Nowadays, we all everyone have pretty hectic schedules, with school, work, children, finding time for homework, house work and running errands and then trying to find time to feed your creativity. No matter what artistic field you’re in, the point of this post is to share a few different ways that have helped me overcome any challenges during a creative process.
If you’re like me, then you get distracted easily. At times, it can be very difficult to stayed focused on one particular task. However, you must find quality time to do whatever it is that you love. It is most important to keep you sane, fresh and original in this world. Otherwise you will become frustrated and you may even feel like you’ll never reach a level of success that you’ll be happy with. It’s not easy combining both your everyday life and fitting in time consuming tasks. For example, publishing a quality blog post or putting together a photo-shoot, coordinating times, research, projects AND then actually be able to execute everything as smooth and efficient as possible can be tough depending on your day to day.
So then, we become anxious. And that’s fine, anxiety is apart of being human. We have the power to create, it’s embedded in our minds from birth and as individuals. This is the reason we all have unique talent’s. It’s ironic that the anxiety of creating is often the one thing that interrupts the process. With that being said, below are five helpful tips on how you can overcome these uncompromising issues that may keep you from doing what you love most:
Five Simple Steps to Follow to Avoid Creativity block
1. Find time – This is obviously number one. How else in the world will you do it, if you don’t think it is important enough to make a set-time and day for it? Try to dedicate at least 2-3 hours per day for your craft, if you need less time do so.
2. Inspirational Space – We all go places where we know that we’ll gain some inspiration from. Museums, art galleries, fashion events. parks, boutiques, coffee shops, bookstore..etc. Get your laptop and just go, read other blogs, watch a documentary about other creatives that have been successful in the field you’re in as I’ve mentioned in a previous post. This will drive you to stir up a creative project.
3. Network – The ultimate key. There is no way you can keep up your creative routine surrounding yourself with people who are not into the same niche, as you. So what you want to do is, go out to local event’s – support the arts in your community, volunteer, intern. Get to know like-minded people, and it will keep you on your toes for sure.
These last two are very important:
4. Attitude Choice – You can choose to be discouraged by every new opinion you hear, or you can be driven by your own counsel and true supporters. Try to stay away from being your own worst critic to the point where you end up not even believing in yourself. There’s already enough negative opinions out here to go around. Stay focused!
5. Vow – I will create, even if doing so provokes a little anxiety. Only YOU can keep you from making a real effort to create sincerely and on a regular basis.