There are dozens of specific lifehacks, tips and tricks to help you push past creative blocks, but this video from New York Magazine's Science of Us serves up an important reminder that the best and simplest thing to do when you're stumped is to just keep creating. Just keep at it, the video says. It sounds like such obvious advice, but I've come to realise it is also secretly brilliant and true. Whenever I hit a giant wall in my writing (which happens more frequently than I care to admit), I'm tempted to stop and pray for the best later; but I have found that things often take a turn for the better when I just tap away long enough to let myself get to those ah-ha! breakthrough moments.
So while the main message of the video is amazingly simplistic, it's a nice reminder to really spend the time and energy to brainstorm solutions, instead of giving up too soon. Of course, there are definitely times when taking a break and coming back to the problem later can also be beneficial. As a whole though, it's more important that you keep at it.
How To Beat Creative Blocks [New York Magazine]