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How to calm an overactive creative mind?

Creative minds are very active all the time, which makes it difficult to concentrate on designated tasks. Random thoughts tend to populate the mind keeping it active and busy all the time. This often leads to difficulties in concentrating on assigned tasks. Many times there is a chain of thoughts that goes on in our minds. Whether it is some issue that concerns us or some sudden burst of ideas, an overactive mind drains us not just mentally but also physically. You may feel low on energy even though you do no physical work.



Signs that you have an overactive mind

  • You have a chain of thoughts always running in your mind, be it an issue or a streak of ideas or your plans.
  • You feel physically drained not by any significant physical activity but just by thinking about something.
  • You have difficulty in falling asleep at night because you have random thoughts crisscrossing your mind
  • You tend to overthink or over analyze situations some of which don’t even concern you or those which you can’t control.

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How to be more Creative and come up with Ideas when you are stuck?

If you are having a hard time being creative, you are not alone. There are “good days” for creative people, and then there are “not so good days” for the creative people.

By good days I mean, when ideas are flowing in, you have more design ideas than you actually require. Your brain is all charged up. Basically, life is good. But then, there are not so good design days too. The days when there is a shortage of ideas, and you are struggling to come up with a single design. You end up sitting at the desk for hours at a stretch, but nothing works. You are having difficulty to please you, client or boss.

 

Yes, we all have been through it. It’s part of a designer’s life, right? But what can you do to overcome the drained and anxious feeling you have on “not so good” design days? How can you be more creative and come up with decent ideas?

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