NINE IDEAS HOW 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?
I know it’s hard to stay creative (especially when you have a full-time job). That’s why I started my blog to have a motivator as well as an archive of what I have done. Thanks for all the tips! I really want to go to a workshop soon x
of course that writing a blog is a good motivator. thank you for reminding me that :)
what kind of workshop you would like to attend?
I am a french 25 years old Woman and i love your blog and i’m going over every Day for several years ,i admire you so much , you are a true source of inspiration , i’d really like to travel and make my passion my profession as you, it must be pride for you, continue what you’re doing because you are really talented and it’ s a puff of oxygen to follow your blog every Day ,good Luck and don’t change anything you are perfect
Oh, Coraline, you have no idea how your words affected me. I’m so happy to read that my blog inspires you – thank you a billion times to writing this today. I hope that your passion will very soon turn into your job.
Hello Radostina! This is kind of off topic but I need some help from
an established blog. Is it hard to set up your own blog?
I’m not very techincal but I can figure things
out pretty fast. I’m thinking about setting up my own but I’m not sure where
to start. Do you have any points or suggestions? Thank you
Hi and thanks for asking. The first thing you need to do is to select a blog platform that could work for you. You can check: Tumblr – easy to handle / if you plan to post more pictures /, WordPress – is more complicated but is the platform that I’m currently using. I have bad experience with Blogger – so I would not recommend it to you. I hope this helps.
Good luck :) !
Полезно е да ги чета, отвреме-навреме, особено за да подреждам малко повече :) и да съм по-организирана!!! Благодаря,за съжаление , не всичко е на този етап, е по силите ми , но пък тефтери дал Бог и записвам ли , записвам! Креативни дни пожелавам и на теб, с удоволствие ще гледам после!!!
тези съвети… ти предлагам не да ги четеш, ами да се опитваш да спазваш :). от личен опит зная, че едно неподредено и разхвърляно място… веднагически ми намалява нивото на креативност. а за времето изобщо не се притеснявай – то никога не стига :)
хубав ден и на теб и благодаря за коментара.
to NOT WORRY when creativeness isn’t oozing out! to take that as a sign to just go with it, perusing other artwork and doing other things…it ALWAYS COMES back, and usually in more outstanding revelations! GREAT TIPS from you, thanks!
wow, wanda, what a great tip you have too: if you loose your creativity – don’t worry, it always comes back :)
Thank you for the good tips.
#8 is my favorite. The more I move my body, whether it’s working out and blowing off steam or taking a walk in Venice, getting my blood flowing quicker is a great way to clear my mind and let the creative juices flow.
I am so glad I read this post today – it is just what I needed to hear (read :) ). I also love the idea of a photo a day – I might try that for a month…
Beautiful post. Thank yoi
I’m happy that this post inspire you somehow. Give it a try to the project and please let me know. I hope you will recharge your creativity with it.
This is actually pretty soothing to read and very helpful. Thanks so much for sharing!
О, липса ми само номер две…
Медитацията води ли се дейност :) някои идеи са плод на нея.
Не зная за медитацията – но щом помага, защо не….
Аз си мислех, че по време на медитация основното е да не мислиш за нищо… може и да греша обаче. Ако искаш, разкажи малко повече, как точно медитираш?
Като отворен прозорец… вън вали а ти седиш в тихото и гледаш капките само гледаш, слушаш и не пипаш… а като спре да вали ти идва да скачаш в локвите. Все едно идеята е там, но ти не си видял и като млъкнеш и я чуваш. Понякога ми се случва като копая цветя си, наведена с главата надолу не търсиш нищо, а намираш богатство.
Very useful ideas to boost creativity. I have plenty of ideas in my mind, which I usually mark down in a form of notes (usually in my phone), but maybe I have to use an ispirational board.