The paradox of asking for extra time on an assignment is that you end up spending more time coming up with a good excuse than it would take to actually get your work done.
But then again, when it comes to experiencing a dreaded creative block, what's the alternative?
Well thanks to artist Noah Scalin, we just learned 52 new ways to get us out of our anxious, creatively-impaired mind.
In his new book Unstuck: 52 Ways to Get (and Keep) Your Creativity Flowing at Home, at Work & in Your Studio, Scalin offers a range of quick and easy projects proven to help regain your focus and inspire new ideas. Organized by duration, the activities range from quick 30-second brain-boosters to multi-hour intensives.
So next time your feeling stuck, skip the story of the missing dog or the colossal migraine.