Creative blocks can happen to us all, whatever field of work you’re in. When you feel you’ve hit that dreaded wall, it can be difficult to stay inspired and motivated to push through to the other side. Often you’ll find that taking a step back and having a break from your work is a great way to clear your head, so you can return to your project with a fresh mind. Some of the best ideas come from unexpected places and viewing your project from a new perspective can do wonders for your inspiration.
Adjust your mindset and re-think the way you approach your work with Mind Mapping. Mind Mapping is a form of visual thinking which allows you to explore a subject or idea using keywords, which trigger associations in the brain to spark further ideas. Visual thinking is known for the powerful way in which it can boost our memory, productivity and creativity. By using Mind Maps to view a subject in a different light, you’ll find you’ll begin to unearth some of those all-important light bulb moments.
Building your thoughts into a Mind Map will help to improve your clarity of thought and make sense of your ideas in an easy-to-digest format. iMindMap 11’s Mind Map View includes a variety of features to boost your creative thinking and capture your ideas in a visual and engaging way. If you’re working on a project, it’s likely that you may have a range of notes listed on either your computer or a notebook, which could be contributing to your creative block. By using Mind Map View, you can use branches to represent the different themes of your subject, allowing you to split your project into distinct and manageable segments. From here, you can then add related keywords to that topic to spark off further ideas and explore your inspiration.
Mind Mapping allows you to brighten up any work or projects that may be causing you a headache with a variety of colours and imagery. These are known for helping to boost our productivity and will bring your ideas to life in a way you can visualise. Add a splash of colour to your branches to help break your ideas into different topics and themes that you can easily identify at a glance. You can also add images and icons within Mind Map View using our extensive libraries, or even upload your own which relate directly to your project.
When you’re in the middle of a creative block, it can be hard to know where your next great idea is going to come from. Taking it back to basics and brainstorming new ideas can help you to uncover the hidden gems of inspiration that are being blocked out by your creative wall. iMindMap 11’s Brainstorm View provides a perfect space for you to organise your ideas using sticky notes and lists in a way that works for you. Our brains love images; exploring your thoughts in Brainstorm View will turn your plain list of thoughts into an engaging canvas of ideas – making the note-taking and idea generation process much more enjoyable and fruitful.
Brainstorm View’s infinite canvas allows you to organise large amounts of information with ease. As your ideas grow and develop, you are able to convert sticky notes and lists into groups and back again in just a few clicks. This will help if you find that you’re overwhelmed with a lot of notes that are swamping your creativity.
Overcoming a creative block can feel like a daunting process, but don’t let this little stumble block your motivation. Take a step back and use Mind Mapping as a space to explore your thoughts and build upon your goals and dreams. Once you make it past your creative wall, never a let a burst of inspiration fade away into nothing. As soon as that spark hits, drop it straight into a Mind Map and watch it blossom into something incredible, one keyword at a time.