NINE WAYS TO STAY CREATIVE
I guess that when you are coming here you are probably a creative person, curious and constantly looking for inspiration. Creativity actually is a very interesting thing. It is like a small little plant that you need to take care of, it has to be fed constantly.
There are many ways to keep yourself creative. Some of the advices that I know from my own experiences are:
- keep your creative space in order
- take a class or workshop
- create inspirational boards
- break your routine
- keep a journal and use it all the time to collect ideas
- don’t be afraid to experiment
- surround yourself with creative people
- move your body
But there is one thing that I found much more helpful – to turn from dreamer to doer. To choose a project and just do it. No matter if everything is perfect or not – just act. I admit that sometimes I was loosing my creative mojo. The everyday life it just squeeze it and I had to do something. At the beginning of the year I started a small project – to take photos constantly. Amongst the Flickr community this project is popular as “Project 365”. I change the name to Project 2015 because I wanted to be something different (I didn’t plan to do a picture every day and I wanted to continue the project the next year too). And just a miracle happened.
I became more serious, organized … I became a doer. The results are so far wonderful for me. I don’t feel rush, pressure and I want to do more and more pictures.
I hope I helped you with my experience, but what is your recipe for keeping the creativity in your life?
(this post was published first at 79ideas )