Twenty-nine ways…

…to stay creative

We all have those horrible times when we suffer from creative block and feel far far away from inspiration. Fear no more. Watching this fantastic fun motion graphics video by To-Fu proves that there are really only a few simple things to remember that help you keep your creatives juices flowing.

So… with this in mind… I’m off to have fun, away from the computer, surround myself with creative people, and drink coffee!

Print them out, stick them on your ideas wall, sew them into your socks to look at every day or simply add them to your blog and share, do what you want with them… just remember these rules:

1. Make lists
2. Carry a notebook everywhere
3. Try free writing
4. Get away from the computer

5. Quit beating yourself up
6. Take breaks
7. Sing in the shower

8. Drink coffee

9. Listen to new music
10. Be open
11. Surround yourself with creative people

12. Get feedback
13. Collaborate
14. Don’t give up
15. Practice, practice, practice
16. Allow yourself to make mistakes
17. Go somewhere new

18. Count your blessings
19. Get lots of rest
20. Take risks
21. Break the rules
22. Don’t force it
23. Read a page of the dictionary
24. Create a framework
25. Stop trying to be someone else’s perfect
26. Got an idea? Write it down
27. Clean your workspace
28. Have fun

29. Finish something


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