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5 Ways to Stay Creative

by Bluestep Solutions

on 13th November 2017

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Working in the design and marketing industry means you need to be on top of your game and a creative block is the last thing you need!

We’ve all been there, you find yourself staring blankly at the screen wondering what to write (like me right now) and can’t seem to shake off that annoying block. It may not happen often but it’s awkward when it does. Luckily, we’ve got 5 ways to stay creative and find the inspiration you were craving.

Here are just a few ideas to help you get back to smashing your projects:

1. Follow inspiration feeds

By giving yourself a constant stimulus of work to look at every day, you’ll discover a new wave of inspiration that will help you with new ideas. Some popular creative sites include Dribbble, the Hubspot blog, Behance and Pinterest. Sometimes it helps to see what other people in your industry are creating and it can often lead to sparks of new creation.

2. Change your routine

It’s easy to get stuck into a comforting routine of the same tasks every day, but simply switching it up could give you the change you need to find new creativity. Offer to use your creative skills to another department in the company or get stuck into a task that is out of your comfort zone.

3. Attend talks, meet-ups and join communities

There are loads of free events focusing on design, copywriting and digital marketing across the country that are great for getting some fresh insight. Our personal favourites are Glug, BrightonSEO and The London Design Fair, so check them out!

4. Practise new hobbies

Focusing on activities outside of work is an important way to remain creative and keep your ideas fresh. Often, it’s when you’re out of work that you’ll find the most inspiration and spending more time on your hobbies will help you find motivation for your next project.

5. Be spontaneous

Explore that forest behind your work at lunch, go for a road trip, buy that flight that’s on sale to that place you’ve always wanted to visit. Ignore your to-do lists and look at your wish list for a change! Spending time away from your screen is not only a nice break but it’s also healthy for your mind and will help you get a fresh perspective.

The best way to fight your creative block is to stop thinking about the task you’re working on and immerse yourself in other ways of thinking. It’s totally okay to give yourself some space from your work and focus on something else until you find that spark again. We hope these ideas will help!

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