To be a creative, you must live creatively

Creativity isn’t a habit. But it helps to have habits that will nurture it.

Every creative has days where ideas are a little harder to generate. It’s what we do every day that helps us to either be able to spring back from a block or whether we fail to deliver great ideas every time the job demands it.

Creating these habits will help you bounce

1) Reading. Often when I’m done doing my writing for the day I don’t feel like reading but taking in new information about a lot of different things is a great way to stay inspired in keep learning a little every day. There are always audiobooks to listen to while you’re commuting.

2) Exercise lowers stress. Less stress makes it less likely you’ll overthink things and get stuck wondering whether your ideas are any good. It’s worth it to rise a little earlier if you’ll feel better the rest of the day.

3) Have a hobby. Spending all your time thinking about creative pursuits does not give your mind a chance to reset. Participating in other interests lets your subconscious work on the problem.

4) Don’t be so rational. You don’t need throw logic out the window but you do need to learn to listen to your intuition. But sometimes not relying on logic lets your mind take leaps to new solutions that you wouldn’t have thought of before.

5) Work at your craft daily. You can always improve and the best way to improve, whether it’s athletics, music or commercial art is to practice. Daily.

These are just a few ways to live more creatively. It’s good to think of creativity as a way of living rather than an attribute. When you do, you’ll find that it taps you on the shoulder a little more regularly.

Posted on: July 17, 2018, by :