We’ve all been here… right? Time has been ticking ever closer to the deadline and between that pressure and those ever present distractions… you find yourself absolutely stuck. I’m writing this blog post because it’s happened to me – more than I’d like to count – and I’d like to share some of the tricks I’ve found to help unstick me from my creative-problem solving – situation.
Step One: Stop whatever you’re doing.
It should be obvious that you’re not doing something right. So stop. Stop writing, designing, discussing and take a 15 minute break. You’ve got to give your brain a break from the problem sometimes so it can draw the connections and point you in the right direction. It’s more amazing than you give it credit for sometimes!