But if we don’t record an idea immediately it often disappears as fast as it came and is gone forever. On the other hand from time to time we get stuck just in a moment when we want or even must be creative.
Over the years I learned different strategies to to spark my inspiration and to get unstuck whenever I feel like my idea machine is turned off.
One of the most important ones to me is having breaks, doing something totally different and changing location. This could be as simple as going for a walk or sitting in a café for 30 minutes and watching people pass by.
There are hundreds of things you can do to gain inspiration, and some of these work good for some people while for others it might be something totally different.
Creativity is very personal as (like I believe) it’s deeply connected with our inner self (hu…getting philosophical).
In this section I would also like to discuss aspects like strategic thinking and self discipline. These two aspects seem daunting to a lot of creative people. They fear that too much discipline is restricting the freedom of the creative mind.
But the truth is that these can give us more creative freedom. They help us keep our focus and therefore get more ideas out quicker. A clear strategy and the self discipline to follow keep us from losing time and energy on deciding which of our many ideas to get out first.
If you have made experiences with different strategies on how to spark your creativity, get unstuck and getting things done I would be more than happy to discuss these with you in the comments section.
By the way, exchanging ideas is a great way to gain inspiration;-)