Easy Ways To Spark Your Creativity
There are times that you feel burned out, creatively exhausted and just plain out of ideas. When your marketing efforts depend on your ability to conceptualize, create and produce fresh and unique content you need to be at your best at all times.
Here are a few tips to help you re-ignite that creative spark:
Set a deadline or an activity timer
For some people, pressure actually helps them to get creative. The time constraint and sense of urgency on gets your creative juices flowing and the ideas to come flooding in. When an amount of time allocated to a certain project is reasonable or possibly long, you tend to put the task on the back burner for a bit. However, when you are pressured by a relatively short deadline your focus is directed towards the task at hand. That focus is what gives some people a flash of insight or that eureka moment.
You know how they say less is more? The lesser stuff you have to work with, the more creative and resourceful you need to be in order to achieve and overcome the challenge at hand. You can also limit yourself by setting rules so you can think of new ways to work around them. Learning to use your imagination to consider options and make quick decisions working with limited resources can benefit you in the long run. If you can create something amazing while being limited, then you can create just about anything with all the necessary stuff at your disposal.
Step out of the office and have a change of scenery
Whenever you are able to, take a break and get out of the office environment. Take a walk, get some fresh air, visit a gallery, look through some magazines while enjoying your coffee or lunch, etc.. Sometimes, being stuck in an office environment for long period of times hinders your creative side. Going outside clears your mind, and jumpstarts your creativity because of everything you see (billboards, posters, signs, trees, etc…)
Ignore everybody (including your boss)
Keeping to yourself when you are at the office can increase your creativity and productivity. This is because there is nothing on your mind apart from the project you are currently working on. There's nothing disrupting your focus and attention. Interacting with your co-workers or boss because small talk or work related topics creates distractions and disrupts your focus.
Bonus tip: Browse the internet for inspiration. You get access to unlimited material that could inspire you for current or future projects that will absolutely spark your creativity.