By Sadie Young
I almost wrote this article saying 5 excuses to make instead of being creative, but I need some motivation too! Everyone has something they are passionate about. Something they struggle with fitting into their schedule. For me, it’s writing. I LOVE writing. Do I do it every day? No. I’m lucky if I write once a week. Terrible, right? Well, hopefully this helps me as much as it helps you.
Keep a journal/sketch pad in your purse
This one is huge for me! You never know when you’re going to receive a stroke of genius. I like to frequent cafes and bakeries which is obviously the best place to come up with something amazing, duh. Where do you think J.K. Rowling wrote Harry Potter? Bring those journals or sketch pads with you everywhere you go and you’re bound to find something inspiring.
Host a creative night writing/painting/art/etc.
This sounds like some lame book club thing, right? It’s not! I have people over all the time for art nights. Even if it’s just to color and watch Netflix. This is a great way to be social AND get stuff done. Trust me, it’s fun.
Set aside a certain amount of time every week to do something creative
I have such a hard time with this one! The last thing I want to do when I get home from my job is do more work! I love writing, but it’s work! Disciplining yourself to do creative things every day is probably the best thing you can do to become better at whatever you are trying to accomplish.
Hang out with people that help fuel your creativity
There is nothing better than playing off of someone else’s creative mind. You can brain storm; you can get the motivation you need for your project. It’s great! Why would you be hanging out with boring, wet blanket people anyway?
Attend cultural events that showcase other people’s creativity
If you like to write, go to a book reading/signing. If you like theatre, go see a play. It’s pretty simple. Once you see the things people can accomplish, you have something to work for. The most difficult part is just starting! This should help you.
Alright, this should eliminate any excuses you have for being creative. Go do those things you love. Create something amazing!