We’ve all been in situations like this in the past. Every once in a while, everyone hits a motivation slump that can feel impossible to get out of. Writers get writer’s block, designers get designer’s block. Even if you love graphic design more than anything else in the world – and can’t imagine a version of your life where you aren’t doing it – you’re guaranteed to hit a snag at some point. It’s natural.
Whether you’re in a bit of productivity slump at the moment or just want to be prepared in case one hits, we’re here to help. If there’s one thing we’re committed to, it’s helping you do more (heck, it’s even in our name!) We’re going to be honest: there’s no strict formula for solving designer motivation or ‘designer’s block’, but we’ve got a few ideas that should at least help a little bit when it comes to getting over a rough patch. Here are our top tips on how to stay motivated as a graphic designer.
We know, we know – you’re probably shaking your head in complete confusion after reading that header. ‘Become more productive by procrastinating?’ Ridiculous, right?
But don’t close the tab and dismiss us just yet – trust us when we say that we know what we’re talking about. Procrastination may seem like the mortal enemy of productivity, but research shows that it can actually help boost your creativity. When you’ve hit a wall on a project and don’t what to do next, taking some time away can be incredibly helpful. Giving yourself some space from whatever you’re stuck on can help you chill out a little bit and think of a new way to approach things.