Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Five ways to spark your creativity
No matter what you do, creativity informs everything we come into contact with on a daily basis, which is why we value and encourage it so much at Denfield. Keeping in touch with our creative side helps us to come up with those ideas that really make a difference to our clients, but what do you do when you don’t know where to start? Creative blocks happen, but luckily we’ve found a few useful ways to keep the creativity flowing:
1. Two heads are better than one – collaborate!
When you’re really stuck on a project or don’t know how to take an idea forward, don’t be afraid to ask for some fresh perspective. No one can be a master of everything, and it may be that one of your colleagues has just the right expertise to help you create something really special.
2. Think outside your box
Sometimes it feels like everything has been done before and there are no fresh ideas left in your industry, so why not look outside it? Taking a little bit of time to stay up-to-date on what’s going on in the wider world may lead to you finding a brand new take on your own project.
3. Get up and go outside
A bit of fresh air never hurt anyone, and in an age where the average person sits for 7-15 hours every day, it’s actually really beneficial to your health and your mood! Research conducted at Stanford has suggested that walking improves creative thinking, and many influential CEOs such as Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder, and Jack Dorsey, Twitter co-founder, have even started conducting walking meetings!
4. Find your passion
When you love what you do, you will automatically feel more engaged and relaxed, so find something you love to do and go for it! Even if it’s just a hobby, making time to do something you really enjoy will help get your creativity flowing.
5. Do nothing!
Sometimes, all you need to help get back in touch with your creative side is simply some time alone to relax and unwind. So if you’ve been feeling like you’re a bit stuck, take some time to let your mind wander – you never know when your next idea will strike!
So, next time a creative block hits, these tips should ensure it doesn’t last for long. And if you’ve found any other ways to keep your creativity flowing, be sure to let us know!