It’s a nightmare scenario: There’s a problem, maybe it’s even a simple problem, but all of your usual methods fail you. You think back to similar situations and still draw a blank on how to fix the problem. You try to will yourself through the issue mentally, but you can’t and start to panic and feel stuck.
Your mouth goes dry and hands start sweating. You feel caught in some kind of feedback loop that begins affecting everything, especially your confidence and self-esteem. You’re too caught up in your panic to envision yourself ever being able to solve another problem or complete another task again. You can’t even come up with a viable solution for lunch. It feels big, but in short, you’re suffering from a creative block.
Creative block affects everyone
You don’t necessarily have to work in a typically “creative” field to experience it. After all, everyone uses creative tools.