What are the every day things you do to keep you thinking creatively fresh?

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spending time not thinking creatively

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The infinite sentence. Give yourself an allotted time and just write a never ending sentence.

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OP. The responses might be a bit obvious to you because you only just now elaborated that rather than just keeping yourself creatively fresh, you are looking for tips to get out of a creative block under pressure. Two very different propositions imho.

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Talking to people who aren’t in advertising

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You’re right. I believe I should be more clear. Don’t get me wrong...I didn’t mean to depreciate the responses.

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Stay up all night stressing pushing pixels around just to figure something out in 15 minutes before the meeting the next morning.

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I think you guys are being a bit glamorous. I understand your point, and appreciate your response, but...these are a bit obvious.

I mean the thing you do when you’re stuck and is your responsibility to come up with something fresh. Everybody in your agency is paying attention to you, including your creative superior. In this case, what do you do? What do you look for to get inspired? Movies? Music videos? Photography? Specific website? Cannes Archive?

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I think the best way to be actually inspired is to go out and interact with real people. Then you’re touching and reacting to something genuine. How else are you going to find “insightful” solutions?

Maybe that’s going to a bar and chatting through the problem with a stranger, maybe it’s walking around a department store and seeing how real people shop for the product. I feel like in general we spend too much time in our own heads, so the best way to unblock is to ask for someone else’s perspective.

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Hook Studios: please elaborate on this infinite sentence

Get drunk with my coworkers to ease the pressure. And go to the movies.

Read the news, watch movies, take a walk, go to a bar, smoke a joint. When I take my mind off the pressure, then it comes. When it cones to productive concepting, I work outside of the office often.

Yes @anomaly1! This.

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