Covid has impacted the world in ways nobody expected, especially throughout the holiday period. Some of us are returning back to work, and some of us aren’t able too. The routines we all once had are somewhat history, and now more than ever it may seem that little bit harder to motivate yourself.
Whether it be finally trying out that new hobby, getting back into the swing of writing your next novel here are a few ways in which you can get back into your creative mindset.
1. Take a step back
4. Just start it!
5. Take a break
When we focus on certain things for too long we can lose track of everything else, the bigger picture—some might say tunnel vision. Look back at the steps you’ve taken already to remind yourself on what you’re trying to focus on.
Music can cause the brain to release dopamine, a chemical which works to regulate motivation and goal-oriented behaviour. From motivation for your next marathon to finishing writing the final chapter of your novel, music can be a great motivational tool for when you’re lacking that creative flow.
Scour not only the internet but other places for inspiration! Try to find inspiration in new things—pick up that novel you’ve always wanted to read or visit that park you’ve never been too. Creativity can be found in all areas and aspects of life so experience something new.
There’s nothing worse than being in the same place you were an hour ago in terms of your goals and efficiency. Something is better than nothing so get started rather than waiting for the next move, you never know what you might achieve!
Sometimes what is needed after concentrating on the same thing for so long is to take a break and forget about it entirely. You’ll come back with a fresh focus and your perspective might be completely different. If a short break doesn’t work try sleeping on it, a new day might mean a new outlook.
We hope these tips are enough to kickstart you into the New Year. If you are looking for help or ideas on how to make your book cover design more creative, please get in touch- we’d love to discuss ideas with you!