Creative Boost

  • By: Codi Georges
  • In: Knowledge
  • On: August 17, 2015

You’re lying to yourself if you think you’ve never been in a creative rut. It happens all the time, especially to us designers. But sometimes it takes way too long to get back on track and we end up wasting precious time.

Get a creative boost with these simple steps:

  1. 1. Don’t be a Negative Nancy.

Sure, some artists profit off of their moodiness, but being in a bad mood will not help you be more productive. Creative ruts don’t last forever. Adopt a positive mindset and get back to work!

If you don’t know how to instantly make yourself feel more positive, get some tips here

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  1. 2. Get inspired.

Take a look at the work of others artists. Maybe something that they’ve done will inspire you to create something of your own. Just, you know, make sure you don’t copy them completely.

Here are some examples of artists who have been inspired by other artists.

Good Idea

 

 

 

 

  1. 3. Let your mind wander.

As long as you’ve started your creative process, it’s okay to let your mind take a little break. Sometimes daydreaming can help you come up with new and exciting ideas. Just try not to drool while you’re doing it.

If you’re skeptical about trying this tactic, check out this article that proves how daydreaming makes us smarter.

Homer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. 4. Look at things from another perspective.

Visualizing only the end goal can actually hurt your creative process. Try taking a step back and approaching your project from another angle. A nice change of pace can be beneficial to your process.

Brave

 

 

 

 

 

  1. 5. Meditate.

We’re not saying you need to be the next yogi master. Meditating can be as simple as closing your eyes and taking five deep breaths. Or if you really want to, do some yoga by the beach. Either way, meditating is sure to put you at ease and in a more productive state of mind.

If you’re not sure how to do it, check out this beginner’s guide to meditation.

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  1. 6. Phone a friend.

You might get tired of your own ideas after spending so much time with them. Talking to a friend and asking for their opinions could inspire some new creativity in you.

High Five

 

 

 

 

 

Take a look at some other artists’ work on these websites to spark even more of a creative boost:

Designspiration

Behance

The Design Inspiration

Inspiration Grid

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