We all face it! That creativity road block.
Here is a quick recap from our latest scope detailing ways you can bounce back and get inspired when you hit these creative road blocks.
When you are working on a project and hit a road block try one of these tips listed below to bounce back and get inspired.
Tip #1: Take a break – that’s right! Walk away and get outside for a minimum of 10-15 minutes. Walk around the block, hit the gym or just sit outside. Getting fresh air will help clear your mind. Why so long? Well, the first 5-10 minutes your brain is still processing the information and coming down from your “high.” So to make the most of this time you need a few extra minutes to really just not think and let it all come naturally.
Tip #2: Google it – Search Google for keywords that represent what it is that you are doing. Ex. Designing a freemium (something you give away to people who sign up to be on your mailing list) and you want to see what others have done design wise as that’s not really your thing. You would want to search Google for “Freemium templates” or “Email templates” to see what pops up in the search. Then look at the designs and see what you like and what you don’t like.
Tip #3: Ask your social network – Next to Google, this might be your biggest network that you could reach out to asking for help whether it be just your friends on Facebook, your colleges on Twitter or the thousands of random people on live streaming networks such as Periscope, Facebook Live and Blab. You have this huge social network as a resource so use it. Put yourself out there and see what happens.
Tip#4: Pinterest – while there are so many other websites I could list here I went with Pinterest as its well known and visually pleasing. Most try to avoid Pinterest as you can get sucked in to the amazing things people do. I mean, there really is some crazy things that even I would have never thought of. Pinterest is great for getting creative and really trying to get inspired. I use Pinterest as my digital bookmarking system – bookmarking things I come across, making them available for you to view later. Check out Ed Troxell Creative on Pinterest.
Got tips to add? Let me know in the comments below!
(Periscope broadcast replay)