1) A test to your creative juices
- You’ll be working day in day out; it’ll be one monotonous cycle and the rush to finish your commercial projects can sometimes rust down your creative skills over time. Your personal project would definitely be a challenge to those creative juices that may have dried up, and you’ll have your chance to replenish and rejuvenate yourself.
2) Escape mechanism
- That sheer motivation you’ll get when you start something of your own, that interest, that boost of energy and enthusiasm, it sure will be great stress reliever and will let you to lose yourself in your own world of dreams and creativity.
3) The best lesson you can have for Time Management
- All those woes of never being able to manage time with so many things happening around will start to shrink. Well that’s not going to happen at once, but gradually you’ll learn to do everything in ease. All you would need is a method of trial and error, where you, in the end, teach yourself how to juggle and manage time between your work schedule and the newly started pastime schedule.
4) An add-on to your portfolio
- Working on your self-initiated project can be the extra boost your portfolio might need. As the content increases, so does the quality of your work. What’s the harm in keeping more works in it; at least the variety in it will speak for itself.
5) A dare to do something new
- You know, there’ll be those times where you’ll think ‘Oh this looks like one fancy software, must try it once’ but never get to them. Start that project and try out those softwares or tricks and tick them off that darn long to-do list. Make that book cover, brochure, CD cover, or fanzine that you’ve always wanted to do. This way you learn something new, and enhance your skills further on.