Even the best of us find our selves up against a creative wall sometimes. Here are some tips for the next time you’re stuck.
Every creative sometimes finds themselves facing a creative block right at the moment when they most need a spark of inspiration. In a recent article on itsnicethat.com, Radim Malinic describes some techniques for getting past creative block from his book, Book of Ideas.
- Don’t panic. Unfortunately, creative work is rarely the kind of thing where you can just hunker down and crank out. The more you try to force, it less you will accomplish. When you realized you’ve hit a wall creatively, just take a deep breath and…
- Step away. Literally. Take a walk outside, go have a chat in the breakroom, or even work on something else. Let your brain take a pause and refresh.
- Look back. While your stepping away from the current problem, take some time to look through old work that performed well. Think about why it worked, and see if you can draw on that previous work for the current project.
- Go wide. When all else fails, just start brainstorming a little bit of everything. Think about concepts related to the project you’re working on and see where it takes you. You never know what you might come up with!