Sometimes, when I need to write an article, I have absolutely no idea where to start. I stare at the blinking cursor in my Word document and try to will creative genius to spring into my brain.
Well, I try for five minutes. And then I accept defeat.
Hitting creative blocks is zero fun. But instead of throwing in the towel, scientists have found that we should keep pushing forward. No, you shouldn’t continue staring at your screen (or the wall) and waiting for something magical to appear on it. Instead, you need to take action.
Watch this video to figure out how—and then, when you face your next barrier at work, go conquer it. I’m willing to bet that if you don't give up, you’ll feel a whole lot more productive.
Abby works in health education and prevention at a university in Washington, DC. When she’s not trying to make the world a healthier place, you can find her taking selfies with her cat (Mildred Meow Meow), hunting down the city's best grilled cheese, or zipping through the city on her bike, named Libby. Say hi on Twitter.More from this Author