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Need A Little Boost With Your Designing? Here’s How To Unlock Your Creativity

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When you’re trying to conjure up something new, exciting or fresh, it can take a little time. Sometimes it’ll hit you straight away: out of nowhere, the lightbulb will flash and everything slots perfectly into place. The majority of the time it’s a case of sitting and thinking for longer than you’d like to. That mental block is one of the most frustrating things on this planet, right? Especially when it comes to a more creative side of life. 

Creativity isn’t something that someone is born with, however, even though it may always seem that way. The creative and inventive types are that way because of the focus they put into it. Anyone can be that way inclined; they just have to get into it in the first place. You may feel, at times, as though the brick wall you’ve hit is impenetrable, and there is no way of getting around it either. That’s not true; you can absolutely unlock heaps of knowledge and creativity. It may take a little time and a little work, but it’s absolutely possible. Let’s have a little look at some of the ways you can unlock these particular mental skills.  

Look For Inspiration Everywhere

When you need to come up with something that is a little different from the norm or something to suit a certain fit, then there will always be something out there that can influence your thinking. It may be in a straightforward aspect of life that you’ve seen millions of times before. It may also be in the most random place. When you’re out an about running errands or seeing friends, you could let your hair down a little and forget about the work, or you could keep your eyes on everything and everyone!

Work With The Pros

There are people out there that literally design things for a living. Homes, graphics, tools and clothes are just a few examples. Getting in touch with someone like that or a firm like that might not be a bad idea if you want to pick up a few things. You may want to just have a chat with an experienced designer, or you could hire someone to work with you and help you out. You can look around online for places, like this website, that may be able to give you the type of guidance you’re looking for.  

Don’t Worry About Judgement!

Whenever you try something new and different, you’re always going to get detractors. It happens in all walks of life. There are people in this world that absolutely love criticizing things – even when they actually like what they’re seeing. When you try something out, you should absolutely block out all of the unnecessary comments and listen only to mature constructive opinions. 

Practice, Practice, Practice

Finally, and probably most importantly: keep at it. This kind of skill is something that is honed after weeks, months and years of constant training. While some things may pop into your head in an instant, the majority of creative ideas are spawned due to the training that you’ve had. Don’t just stop bothering when things get a little difficult and stressful.  


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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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