Having the right tools at hand to help you work through obstacles is the key to success. Work with your strengths, set goals, organise your time and actively monitor your progress. Procrastination can sabotage the creative process so be aware of how you are using your time.
Take a break from your office or studio and do something that inspires you. Get out there and talk to others, many creatives work in isolation but having a fellow creative to bounce ideas off can really help with motivation. Take a leaf out of this book – 30 years of New Designers – 30 designers reveal the secrets of their success, or feed your imagination with books that inspire and teach.