What keeps you Creative? – Tips on maintaining your inner flow of creativity

Introduction

You have a creative spark. And it’s burning brightly. It’s making you feel energized and fulfilled. You’re happy with your life right now, but your career/job/business isn’t going anywhere. Your spark is in danger of fizzling out. This could be due to a number of things ranging from burnout to stagnation and so on. So, what can you do to keep that creative spark shining? Here are some tips:

Doing what you love.

The best way to do what you love is to find something that keeps you motivated and excited. We all have different interests and passions, which means it’s important for us to seek things that excite us in order to be creative.

If you want to be more productive at work, try doing something new every day. If there is a task or assignment that doesn’t excite you, ask yourself why not? Is it the task itself that isn’t interesting? Or is there another reason why it’s not appealing? For example: maybe working on this particular project would help your career development, but if that’s not enough of an incentive for me then I might need some other reasons as well before deciding whether or not I should take on this task at all!

Surrounding yourself with other creatives.

Surround yourself with other creatives.

Creatives are more likely to be creative, and they’re also the best source of inspiration. Creative people are more likely to have creative ideas, and they may even be able to help you with your own problems—whether it’s an issue with your work or a personal problem.

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Reading and keeping abreast of new developments.

  • Reading and keeping abreast of new developments.

Reading can help you with your creative process, it can help you stay inspired and it can help you stay current. Reading books, magazines, blogs and other literature is a great way to keep up with what’s new in your field or industry.

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Staying fresh. That is, do the things that keep your creative juices flowing. This can include a number of things like travelling, reading, searching for new creative inspirations, etc.

Staying fresh. That is, do the things that keep your creative juices flowing. This can include a number of things like travelling, reading, searching for new creative inspirations, etc.

If you’re feeling like your creativity is on a bit of a hiatus, look at what’s going on in your life and see if there are any ways to bring in new experiences or learn something new that could be helpful to your work. A lot of times people get stuck at one point while they’re developing their craft because they don’t have enough experience with it yet or they’ve gotten into some kind of rut where they’re not pushing themselves anymore (or maybe just not working as hard).

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Have faith in your creativity.

You’ll know it when you feel it.

When starting a creative business or being creative in your current job, it can be hard to know if you’re doing the right thing. It’s easy to get caught up in feelings of doubt and insecurity about what you’re doing and whether or not this is really where your talents lie. You may feel like everyone else is more talented than you are and wonder why they got picked over you for the job or opportunity.

These feelings are normal, but they don’t have to hold you back from creating something great. If anything, these doubts should motivate us even more than someone who doesn’t feel as much self-doubt would—because those people probably aren’t pushing themselves hard enough either! The truth is that everyone has doubts about their own abilities sometimes (and some people have them all the time), but what separates successful people from unsuccessful ones isn’t how often those doubts come up for them; instead, it’s how quickly those individuals can shake off their fears and get back into action mode again once those doubts do arise—which means having faith in yourself that no matter how many times this happens (and trust me: it will!), eventually things will work out just fine–so long as we keep going forward one step at a time!

These tips will help you enhance and maintain your creativity

  • Do what you love. It’s worth repeating because this is the most important tip.
  • Surround yourself with other creatives. You don’t have to be a writer or musician to enjoy being around people who are creative; if you’re a programmer, for example, find out which meetups are your local version of Hackathons and attend those events. If you live in a small town where there aren’t any such events, try finding like-minded people on Whatsapp or Facebook groups dedicated to discussing all things creative in your area (you can join our WhatsApp community here).
  • Keep abreast of new developments in your field—and outside it! You can do this by reading industry blogs/websites/books, listening to podcasts about creativity (or other topics that interest you), subscribing to relevant email newsletters (like ours, subscribe here, and following social media accounts that share inspirational content, etc.
  • Stay fresh by taking time away from what was once consuming your job search efforts: it’ll help recharge so when you return with renewed focus and energy there will be no more blank stares at screens!

Conclusion

Creativity is a skill that can be developed. It doesn’t matter how old you are, where you live, or what kind of work you do—you always have the potential to cultivate your creativity and use it in new ways. Take some time to think about which of these tips might be most useful for you. Then try them out, one at a time or all at once, and see how much more creative you feel after doing so. If there’s one thing we know from three years of surrounding ourselves with creatives, it’s that everyone has the potential to create something amazing!

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