posted on 4th July 2018 by Natasha Moore
That dreaded moment has arrived, you've hit a mental block, creative juices have well and truly stopped flowing. You are however, now salivating about what you're going to have for tea and not what your next big project will be. Oh dear, what should you do ( I can't answer that) and where should you go to get that slap in the face to get focussed again (I'll give this one a go):
1. Your Bedroom
Go here for a good cry into the pillow, or scream.....and punch. Not inciting violence of any kind, but we all have our moments of mini-meltdowns, there's no shame in letting it all out! You'll clear your mind and find that you can probably re-focus a lot faster after doing so.
The leafy kind over the concrete jungle kind if possible. Sometimes it's this complete change of scenery which helps clear your mind and lifts your mood. Even if the weather is sh*te, sometimes sitting with your thoughts in the rain can be refreshing (and other times slightly creepy to the passerby).
Perhaps it's not a clear head that you need, but an influx of inspiration! And no better place than a building full of pottery, paintings and plasticine.
4. A church
Pray to God to grant you some creative miracles! Just kidding, churches are some of the most architecturally fascinating buildings, rich in history and aesthetically decadent, this makes for one heavenly place of inspiration. Likewise can be said for buildings such as old banks, hospitals and schools.
5. A cafe
People watching (in the non-stalkerish way) can be really fascinating, how we move, our body language between each other, are daily activities can all be platforms to build on creative expression e.g. dance, paintings and documentaries. Perhaps all you need to do to pick up the pace of generating ideas is to actually take a step back and slow down. Take in the world around you.
I hope these ideas are helpful, if not, sorry, I tried. We all take mental blocks, we're human. Just don't take them that often (if possible). Now what are you waiting for? Start punching your pillow (joke)!