-DO declutter your space.
One of the biggest creative blocks is to see clutter everywhere. My mom used to say: the state of your room is the state of your head. This is so true, 100% of the time, when my room is a mess, is because I feel confused and unfocused. So, by de-cluttering your space your brain will work better.
-Don't force creativity.
The worst thing you can do is to force yourself like a soldier to be creative, I believe this will have the opposite effect.
-Do listen to music and dance.
Nothing helps to burst my creativity more than listening to music and dancing, some brains work better when moving, helping the ideas flow.
-DON'T waste a lot of time with electronic devices.
Inspiration comes when living. I do love Internet and with so many devices like ipad, smart phone, laptops etc.. it's even easier to be on Internet all the time but sometimes we forget about enjoying the moment because we are more worry about taking photos for instagram or checking up twitter etc..
Reading something interesting always helps with imagination and flow of ideas.
-DON'T stick around.
I always get ideas when I'm on the go, specially when I'm doing household stuff, like doing the washing up, cooking, arranging things, picking up things. The spark doesn't come when sitting still, the spark comes always on the go ;)
-DO go for a walk.
There is something about fresh air and walking that always helps to organised your mind and to relax.
-DON'T waste your energy with self-loathing.
The worst negative influence in our lives can be our own thoughts, like: you are not good enough, don't bother in trying, you are such a failure, nothing makes sense etc..I know, because I do it sometimes and this is the most auto destructive thing one can do. This is completely the opposite of being creative. It is 100% destructive and we can really affect the way we feel if we don't learn to control the negative thoughts.Negative thoughts will always come to our minds, it's normal, but we can choose to ignore them.
Like always I'd like to hear your opinion. Do you have any DO'S and DON'TS to add to the list?
Etiquetas: Creativity, finding inspiration, Opinion, tips to help ideas flow, Unblocking the creative block