On one too many occasions we might feel we are stuck and either can’t find the solution to a problem or in my case with this blog don’t know where to start when creating a new blog post. On some ocassions it is difficult to keep the ideas flowing.
One of the main reasons I can’t find how to start a project or a post is because I have to many ideas in my head and can’t pick one.
So these are the 8 ways I get out of not being productive and into a productive state.
I Ask a Question or start conversation of current events that might be of interest to me and the people I respect. Most times this sparks ideas that I later jot down. Just by sitting with @lucymfel and talking about regular things she usually feeds me information and ideas that I later use in many of my blog posts and projects.
By collaborating in many efforts online and offline I am exposed to many great people. I am part of 501 Mission Place and Kitchen Table Companies (Affiliate Link) in which people with similar interests end up sharing ideas and current experiences. Everyone collaborating in these groups is there to learn and help. There are many communities which have a common interest with you similar to 501 Mission Place and Kitchen Table Companies. These groups can spark new ideas and solve some of your business or personal issues while you make new contacts and friends.
Get Out of the house, take a drive or a walk through a nice scenic route. When I am stuck on something I usually run into a possible solution by leaving the house.
Concentrate on your goals and remove distractions. Go to a place where people can’t interrupt you. Turn off twitter, facebook, and any other applications or devices that might distract you. Keep a list of your goals close or even simpler weekly tasks and pick one to execute.
Connect with everything around you. I am constantly looking for things I can take a photo of or use for as a reference.. Once you get into the adequate mind frame ideas will be popping out of where you least expect it.
Go into your ideas archive. I have notes, digital files, and ideas stored in many forms so when I run out of them. I can go into them and choose an idea and start creating.
Reach out and help someone? Take a look at your twitter stream, type in a twitter search the words “I need help”. You might be able to help someone and that might spark a few ideas. I have found great ideas from helping out people online. By helping out, you also get to meet great people who will be more than happy with you because you reached out to them.
I am sure I missed many other ways of approaching the process but I leave that to you guys.
How do you make sure you keep your ideas flowing?