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Nine ways to overcome creative burnout – The Globe and Mail

May 21, 2014

We have all experienced it: That disconcerting moment when you sit down at your desk and you’re overcome by an uncertain, disorienting fog. I’m not talking about the gray mist outside your bedroom window, but rather that murky brain fog that wafts around your head and won’t easily lift. Some call it writer’s block, but it doesn’t just happen to writers; it can happen to anyone who finds him or herself in a creative slump at work. And it usually ends up leaving you incapacitated and unmotivated. Many throw their hands up and walk away, rather than facing their hurdle head-on.

But there’s a silver lining. Every entrepreneur goes through this from time to time – so you’re not alone. And the faster you can learn to clear your head, the quicker you can get right back on track, conquer your workload, and come up with fresh new ideas to innovate and excite.

Here are nine tips for exhuming that sunken creative treasure or hidden motivation:

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