Nowadays, we are surrounded with creative people who are imaginatively motivated to explore and learn new things. Creative persons who are willing and curious to expand their horizons can find inspirations just about anywhere. Those people can help us to discover new things from a different perspective and be our guide to bounce our new ideas around. Otherwise, these kinds of people will guide you intellectually, strike your own ideas creatively and think differently about your work and the things that surround you. This is probably why inspirations can foray any time.
When you are willing to make innovations in your work because you think that it is not enough on what have you done, there’s nothing impossible that it will become more productively creative. Furthermore, it will also help you to improve or enhance your skills in times of creativity. This is the reason why other freelancers know how to make their products not only creative in the eyes of professional but also to the eyes of the normal people. Even in a simple carrying of notebooks and pens which they use it to jot down anything that might pops into their head until the ideas will slowly completely done.
One of the biggest trials that freelancers will be facing for their works is to stay creative. A freelancer must be completely ensured with regards to the creativity of their products that will help them to gain more clients or customers as the quality of the products is one of the first factors that the customers considered. Thus, the trials that freelancers face nowadays are luckily also the ways to lead them in a new inspiration and creative thinking.
Here are ways to consider and tips to follow in order for you to stay creative and keep those imaginative juices flow in your mind.
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Choose a right activity during vacation
During vacation, you can do some various activities freely compare to those days when you have a work. Thus, other people can’t dictate and control you whatever you want to do. If you want to stay creative during vacation, however, you must need to consider and ask yourself what are the things that might help you to get better ideas.
Like for instance, take time to read books that will suit for you, and keep a pad around with a pen. Through it, you can keep your mind working in fresh while enjoying the view or the beach. Yes, we know that it’s your vacation and don’t need to work but you do not know when creativity will strike you. It’s better to be ready than sorry.
Create a visuals for your ideas
Creating visuals is a great way to combine all of your creative ideas wherein you can use it as your guide as well as inspires you especially when you are just getting started to work. As much as possible, you should try to make a list of your ideas that might pop into your head early in the morning, or anytime. Brilliant ideas will lead you to creativity and creative thinking. Through vision board, it will help you to bounce more and more new ideas.
Ask for feedback
Asking for feedback can benefit and help you in your business. When you are a freelancer, it is normal to allow yourself for asking some feedback from your clients.
With the help of the opinions of your clients, you will see things from their point of view that will give you some hints and necessary things that you need to considered in making your products more creative.
Though you should be careful in absorbing those statements as there are stupid things client says to designers or creative professionals in general.
Taking regular breaks
This should also be part of your daily routine. It is very essential to give yourself with an appropriate break time as it will help you to refresh and clear your mind from any stressful activities until you can think and produce new ideas again. Like for example, set your time to do a meditation that clears out your mind that allows yourself to hear divine ideas. People who know how to manage his time throughout the day actually do better quality, creative works.
Setting challenges or goals
As a freelancer, it is normal to experience different trials, in fact, there are common freelance challenges that every of them will face sooner or later.
On the contrary of belief, it is truly a great way to lead them in new inspirations and creative thinking. Always bear in mind that the challenges that you are experiencing today is only temporary because these are the ways on how’s our almighty God measure our stability and faithful to him.
But at the end, you can pass it if you have perseverance on yourself and if you believe on the skills you have. There’s nothing impossible when solving those problems and the solutions that you will find is the way to lead you for creativity and creative thinking.
Take A Class Online
Enrolling a class online is a big opportunity for the freelancers to know on how to make their products more creative and productive compare to the first thing that they do when they don’t have the proper knowledge and experience. You can take an online course offered in the Internet which is suitable for you. Through an online class, it will be easy for you to learn on how to be a creative person that will guide you intellectually.
Give yourself a time to travel
Aside from meditation that I have mentioned earlier, which will helps you to refresh your mind, you can also travel whether it be to a foreign destination or nearby location.
However, if you are too busy from your work, always bear in mind that even going for a walk or hike is perfect. Another tip is by going outside can clear your mind until the new ideas will freely come to you because these kinds of things will help you not only to refresh your mind but also to discover and learn new things around you to stay creative.
Simple things like design of the house that you will pass by or the bus advertisements attached to those vehicles when passing the pedestrian will surely inspire you.
Surround yourself with creative people
Having creative neighbors and being surrounded with creative people will make it easy for you to discover new things from a different perspective and they will be your guide to bounce your new ideas around. These kinds of people might become our new inspirations to stay creative. They are the one who will challenge you creatively and grow more as much as possible. And you will surely learn a lot of things from them, creatively.
Watching good videos
YouTube is one of the video websites where you can watch different genre of moving images. Nowadays, the number of its users has grown tremendously and will continue to grow as more and more people learn how to use it.
Other people think that when we watch some videos, it is just a non-sense thing and a time-wasting activity. There’s some people, nonetheless, proven that this opinion is a false belief. Like me, I discovered some videos that are not only interesting, but also inspirational which helps me to generate my own ideas creatively.
One of the great examples is the video of Pewdie Pie, which is one of the funniest videos, but honestly an interesting and informative video when you’ve watch his impossible quiz. Through it, I am truly sure that you will think deeply about their questions while you also enjoy for it.
Communicating with others
Communication is the best way to express your thoughts and opinions. Furthermore, it will lead you from arguing and debating anything but it is also the best solutions to all disputes. Imagine, when you are debating a topic, this will be the way to see more multiple points of view to new ideas. This is probably why it became a best way to discuss new ideas.