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

Journal Sketch Book

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

Sitting Quietly

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

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 calledMeditation for beginnerswhere 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?

6 Comments

  1. Rob

    June 7, 2016

    Great advice in this article! I find myself running into writers block all the time. Personally, I’ve found a lot success in meditation. Even doing it for just 5 minutes a day has given me great results. I’ll definitely give the scrapbook approach a shot too. Have you tried using a note keeping app to write ideas down while you’re out and about?

    • Salvatore Jenkins Jr. author

      June 8, 2016

      I use S note to write down or sketch ideas when I am out and about. What note keeping app have you used?

  2. Nick

    November 4, 2016

    Good post! I definitely feel like my mind becomes more clear when I take a break from working and go for a walk. There’s just something about switching from a mental activity to a physical one that makes you feel better.

    I have not tried a daily meditation before, but I have heard that it helps with creativity. I think I will check that one out.

    Do you practice meditating?

    • Salvatore Jenkins Jr. author

      November 5, 2016

      I do practice meditation to unleash my creativity… A couple of years ago I would sometime have trouble focusing and getting the creative juice flowing so I decided to take a look at meditation. I did a search in google as most of us would do now a days if we are looking for answers and I came across this article called “Two Morning Meditations That Will Unleash Your Creativity”” written by Jennifer Blanchard.

      The writer talks about two different meditations, Quick and Effective Creative Visualization meditation as well as Healing Meditation: Release Your Fears. I started to learn and practice both types which did indeed seem to help. Meditation can be a powerful tool to sometimes release the mind and help it focus on it’s creative capabilities.

      I also read the book I recommend above 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. I was a beginner so I wanted to get as much knowledge as possible and make sure I was practicing correctly. The mind is a muscle and just like a muscle if your not exercising it right all the hard work is for nothing.

      Thank you for checking out the post and I’m glad it was helpful!

  3. Jack Taylor

    August 23, 2017

    Hello,

    I just finished reading your article on GET OVER CREATIVE BLOCK, GET THOSE CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING! What great article for a guy like me. I often get writers block. I saved your website to my favorites for future reference. Being a writer, I can’t afford to get writers block.

    Jack

    • Salvatore Jenkins Jr. author

      August 29, 2017

      I’m glad you found the article to be of value, writers block can be really frustrating and we all need a way to get those creative juices flowing! I have found myself to have creative block from time to time and the methods in this article has seem to help.

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