Struggling to juice out ideas? It happens to all of us.
It’s fun working in a creative industry as it has given us a lot of freedom when it comes to our work. But it can also be difficult when you’re not always inspired to create. As much as you want to get ideas out and running your creative juice had already ran out.
But what is a creative block? It can be you’re not in the zone to create, your tools not working with how you want it to, unable to draw, or a blank document just staring at you.
We can all agree that it can be frustrating, especially when your job relies on you to be creative. Most often than not a creative block can affect your work, emotional stability, and daily routine.
Don’t give up just yet! There are things you still can do to get those creative juices flowing.
However, keep in mind that everyone’s creative process is unique, what worked for you might not work for others. But it’s worth a shot to give these ideas a try:
1. Keep a notebook.
Good or bad you need to write those ideas down on paper. Found a cool design while walking? Draw it now! Sometimes a good idea just pops out of nowhere so you better be ready to write it down because you can easily forget about it.
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2. Put some fun in your work!
Listen to music. Make your workspace a place you enjoy being. Make work rewarding when you set goals and reward yourself *wink*.
3. Have a “you” time.
It’s scary to go outside now with the covid-19 situation but you can still have your “you” time at home. Do something that makes you happy, like playing video games, dancing, or anything that gives you happiness.
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4. Explore other creative disciplines.
Don’t limit your creativity to just one discipline, learn something new from other disciplines. You can also find inspiration elsewhere: photography, typography, fashion, film, packaging and signage.
5. Read a book or watch something inspiring.
You can also find inspiration in books, movies, and series.
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6. Take care of your health.
Get at least 8 hours of sleep daily. Take care of your physical health with a proper diet and exercise because your body will also reward you for it.
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