I love to create, whether it’s illustrating, calligraphy, graphic design, photography – I get inspired so easily! The problem is that sometimes life happens and there just aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything you’d like to do. I always plan on coming home from work and working on my little creative projects but more often than not, I’m too tired and I end up watching Netflix with a cup of tea. Fortunately, there are a number of little ways you can still embrace creativity in your everyday life, even if it’s just a little.
One of the best places to find creative inspiration is Instagram. There are a number of accounts that are amazing for finding small creative businesses, artists and like-minded people. It really does fill your feed up with lots of lovely content and for me, it brightens up my day.
My favourite account to follow is actually Etsy. It’s a hub for small creative businesses and it really is the perfect creative community. I particularly love their Insta Story which is always full of craft tutorials and home visits with their sellers. I think I follow every single account they feature which is sometimes 6 or more a day, I can’t get enough!
SURROUND YOURSELF WITH CREATIVE PEOPLE
Surrounding yourself with creative people is a perfect way to add creativity to your day as you tend to motivate each other and build a lovely bubble of creativity! It’s always nice to see what other people create and also take inspiration from those around you whether it’s reading a blog, watching a YouTube video or even being active in an online group chat.
Following other blogs is great for engaging with people who are similar to you, I love sitting down with a cuppa and reading through all the amazing posts from talented bloggers. A blogger that I love is Jemma from Dorkface Blog, She is so active on Twitter and is always sharing her latest creative project from her Etsy Shop. Jemma inspires me because she get’s so excited about her work and she gives off such a welcoming vibe – you can check out her amazing blog here.
LET YOURSELF DAYDREAM
Often, we are told that daydreaming is bad, it’s a way of procrastinating and stops you doing the ‘important stuff’. I love it when I get to sit down with a cup of tea and let my mind wander, it’s when I start to dream up lots of new projects because it allows me to think without limit and brainstorm all of my ideas. I always find it hard to fall asleep because I love lying in bed and thinking about all of the creative projects I’d like to start.
MAKE A PLAYLIST
Make a playlist full of your favourite songs so that you can listen to them whenever you like. I love it when my favourite song comes on and I just want to create and put my ideas into motion – it’s a great way to get motivated. I love putting my headphones in and just switching off from the world, even if it’s just for 15 minutes. For the duration of the playlist, you can fill your time pinning new projects on Pinterest, writing down some notes or simply daydreaming about your creative goals.
CARRY A NOTEBOOK
I have learnt that no matter how much you think you’ll remember every idea you have, you won’t. Dedicate a notebook to writing down all of your creative ideas so that you have a little hub of projects and ideas for the future, let your mind spill onto the pages.
These little ways to inject creativity into everyday life really do keep me sane, they make me feel happy and keep me motivated on a day to day basis. How do you stay creative? Let me know in the comments!
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