Where Can I Buy Soma

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07/28
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16 Responses to “Where Can I Buy Soma”

  1. Philippe Gauthier

    Very interesting post! What your saying makes a lot of sense, the spark does’nt always come and when it does’nt, it’s good to have backup solution that will help you to achieve your goal!

  2. Dusan Vlahovic

    Good article. It’s important sometimes to get out of the computer and go for a walk or something, clear your thoughts, and come back later. IF you’re working and trying too hard you’ll over-burn and don’t do anything anyway.

  3. Andy Brown

    It’s refreshing to see this article. Striving for continuous perfection is hard work, and the techniques stated here are great reminders, especially when you get all too consumed in a project.

  4. James Kurtz III

    True. The spark doesn’t always come. Sometimes there is too much pressure for it to arrive. However there are ways to cultivate a spark worthy environment. Check out “A Technique for Getting Ideas” by James Wood Young.

  5. Jonathan Patterson

    The biggest factor that makes me produce bad work is lack of time. I need to have lots of time to let my mind wonder and think about what I’m creating and what I want to create.

  6. Zinni

    @James,

    Thanks for the heads up I will check it out.

    @Jonathan,

    I think time is a trade off against how much information you have. If the project is well defined and the goals of the client are spelled out clearly I find it far easier to come up with different ideas in a shorter amount of time. It is when I have little to no information that I really need the time to come up with something successful. Thanks for the great comment!

  7. Andrew Keir

    Starting over is always hard. Once I’ve invested some time into an idea I find myself wanting to make it work even it’s shaping up like it wont.

  8. Lisa Mikulski

    My biggest deter from inspiration usually comes from clients who make a lifestyle of waiting until the 11th hour of a deadline. Sometimes however, that is exactly what can cause a stroke of inspiration.

    Nevertheless, I find inspiration to be “a happy accident.” Usually hard work gets the job done and often when really focusing on a project…the hard work brings about the inspiration.

  9. Ryan Bollenbach

    Hello,

    This article is really brilliant! I love the tips towards over-coming creative blocks in alternative ways.

    In the past, I have went out for the office at lunch and this has been a huge help. It helps me come to terms with large design and development problems.

    The “Give yourself more time” tip is awesome too! I have to admit that I don’t do this enough.

    Awesome article!

    Thank you very much,

    Cheers.

  10. discount web design

    great post, thanks for sharing it.

  11. LA Woodarts Designer

    An excellent reminder to step back sometimes. It’s amazing how often the business part blocks the creative. Thanks for the list.

  12. Vim

    This list is always a good tip however its something that most designers already know, finding inspiration can be hard, but to get good ideas i find that being positive always work.

  13. Benny

    Great post and good tips!
    I also have this problem from time to time, having trouble finding that perfect ‘inspiration’ for my design project. Right now I’m reading Getting Things Done by David Allen and it has helped me out quite a bit already.
    He describes his ‘natural planning model’ which consists of:

    1. Define purpose
    2. Outcome visioning
    3. Brainstorming
    4. Organizing
    5. Identifying next actions

    In short this means when we try to do something (for example design a landing page for a website) we should always think properly first using our common sense. Especially point 1 and 2 helped me. By defining the problems on a sheet of paper and visioning my outcome, I got the things done easier and with better result… of course it doesn’t make the work easier, but it helps. In short: what I mean is, sometimes a creative block can also relate to needing to do better planning or thinking.

    I agree with going outdoors in the sun or doing other things helps too. Don’t stress and just have fun designing. :)

  14. Web Design Australia

    Forcing yourself to work on something when you’re stressed won’t give you the results that you want. Sip a cup of coffee, breathe deeply, take a walk, do anything that could renew you.

  15. theComplex

    @Lisa - I have the same issue.

    And sometimes I get so caught up in how irritated I am at that client that the “inspiration” or even desire to “work harder” is killed. This post is definitely a good reminder to “reset” and regroup AWAY from the computer for a while. My mom’s always telling me to “take a break, walk around, get away from that screen a minute!” - I will have to do a better job of implementing this.

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