Getting into Creative Mindset
When getting yourself into a creative mindset for a design, it doesn’t always come easily. Distraction is inevitable. Especially if you are a professional procrastinator, who always finds something else to do to preoccupy yourself. We know it is frustrating, especially when you want to get something done, or you have a deadline. Here are a few tips to help you out.
Silence your inner critic. While the nasty little voice in your head, telling you to do better has its advantages, it can also be a counterproductive monster. Try to push past or gently dodge negative thoughts about your own abilities. Buy some credit on your phone from o2.co.uk and talk to someone who inspires you. Avoid thinking: “Oh I can’t design this logo, I’ll probably mess up anyway.” What you should think is: “I am going to struggle with this design, but I can do it.”
The worst scenario is when your designs and work become a chore. Remember why you do it in the first place. Do you love to create? Was drawing your passion? Has the feeling of being creative always been soothing? Whatever the reason, hold onto it. Then when things don’t go according to plan, you can remember why you are in this situation in the first place, and continue on, because you know it will be worth it in the end.
Don’t over-think what you are doing. Just do it. See what happens and what comes to mind. The key is to allow yourself a moment, whether you are under pressure or not, to just create. Maybe on a quiet Sunday afternoon. Some of our best work happens by happy accident.
Surround yourself with the things that inspire your creativity. Your favourite blog perhaps?