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What you should do when you're lacking inspiration for a project

<p>As a freelance worker, the saying &quot;time is money&quot; makes perfect sense. Since the objective is to maximize billable hours, downtime should be avoided. Unfortunately, inspiration breakdowns can happen to anyone and you can&rsquo;t really control them. Here are 5 tips to fight them, so you can get back to work sooner rather than later!</p> <p></p> <h3><strong>Go out for a walk</strong></h3> <p>Sometimes, when you&rsquo;ve worked too hard on a certain project, the brain becomes saturated and it&rsquo;s absolutely useless to go on especially if the inspiration doesn&rsquo;t come naturally. This may mean you&rsquo;ve spent too much time on the project, or in front of a computer. Go out and take a walk. Your brain will thank you and you can go back to work more inspired than ever.</p> <h3><strong>Change your work environment</strong></h3> <p>Changing the work environment can also be an effective way to fight lacks of inspiration. Indeed, the work environment has a direct effect on concentration and creativity. So when your work is not going too well, try working from somewhere else. Being self-employed gives you the advantage of being able to work from virtually anywhere. &nbsp;Take this opportunity to visit a new coffee shop or rent a day at a co-working space to share your skills and inspiration with other freelancers!</p> <h3><strong>20 minutes of craziness</strong></h3> <p>This is an easy exercise that can help you fight the blank page syndrome! the goal of this exercise is to take a short 20 minutes to brainstorm and write down everything that comes to mind. No idea is wrong or too crazy. Get out of your comfort zone. &nbsp;Of course, not everything you write down in that 20 minutes can be used for your project, but it can give ideas you hadn&rsquo;t originally thought of!</p> <h3><strong>Move forward</strong></h3> <p>Still looking for the best intro? Ignore it for a little and move on. by working on other parts of the project, you may find inspiration or the perfect first sentence or title you&rsquo;ve been looking for! Try not to force ideas too much, just move on, and come back later. Sometimes, the best ideas come to you naturally when you&rsquo;re not even thinking about it anymore. &nbsp;</p> <h3><strong>Brainstorming exercises</strong></h3> <p>This one is a classic. Just like the 20 minutes of craziness, write down words, create a mood board or make a heuristic map from all of your keywords. These fun exercises can help you get your creative momentum back!</p> <p>Finally, avoid beating yourself up when you lack inspiration. Instead, use these tips and find ways to better yourself by getting out-of-the-ordinary ideas and maximizing your creativity!</p> <p><strong>Happy billing!</strong></p> <p></p>

Sarah