Step Away from the Desk!

 Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties. - Gail Sheehy

 

With one simple practice, I can make any of my creative projects way better.  Sounds pretty cheesy right?  It is, but it works.  I use it on every design or writing project I undertake, and I've spoken to many others who maintain the same habit.

 

 

Step back, and see if you hate it!

 

 

Yep, that might actually sound more cheesy!  What I mean is, leave yourself a minimum of 12 hours between when you consider your work "done" and when you need to ship it.  During your 12 hour break, deliberately forget about your project.  Don't look at it, don't think about it, and most of all don't work on it.  If you're able to completely scrub the work from your mind for 12 hours, magic happens!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 12 hours your work magically stops being "your work".  By stepping away you let your brain look at the project from a third party perspective.  When you come back from your break ask yourself, "what do I hate?".  Because you gave your brain space to let go of its task, you will see the flaws in a new light like you could never have done 12 hours ago.

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Andrew Epps