As artists, we sometimes get caught in our own limitations. It’s important to keep an open mind, and try new things all the time. Here are a few things you can do to keep your creative flow going.
1 – Have a conversation with an artist. Artists often motivate and inspire each other. Hearing about somebody else’s visions and exchange ideas is refreshing for the creative mind!
2 – Start early or work at night. For some reason, I am always way more creative when I work late at night, or when I start working early (always with a cup of coffee :-)
3 – Turn off all distractions. Turn off the TV and close Facebook! Get away from anyone who might disturb your creative process. Music, however, is a great tool to get in the right mood.
4 – Take breaks often. Concentrating is a must, but taking a break is as essential! Make sure that you take breaks often during your day.
5 – Go somewhere new. It doesn’t have to be out of the city. Go somewhere you’ve never been or do something you’ve never done before. Every time I do this, I get some new fresh inspiration.
6 – Do something you’ve never done before. Try a new sport or hobby, join a club, take the time to learn something you’ve always wanted to learn. It can be something totally random!
7 – Meditate or take some time “out” from everything. Take the time to relax your mind of think of “nothing”. Meditation and yoga is excellent for the body, and for the mind. Every since I have started practicing, my creativity has improved drastically.
8 – Let go of your fear of not being “good enough”. Everyone, once in a while, has this limiting fear of having ideas that or not good enough. Everyone has brilliant ideas.
9 – When you have a new idea, don’t reject it right away. The first idea you get might not always be your best, but it can certainly lead to your best idea. Start with an idea and build from there. When you start getting creative, don’t stop yourself halfway through. It is a process. Many times, I found that the best ideas appear when you don’t limit yourself.
10 – Write everything down. If you are like me, you often get brilliant ideas at random moments. When you have a flash, write it down to not forget it.
11 – Challenge yourself. Set yourself goals and challenges every week. Staying in your comfort zone is far from being the best thing for your creativity!
What else do you think is a good way to stay creative? Share below!