Sometimes, it’s hard to figure out how to stay creative.
Us creative folks easily say, “I make things, yay!”
But maintaining that vibe all the time seems like a job unto itself.
This list has been helpful to me over the years, and I hope it’s of some use to you too.
- Make lists
- Carry a notebook everywhere
- Try freewriting
- Get away from the computer
- Be otherworldly
- Quit beating yourself up
- Take breaks
- Sing in the shower
- Drink coffee/tea
- Know your roots
- Listen to new music
- Be open
- Surround yourself with creative people
- Get feedback
- Don’t give up
- Practice, practice, practice
- Allow yourself to make mistakes
- Go somewhere new
- Watch foreign films
- Count your blessings
- Get lots of rest
- Take risks
- Break the rules
- Do more of what makes you happy
- Don’t force it
- Read a page of the dictionary
- Create a framework
- Stop trying to be someone else’s perfect
- Got an idea? Write it down
- Clean your workspace
- Have fun
- Finish something
Save the image below to your computer and print it out. Post it up on your vision board. Put it in your notebook. Do what you can to incorporate it into your daily writing life. And I do mean daily.
How do you stay creative?
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