I’m sure you’ve all had that frustrating moment during a project when you just can’t seem to think of what to do next (I know I have!), but it’s important to keep your creative juices flowing, even when you’re frustrated! Sometimes it’s best to just walk away from the project for a bit, and think about other things, and something will come to you.
This video, “How To Boost Your Creativity” from BuzzFeedYellow, has some great tips and tricks on how to stay creative. For example, carrying a journal may seem like it would get annoying, writing down every little thing you see throughout the day but, if you think about it, how many times have you been in a meeting at work, out to eat with friends, or just walking around town when you saw something that inspired you, or thought of a great idea that you couldn’t remember later that day for the life of you? Keeping a journal for these small things throughout the day could be your key to creativity later on when you sit down to work on something and find yourself needing a little help.
Another thing to remember is that, eventually, you’ll probably go through a phase of your work where you know what you want to create, but can’t quite get there, and that’s okay. The important thing is that you know you have the ability to be creative, and the potential to create something great, you just have to work to improve your skills even more in order to get your work to where you want it to be. Samuel Cernuto makes some great points on this in this video, “On Being Creative”:
Being creative is fun, inspiring and rewarding, but it can also be pretty frustrating at times. But if you think about it, being frustrated with your work at times can actually be beneficial to you because it can be that little push you need to learn more, improve your skills and come up with your next great idea.