Creativity is a tricky thing.
Whether you’re a writer, singer, dancer, choreographer, musician, composer, actor/actress, director, photographer, painter, graphic designer, fashion designer, digital mastermind, innovator – you see where I’m going – creativity is a vital part of your life.
You find your creativity likes to pop up at random moments – those moments when your passion + drive flares up like a stoked fire and you just have to put your thoughts into action.
You’re probably wishing that happened more often (+ not just at 2am, in the shower, or while you’re eating).
Sparking your creativity doesn’t have to be a chore or an elaborate scheme. The little things you do on a regular basis can be the difference between chasing your creativity + making creativity your bitch (yup, I went there).
Since this is the first time you + I have roused about creativity, let’s keep it simple:
GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD!
Yep, it’s that “simple.” I say “simple” because when your creativity isn’t answering your calls, all you can do is obsess about when it will get back to you.
Instead, you need to go out + have a life.
Read. Laugh. Love. Talk. Eat. Move. Watch. Travel.
Explore the awesome variety that this world has to offer. Do things that have (seemingly) nothing to do with your creative profession. Take up a separate creative hobby that you do just for the fun of it with zero intention of doing it professionally.
If your creativity isn’t answering your calls, you’ve become the obsessive one instead of the supportive one. We all need a break now and then, and that includes your creativity. You still need to have a life + an existence outside of your creative occupation.
Your experiences + adventures in life are what inspired your creative adventure in the first place. If you cut those off + don’t create new memories, your creativity has nothing fresh to live on.
It’s especially important for you to dabble in other creative outlets because they can shine a new spotlight on what you do professionally, giving you a fresh perspective + innovative approach to what you already do for a (creative) living.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good 2am session that seems almost supernaturally driven as much as the next creative maven. That being said, I don’t want to wait around for that to happen + I also enjoy sleeping.
Your life is your creative inspiration + your creative work will truly inspire others when it comes from your unique memories. Don’t over-analyze everything that happens in your life, trying to dig out the possible angle you could use in your work. Just go out and fucking live your life (+ always carry a notebook with you because you never know when you’ll need it).
What’s your FAVORITE creative hobby (i.e. the one you don’t make money from; you just do it for fun)?
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