DESIGNER'S BLOCK




Creative people develop and build on their creativity, but, it's a tank they need to constantly refill.


Travel, yoga, meditation, experiences, reading, there are very many ways that help designers feel creative.


Watching a ceiling fans oscillations or just how nature is so beautiful, anything could click.

They don't know what would either!


It's a fun field,free and liberating, but there are two sides to a coin.


Many atimes, a designer could feel blocked or un-able, for absolutely no obvious reason and could be absolutely unexpected too.


WHY

1-Fear

The fear of not being able, able to create enough.

Or the fear of not being able to create something wow.


2-Confidence

Sometimes their confidence shakes, or is shaken, and the designer is in a block, they are unable to trust themselves, sometimes to even pick up the pen.


3-Stress

The stress of a deadline, could be delivery,completion, an important visit, anything could make one anxious.


One could be in such situations because of reasons outside their work too, a sick kid, a mishap,a fight anything could disturb a designer.


The importance of a free mind is underrated.



HOW

1- Nature walk

The beauty and depth of nature is inspiring to many, a walk in nature could help one unwind and feel refreshed.


2-Hobby

Practicing a hobby helps deviate ones energy, a shift in energies is a good way to refill ones creative tank.


3-Speaking to someone who motivates you

We all have a go-to person who helps us rewind our system by reminding us how awesome we are, give them a call :)



4-Workout

A good workout releases the stress,frees the mind and calms the soul!



5-Food

A good, mindful dil-khush meal helps alot,the feeling of satisfaction and completeness could help release stress and bring the cap back on :)



DO-NOT

Apart from avoiding getting into the obvious loops, one must not:

1-Discuss the design block alot

It's a problem that can only get aggravated by discussion, when you know how to destress, do just that.

2-Opening up to the client

If you're really lucky, they'd understand, but most often than not,it's something the client wouldn't get, avoid discussion, take a day off and fix it.

3- Delivering under pressure

You could make mistakes you'd regret later, and it's something someone's investing their soul into, take a day off than delivering something you don't feel yourself in.



A creative tank is a designers most important asset, have respect for it and build it with happiness and calmness :)


**All the images have been picked from Pinterest, only to support my point.

They are not our designs, but are certainly in sync with our design understanding :)


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