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

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


Dima Grossman
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
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.
Dan Edwards
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.
Anmol Agarwal
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.
Joonas Hämäläinen
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.
Sarah Loertscher
I think the lack of "free" time - not making the space to essentially play without purpose
Leonardo Motta
Pressure. I have worked for costumers that expect miracles in short time. It really hurts what a project could be like.