As a designer and blogger sometimes I find it quite hard to find inspiration and creativity. I associate this as a lack of motivation or because I’ve been stuck in the same place or routine for too long!! Here I’ve made a list on the things that I do to find creativity when I have to write a blog post, create a new design for uni…
These are so important, I’m always looking at pictures. I like to scroll over instagram (@pratsanna), pinterest, tumblr and also like to buy magazines. Anything to see images of people doing different things in different places. As I’ve said before, sometimes you get stuck in the same place and to find motivation and creativity it’s important to see what’s outside your little shell.
Draw / Write
This one is a little bit harder because it implies some will. You just need a white paper and a pencil and the rest comes from the inner part of your brain. Just draw anything you like, anything that comes to your mind at that time. If you are not so talented you can also write it down, sometimes writing helps to clarify ideas!
It happens to me when I have to come up with an idea, that I just can’t think of anything new and then I get stressed because I want to find a solution and the more I think of it the more lost I am. If you are like me: stop thinking and go for a long walk. Forget about your ideas. Go with someone that doesn’t have to do anything with your project. Talk, walk, breathe and forget for some time your homework. When you’ll arrive home start again from scratch!!
Be curious, read, find information, read more about what you are working on. Be interested in the work of the others. I always ask myself how is it possible that we, humans, have ended up inventing aeroplanes and cars and everything and then think: Oh well!!! the first car wasn’t that cool and most of these things are created by a LOT of people and everyone puts a little part of themselves so it actually isn’t that hard I guess.
Flow and follow your dreams and ideas, it might seem ridiculous and crazy at first but don’t ever care about the absurd that it sounds. If you can dream about it then it’s possible. Work on it and never give up!!
DREAM BIG guys!E Everything is possible if you want it enough.
P.S. I know the pictures have nothing to do with the text but I just love them and so I wanted to share them with you!!
Wish you a lovely week