GET OVER CREATIVE BLOCK, GET THOSE CREATIVE JUICEs FLOWING!
Just like a writer designers get creative block and there is nothing worse then creative block while being on a deadline for that important logo design project. Luckily there are methods to overcoming creative block and getting those creative juice flowing. The most important thing is to find what works for you and go with it!
Start a Journal / Scrapbook
Staring a journal or starting a scrapbook are ways to get your creative juices flowing and can help when being stuck with creative block. Writing in a journal can help get those ideas out from the far reaches of your brain and when reading it back it can help in the future as well when creative block hits you at the worst times. If you remember my post “TOGETHER WE WILL BECOME BETTER LOGO DESIGNERS” I suggested collecting anything out in the wild that inspires you and keeping a scrapbook of these can help inspire you during those times when the creative juices come to a halt.
TAKE A BREAK FROM DISTRACTIONS
Sometimes take a break from your work and the distractions around you are also ways to get your creative juices flowing. Step away from that logo design or graphic design project, shut off all media around you and relax in the peace that quit bring you. Sometimes just stopping what your doing and taking a much need break can get you out of that creative block funk.
Practicing yoga or meditation
Getting the creative juice flowing or opening the mind can be the benefit of yoga and meditation. Studies have shown your mind can benefit from take time away from your work to completely shutdown and rest. The benefits of yoga and meditation can be vast but taking the time to do both can free the mind while getting the creative juice flowing leaving you inspired to design that amazing logo. If interested in getting started with yoga I recommend the training DVD ” Yoga stretch for beginners and beyond “, it has yoga routines perfect for beginners and gives you an overall knowledge of strength, stamina and flexibility. If however meditation catches your fancy there is a good book I recommend called “Meditation for beginners” where the author Jack Kornfield, PH.D show you how vipassana meditation can calm the spirit and clear the mind for a higher understanding.
TAKE A WALK
Taking a walk can be exercising for the mind, gets the blood flowing, increasing the oxygen to the brain and before you know it the ideas will start to pure in. Walking will also allow you to be inspired by nature and the outside world. You’d be surprised what you can learn from our beautiful Mother Nature and the life around us.
WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?
If we find ourselves stuck with creative block, something as simple has a walk, keeping an journal or scrapbook, meditating or doing yoga and taking a break from distractions can help the creative juice to flow throughout the vast human mind of yours. However there are many other ways of getting the juice flowing and we all have to find out what works for us as an individual. I encourage all to comment below and let the viewers at Logos & simplicity know what ways get your creative juices flowing?