss it from my mind & walk or bike in nature, then brainstorm & sketch loosely AWAY from the desk!

Jackie Van Nice

 


 

Debbie Wooldridge

I try getting a different perspective – brainstorm with a colleague always helps!

Debbie Wooldridge

 


A special thank you to those who shared the above tips & tricks!
Do you have any tips & tricks for dealing with Creative Blocks or Burnout? If so, share them on Twitter using #BeatTheBlock.
Mike Jones

Mike Jones

Hi, I'm Mike. I design and develop high-quality learning solutions that focus on outcomes—meeting the needs of the client, their organization, and their learners. As an Instructional Designer and L&D Professional, I have had extensive experience creating eLearning, blended, and traditional Instructor-led Training (ILT) in corporate, medical, and non-profit settings. My passion for lifelong learning and cutting edge technology is only furthered through collaborating with others that are just as passionate about helping people.

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