Willful sinning and the guilt that accompanies it will separate you from your Creator, thus keeping you from the source of your creativity. Confess. Receive forgiveness. Go and sin no more.
Worry is a choker. When the mind is filled with tension and care, there is no room for creative thoughts and certainly no energy to act on them. Pray and turn it all over to God.
I actually find that I tend to more creative when I’m a little tired, but when all out exhaustion hits, I lose all creative ability. Tired bodies with tired minds simply don’t think well. If you’re tired, rest. You’ll be much more effective after a nap or a night of good sleep.
Who has room for creative expression when you can’t find a moment to breathe? Leave some white space in your life.
5. Too many choices
Choice can be a good thing, but too many choices can be completely overwhelming. Simplicity and focus are the anecdote to this one.
Rather than spur you on, comparison can actually shut you down. Being yourself and not trying to be someone else is a creativity booster.
7. A boring life
Did you know that having all the time in the world can suffocate creativity? I’ve found that creativity flourishes best in a fully-lived life populated with people.
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