Creative Slump? 13 Resources to Fix That Problem

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Some days, you or your team are just not feeling it. Your creative juices have run dry. So what do you do?

Answer: Change things up a bit.

Check out these 13 resources to get you back on the creative track. Including resources like:

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How do you break through your creative block? Let us know in the comments!

Tom Treanor is the founder of the Right Mix Marketing blog. He’s the author of the Search Engine Boot Camp, the co-author of Online Business Productivity, and regularly speaks at industry and corporate events. His writing has been featured on the Content Marketing Institute, Social Media Examiner, Copyblogger and other leading industry blogs.


  1. That is certainly a creative SlideShare. While I haven’t used most of those particular sites, I do walk away from the computer and relax or go outside. When my mind isn’t in the right place I watch comedy, so suggesting the improv Who’s Line Is It Anyway Clips on Slide 10 isn’t far from what I do.

    Sometimes playing or listening to music can get you in a different frame of mind, too. The worst thing you can do is try to force yourself to be creative when you just aren’t feeling it.

  2. Great resources Tom! It’s important to note that you don’t have to be writing about something creative to get into a creative slump. My work has little to do with what some would consider artistic creativity, yet I get into creative slumps like any other writer.

  3. Oh I love the dynamics of the slides, Tom.
    I must admit that I’m not familiar with all the suggestions. But I’d always go for the “Do nothing for 2 minutes” suggestion.

    I found out that even with the team onsite and the remote ones, we’re not really taking that 2 minutes blank break.
    We do practice mindfulness, though, trying to bring the mind from flying around to just doing one task at a time and that’s been doing wonders for the individual and group productivity.

    When your business is mainly active in Digital Marketing, it’s hard to “not be” everywhere, I guess.
    Thanks for sharing this, btw!

  4. Hey Tom,

    Yes, creative block will be a more accurate term here, as writers block is mainly limited to writing.

    Loved the slideshow, thanks for sharing. I like playing with the bubblewrap but we run out of bubbles too quickly, am sure a toy with never ending bubbles will surely be a great idea.

    Personally, when am out of ideas, I like to take some time off and do some walking. Yoga and meditation helps as well. Even small breaks helps, like the 2 minute break that was mentioned in the slide,

    Just like any other block, it isn’t easy to get out of it and some times it persists for a longer duration that stretches into days. In that case, perhaps taking out a small vacation might be a good idea to recharge our creative juices and get back into the flow.

    Uttoran Sen,

  5. Thanks for the good suggestions. Another thing that writers do when they know that they are going to have to research as subject is make a knowledge inventory. You begin by writing down as much as you know about the subject of the article as quickly as possible. The goal is to be as imaginative as possible at first. Later, you can ask people to review your notes and critique your ideas.

  6. Tom – I know I am supposed to be “reading” the slides, but the graphics.. Wow! It is a very appealing slideshow. I think that sometimes people forget that.. the value of the visual. This is especially true when analyzing the whole right brain, left brain thing. I’ll spare you the geeky side of that.. However, it is amazing how much the visual, even before we reach the text, can inspire us, as far as new content. Thank you for that inspiration.

  7. Love this, thanks for sharing Tom. Doing nothing for 2 minutes is harder than people think, and if two minutes is too easy, try 10 minutes. Love the slides x

  8. Great slide share. I particularly like the ‘me, myself and my muse’. I provide content for a number of companies and blogs, and switching between different fields of expertise – and voices – can be a challenge. Being able to talk out any creative blocks is a really useful technique. Whether someone is there or not.

    Although… it’s a technique I restrict to the home office.

  9. Look as and artist my self i’ll admit that everyone has this at one time or another. But a little bit of relaxation and some chilling really helps this sort of things.. I found that most of the times when i’m going through a slump i’ll tell you this… i kinda ran away to different places to check out life not thinking about anything else… I guess that’s what matters at the end of the day.. how you are as a human being. This is why i love art .. I’d love to keep on doing this. Hope my future slumps aren’t as painful tho xD.

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