What’s the #1 thing that blocks your creativity?

Ravi Gupta
17 replies
I think for me it's overwork.


Maker, founder and tech enthusiast
Not sleeping enough. The funny thing is that I can stay up to really late when it "strikes". And usually the next day i'm a vegetable :P
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@dima_grossman Lack of sleep destroys productivity
Founder & CEO, Hustle Crew
Similar to you mine is stress -- if I'm stressed about work or anything happening in my personal life everything plummets. I can't focus my attention in a productive way. I can't sleep well because my brain is full of worries and negative emotions which don't help my creativity. Except for maybe emo lyrics / sad poetry.
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@abadesi Try meditation, it helps.
Marketing lead at Joan and Visionect
Constant distractions.
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Designer @ Snyk - Ex Product Hunt
Stress outside of work, anything that's causing my mind to be worried / distracted from what I'm working on inevitably effects how creative I am. Trying to separate personal stress from work can also be hard when working remotely because you're sometimes in the environment that causes you stress.
Complexity of goals
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@eduardstreltsov or prioritization of goals.
Not knowing what to do or how to do. And yeah distractions of knowing more than I need while searching for a topic on internet, drifting away from the main topic. This take away a lot of valuable time and mental energy.
I'm not fully sure what blocks my creativity. I've noticed that I am most productive when I am a little cold, a little hungry and without distractions. Like Waking up, getting to computer and starting to work. Six to nine hours go almost nonstop, and then I start to realize I would need to take care some of my basic needs.
Entrepreneur + Founder (@SanrixaTech)
I think the lack of "free" time - not making the space to essentially play without purpose
NodeJS, React & React Native
Pressure. I have worked for costumers that expect miracles in short time. It really hurts what a project could be like.
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@leonardo_motta faced a same dillema.
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