GET IT OUT OF YOUR HEAD
Grab your sketchbook and start making a list of all those griping little thoughts and ideas you have. Keep it tidy and highlight anything that really jumps out at you. From this, you might be able to build a coherent game plan.
There are alternatives to this method such as a flowchart, mind map or keep it simple with a bulleted list. Do whatever works best for you.
Sounds simple right? It is what it is. Google all the keywords or phrases that are related to your project or the issue that you need to solve. From there you should be able to generate a list of dozens of sources of inspiration.
They do say there is no ‘I’ in ‘Team’. Rope in your colleagues for a little moral support or sit down in a meeting room, a cafe or a pub (preferably the latter) with notebooks at the ready, to bounce ideas off each other. So much can happen when you are ‘having a little bit of banter’. You may find that one person has a good idea but as a team, you can make that idea great.
In this day and age, Pinterest should be your best friend. There is so much inspiration that can be found and while you are looking at things to inspire you now, you might find something else that will also inspire you later.
Get yourself away from your screen and focus on something else for five minutes.
Take a walk around the office, put the kettle on, watch a few funny cat clips on YouTube or do it ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ style and phone a friend. Just make sure you give that brain of yours a break from whatever it is you have been struggling with. Hopefully, when you get back to your screen you will have that ‘EUREKA’ moment you have been waiting for. Ross and Rachel took a break and their relationship turned out great.
There are many more methods that people use in various different working environments but as a creative agency, these pointers certainly work for us and lo and behold, I have written a blog. BOOM.