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June 1, 2012


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How to stay creative

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 1, 2012, 1:47 AM
  1. Make lists
  2. Carry a notebook everywhere
  3. Get away from the computer
  4. Quit beating yourself up
  5. Take breaks
  6. Sing in the shower
  7. Drink coffee
  8. Know your roots
  9. Ask "What if …?"
  10. Constantly risk absurdity
  11. Listen to new music
  12. Rock the boat
  13. Surround yourself with creative people
  14. Get feedback
  15. Collaborate
  16. Don't give up
  17. Practise, practise, practise
  18. Make mistakes on purpose
  19. Go somewhere new
  20. Watch foreign films
  21. Break the rules
  22. Start a gratitude list
  23. Get lots of rest
  24. Take risks
  25. Write your own myth
  26. Do more of what makes you happy
  27. Don't push the river
  28. Read a page of the dictionary
  29. Stop trying to be someone else's perfect
  30. Got an idea? Write it down
  31. Clean your workspace
  32. Have fun
  33. Learn something new
  34. Create reckless juxtapositions
  35. Make a visual pinboard
  36. Finish something
  37. Take a walk
  38. Get curious
  39. Don't ask – "What's it for?" "Who will like it?" or "Who will buy it?"
  40. Be kind to yourself

How to stay creative: Rule 13 by hogret  How to stay creative: Rule 4 by hogret
How to stay creative: Rule 29 by hogret  How to stay creative: Rule 11 by hogret
How to stay creative: Rule 2 by hogret  How to stay creative: Rule 7 by hogret
How to stay creative: Rule 37 by hogret

What else could you do?

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shards0fwords Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student General Artist
listen to music that you can't help -not- sing along to.
hogret Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Indeed, yes!!
SethFitts Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I want to copy and repost this journal.
hogret Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Go for it!
dholms Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that's a heckuva list!
some very good advice!
KatDiestel Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
oh man, with all these rules, it is not surprising that i am so uncreative at the moment ... ;)
but then some days ago i have started making rather small books from empty cigarette paper booklets. that was and is fun! only that photos might be difficult to upload (or does wanting to upload digital versions sabotage rule 39?)
archambers Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
I am certainly going to save this list.

Something I may add is a little slogan I wrote in one of my journals, "Patience, Focus, Discipline"
hogret Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Patience is a very good addition!
mertonparrish Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
getting away from the computer is spot on
the only drawback is not having contact
with brilliant artists like yourself to inspire
latent creativity.
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