Just as a follow up...Go out and listen to people.
What a fantastic response.Get out of your rut, shake up your thinking.
Read short stories. Listen to the news. Go out and listen to people. Learn something foreign to you. Take something familiar then turn it upside down and inside out. Go out and have an adventure. Parody something very serious, or take something funny and treat it seriously.
The best stories come from "What If???" A now-tired cliche is "What if aliens landed?" They mostly become war movies.
But "What if aliens were friendly?"
"The Day The Earth Stood Still," (1951) based on a short story.
"Contact" (1997) based on a book.
"Arrival" (2016), which was based on, according to IMDB: Fermat's Principle Of Least Time and Variational Principles Of Physics.
There's a mouthful!
"What if the protagonist of a novel could hear the author writing about them?" "Stanger Than Fiction," (2006).
"What if a Disney princess came to the real world?" "Enchanted" (2007), a wonderful, entertaining parody on Disney films by Disney itself.
Dip into your memory well; do you remember the first time an adult swore to you rather than at you? In my case I was a 12 year old earning extra money working in a neighbors garden. We went to a local stable to collect manure for his roses. As were began filling bags with horse dung he said, "Ya know, kid, it should be the eleventh Commandment; "Thou shalt shovel shit."
Remember, we all got into the entertainment biz because it's supposed to be fun - so go out and have some fun!
There's your next project, comparisons between where you were and where you are now. "Wow; I thought small towns were__________; but they're really______________." "I never knew a horse could_______________." How similar things are done differently. Example:Well we just moved to a small country town, must be something here we can film
Watch one of your favorite moves again and look for things you never noticed before. Then, watch a movie you would never watch. It resets your brain. Try it, it works, and only takes 4 hours.
Barter. The director/producer of a short I worked on bartered a "promotional" video for a deli he wanted to shoot in. In one day he and his DP shot the staff working, the food, and the customers, plus a few interviews, to create a video for the shops website. While doing that they also worked out the preliminary ideas of how they were going to shoot there. After shooting/finishing with the location the edited video was given to the deli, who later got a copy of the short with a thank you credit. Bonus - other shops in the area liked the video so much he bartered or made some money doing more promotional vids.I have one idea I could probably do pretty much alone, if I could co-opt some business people.
The first step is to realize that the block is all in your head and has no relation to reality. There have now been millions of good stories, and every one of them has scenes, and a lot of those scenes could have gone a different way. If they had gone a different way, you'd be looking at a whole new story. Did you open the refrigerator today? Maybe there was a sandwich inside, but what if there wasn't. What if instead of the sandwich you expected to find, you found a large stack of cash jammed into the refrigerator. You don't know where it came from, and you live alone. Suddenly there's a knock at the door. What happens next? You are now already writing an original story!