What is a creative crisis
Signs of a Creative Crisis
A creative crisis arises involuntarily. Yesterday you worked on an interesting project, and today you have a stupor. And you will not be able to get off the ground by an effort of will, no matter how hard you try. This is the fundamental difference between creative professions and any other - you can, of course, force yourself to work, but you will have to wait a long time for the result, and it is unlikely that it will please your employers.
If an employee is in a creative crisis, it is immediately noticeable. At the peak of inspiration a person creates, not noticing anything around. He can forget about food and stay up until the end of work. In a creative crisis, an employee, at best, depicts an activity, constantly complaining about poor health, fatigue and various distractions.
Who is the victim of a creative crisis
In the risk zone in the first place are those who work, not sparing themselves. The high rate of work will inevitably lead to exhaustion and decline, and one day is not a beautiful day you can not give out even the smallest idea. To reduce the risk - slow down the pace of work. If you have several ideas at the same time, write them down and make a work plan for this project. If you are overtaken by a creative crisis, you will be able to work based on your notes.
The end of a meaningful project can also be marked by a creative crisis. You have been working for a long time, and your creative potential may well “go on vacation”. This is a normal process - give yourself a break and recover. And then with new powers to new challenges!
A creative crisis can overtake you even during the execution of a large project. At the beginning of your work you were overwhelmed with enthusiasm and inspiration, but then your emotions subsided, tiredness and disappointment began. In this case, planning will also help - do not forget to write down your ideas on the various stages of work, and during periods of fading inspiration, take up a routine.
The emergence of a creative stupor can be triggered by the monotony of your life outside of work. If, year after year, you live in the same place, visit the same places, go to work as usual, this can all inhibit creativity. To revive it, go on a trip, make a rearrangement at home, find a new hobby for yourself. The main thing is that the stream of new impressions rush into your life.
Personal problems can also cause a crisis in a creative person. Such individuals are usually more vulnerable, all external problems significantly affect their work. To solve this problem is quite difficult - you can not just take and turn off emotions and memory. Therefore, try to do everything to ensure that your personal life runs smoothly, and the inner world is calm. But remember that many great masterpieces were created by the authors against the background of personal life crises.