Prep Yourself for Creativity!

 

Photo by Skylar Kang . Photography (pexels.com)

Here are ways to help your creativity along so that you are prepared for your unique creative journey. 


Have ideas ready for your creativity. 

You don't need an overabundance of resources to fuel your creativity. Find 2-3 apps or websites or follow a few accounts that you can refer to often for inspiration. If you have apps on your phone, take time to organize them so that your creative inspiration is the first thing you see. I've gathered ideas here that you can search though. 


Create and maintain a morning routine.

A morning routine by far, is the best way to create consistency. Even if the rest of your day gets chaotic, if you can maintain the morning routine you can tackle the rest of your day much better. Include some creativity in that morning routine like a journal prompt writing or looking for new creative resources that you can add to your creative list. 


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 and use your digital note pad and 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 just off 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.


Designate a tote bag with tangible creative tools.

I suggest paper, journal, notepads, a few books, coloring books, crossword, puzzles, magazines, 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!


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 this group that I created, you can read more information here.  


Designate a day or time for your creativity. 

You may not be in a season to designate an entire day but if you can designate a few hours a week, that's a beautiful start! Again, if it makes it into your morning routine and that's all you can manage right now, that is great! If you have the opportunity to take a whole day and devote to being creative, give it 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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