Tips to Overcome a Creative Block

If you are struggling for ideas, you’re not alone. It happens to the best of us.

It’s awesome to work in a creative industry, but it can be tricky to stay enthusiastic and inspired all the time. Here are a few quick-fire methods to get your creative juices flowing.

  1. Brainstorming – read the brief/task, then write whatever comes to mind, no matter how crazy and irrelevant.
  2. Carry your book or have your phone accessible – ideas often come to you at odd times so it’s important that you jot them down or type them out immediately.
  3. Change of scenery – move outside, talk a walk, chat to a friend. Changing your environment or taking a break can help you to refresh those brain cells.
  4. Embrace the unexpected – the greatest ideas do not require planning, searching or strategizing – you simply have to train yourself not to swerve out of the way when they jump out in front of you.
  5. Be rebellious – approach briefs or projects with the opposite of what you think people would typically do – avoid the clichés.
  6. Get a fresh perspective – view things from different angles – literally. Upside-down lettering or unusual shapes can spark new ideas.
Dhiyora Naidoo
My driven personality and positive outlook help me to succeed in the tasks I face. I’m at my optimum under pressure where goals need to be met. I work well independently as well as in dynamic teams where I share my creativity and attention to detail.

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