Breaking Out From Creative Block
Where there ever days that a client asked you to make a design for them or someone came running to you to help them out in writing an article?
Let’s take that aside for a moment and look at situations wherein you’re staring out in space, in front of your laptop, not stopping for a blink. You don’t know how to begin and make an attention-grabbing intro. You can’t decide what color combination fits a client’s website, or there just seems to be no new great concept for a short film you’re planning to publish on YouTube because some of the best ones are overused.
Freelancers and multimedia folks are all too familiar with this. But for the benefit of those who haven’t experienced dealing with clients, including yourself, that needed this and that on a specific day, this is commonly known as creative block.
Creative block can happen just about any time. Every so often, it wouldn’t just take a day or two. It could take months or even years before you can get your creative juices back. For designers, that would be a total nightmare seeing that their line of job demands more critical thinking and creative output. Running out of ideas could mean losing their appetite for creativity and determination to think of a design in a rush especially if the deadline is almost coming up. For everyone else, creative block is just frustrating knowing that you’re losing your zest for doing something constructive.
Before we dive into how just about anybody can burst out from this mind traffic, let us take a look at the factors that affect your imaginativeness. Who knows? You might not realize, until today, that these things could have been the reasons why you cannot get anything started.
It could be sitting at the comfort of your own home or even at the office. Stress plays with your mind and mixes different types of emotions, therefore, leading to emotional issues that can stop you from thinking straight.
Nobody is in control if multiple projects have to be submitted on the same day. Having too much going on with too little time can be overwhelming and you end up cramming to get it all done.
Lack of Sleep
A tired brain can’t function well, thus, stopping you from simulating any idea that could possibly be the biggest thing that you’ve done just yet.
Just because you’ve got a lot of time to spare doesn’t mean you have to slack your way to it. Nobody’s gotten to where they are today if they just mope around.
So, how will one be able to break out from the dangerous zone that is creative block? Leave us to do the listing, based on personal experience that has helped many of us at Creative Frappe deal with this situation almost every day.
There are more ways in which you can divert yourself from the factors that affect your creative thinking. It’s just out there, waiting for you to see it. Spend most of your time away from the computer if you’re still in the middle of creative block and who knows? Inspiration might be right around the corner.