6 Ways To Prep For Creativity

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6 Ways To Prep Yourself For Creativity

1. Have ideas ready for your creativity. 

You don't need an overabundance of resources to fuel creativity. Discover 2-3 apps, websites, or accounts that can serve as frequent sources of inspiration. Organize the apps on your phone to prioritize your creative inspiration. 

2. Create and maintain a morning routine.

By far, a morning routine is the best way to establish consistency. Even if the rest of your day becomes chaotic, maintaining your morning routine will help you tackle the day more effectively. Incorporate creativity into your morning routine, such as journal prompt writing or exploring new creative resources to add to your list.

| Need to Kickstart to creating a flexible routine? I created an easy guided Routine Outline Worksheet.

3. Capture creative ideas in the moment.

Don't let these ideas pass you by! When you are not near a pen and pad, make your phone useful by using your digital notepad to capture those 'random' thoughts or ideas that sprinkle in throughout your day. I can't tell you how often I have captured blog post ideas based on this idea alone! It may not make a lot of sense now, but you can build on the ideas at a later time and not miss the creative opportunity.

4. Designate a tote bag with tangible creative tools.

I suggest paper, journals, notepads, a few books, coloring books, crossword puzzles, magazines, a glue stick, scissors, or anything that you can easily bring along with you. On a break at work or at home, the moment you feel the need to do something creative, it's already there. Make this your very own personal creativity inspiration tote. You may not have an entire space at home dedicated to your craft, hobby, or art practice, but you can create one!

5. Connect with a creative meet-up or hobby group.

In-person or virtual, explore groups or meet-ups that create things that you want to try. A connection with like minds is very helpful in your creative journey. If you'd like to learn more about upcoming workshops for the month, I keep an active list of online ideas here.   

6. Designate a day or time for your creativity. 

You may not be in a season where you can designate an entire day, but if you can allocate a few hours a week, that's a beautiful start! If it fits into your morning routine and that's all you can manage right now, that's great! If you have the opportunity to dedicate a whole day to being creative, then invest that time and see where it takes you.

If you'd like to explore this topic more, here are some additional resources that might also be helpful:

11 Creativity Routines that Make Your Day More Rewarding

Why Consistency is the Key for Improving Creativity

Understanding the Psychology of Creativity

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