Some of the October Creativity Challenge participants have asked me how they can stay creative after the challenge. So I created this video to give you some tips on that.
First of all, set aside some time for yourself to be creative. We all need me-time, and us creatives need to be creating during some of that time. If you’re finding it difficult to set aside time, start small. Start with just 5 minutes, or start with just 2 minutes if you have to, and then you can increase it as you get more comfortable.
Keep your tools and materials where you can get at them easily. You don’t want to have to spend ten minutes getting them out of a cupboard before getting started. You will never do that. Keep them close by.
Figure out when during the day you’re the most creative, and do your creations then. Everyone has a prime time for creativity. For some, it’s first thing in the morning. For others, it’s after the family’s asleep. Find your time, to maximize the chance of you actually doing it.
Try to inject creativity into other things you do. Whether that’s at work or at home. Sing when you do the dishes, doodle during a meeting, and involve your kids in creative stuff. It makes it a lot easier to keep going.
Make sure to get some new impressions during the week. Because to get new ideas, you need to get new information and new impressions into your brain, so you can create something new out of them. Take a different route home, watch something different on TV, go out into Nature and go somewhere you haven’t been before.
Make sure to involve your kids in your creative pursuits. Because it’s great for them, and it’s also great for you.
If you’re having problems being creative, don’t be afraid to reach out to me. It will be a very casual conversation, I don’t bite 🙂 Just click the button below to book your Virtual Cup of Tea right now.
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