Getting back to the idea of inspiration and how to find it…. another thing I like to do when inspiration is lacking…. take a break.
Let’s face it, sometimes as designers, no matter how hard you try to push through, inspiration won’t strike.
No need to fear. Best advice I can give you, coming from years of fighting it… is take a break!
The more you want inspiration to come…. that is when it’s least likely to arrive. So take a break!You heard me… Don’t be afraid to go for a walk, read a book (an actual paper book guys! On screen does not classify as a break 😛 ), go to the cinema, play some music, whatever works for you. I personally like to get in my car, turn the stereo up full blast and just drive with no destination in mind… (but that’s just me).
Find what works for you and do it. Don’t be afraid to take time out. You will be surprised how much more you will achieve and way faster when you’re looking at it with a fresh pair of eyes.
Also inspiration is different for everyone in different ways and at different times.
There are times I just find the people around me inspiring. Most of my family and friends come from non I.T. related backgrounds. They work in science labs, shops, schools, etc. and while we all come from different areas, we are always pushing each other further. Sometimes that is all you need. Surround yourself with good people, good times and the inspiration will keep on flowing.
So that’s it for the blog for now. I hope to post updates regularly, where I will share tools and websites I have found along the way. I hope you may find them just as useful.
Please feel free to share how you get inspired, what websites you find useful, along with your thoughts on my post.
Bye for now,