Alison McMahon Johnson Posted over 1 year ago If it's true that our gifts, passions and identity were educated out of us as we grew up, how can we reclaim and rekindle these gifts? Play. Play outside. Play some board games. Use your body in playing outside as well as in kinesthetic play with board games. Play non-competitive sports. That's a first step in the right direction. It seems the sense of play is lost first. Fearfulness of mistakes is a form of perfectionism. To break that up a bit, find an activity that you cannot possibly be best at and get involved in it. Both of those are key steps I would suggest in breaking up creative paralysis, i.e. two dynamite sticks to blast out the blockage..