7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Blank Moments
We’ve all been there: We’re on deadline, but our minds and bodies refuse to get going. These days go by many names, including writer’s block, creative block or dry spell. Here are a few ways to harness those blank moments and still make them count.
1. Acknowledge it
Two of the worst things you can do during blank moments are to deny it and run away from it. The more you acknowledge these blank moments, the easier it will be to handle them. Remember, even the biggest names in entrepreneurship have blank moments. We all do.
2. Set a time limit
Once you’ve mastered the art of acknowledging the crazy cocktail of creative’s block, anxiety and overwhelm, be patient. Address your blank moment. Tell it that it can stay, but only for two days. After that, it’s time to go back to work.
3. Find the lesson
Don’t sit on the couch and wait for the aha moment to strike. Let your mind wander. Let it go on a scavenger hunt of random thoughts. Let it learn simply from thinking rather than experiencing. Let it experiment.
4. Hit the road
Sometimes the best way to deal with blank moments is self-care. Traveling solo is one effective way to be kind to your mind, body and spirit. Travel far and travel alone. Remember the two-day limit? Spend it alone in a new place.
5. Make a changing productivity list
6. Embrace your limitations
Check in with yourself from time to time and be reminded that you’re not Superman or Wonder Woman. You have limitations, and one of them is not being able to eradicate blank moments. Accept it, give it a little time and then slowly work your way out of it.
7. Remind yourself of the power you possess
You have the power to bring back your creativity and productivity. Learning how to make the most of blank moments takes time.
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