Everyone has spare energy at some point during the day. And it’s often very difficult to know the way in which you can change this into actual productivity and break that silence in your creative life.
Here are three thing that I do in order to ensure that I remain creative and use that energy in the best way possible.
1. Identify your “Spare Time” and Use It!
Most of us spend a lot of time travelling on public transport or driving, or even washing up. While we are doing these things which are relatively mindless, we’re often able to use that time to actually create things in our mind that can later be expressed in more detail. I think it’s important to remember that not everything you create has to be entirely complete. So my first piece of advice is to make sure that whenever you have spare time you use it. Whether you write on your phone, whether you record on a text to speech app such as otter, or whether you carry a notepad wherever you go, there is no wrong answer to this except not doing it! If you use the time that you have to think about this creative project that you want to build, you will be much more prepared when you sit down to work on it properly. You can do pretty much anything – from building universes to creating characters, or following their stories. I’ll talk about those in more detail elsewhere.
2. Feel Free to Find Inspiration Wherever You See It
Walking around the world in general tends to be fairly inspiring! There are a lot of things that you can see which will allow you to build your universe and expand your creative product… and you can find many of those just by walking around and experiencing.
When you see or hear things, you can start thinking “Is that how it would be within the universe that I’m creating? How would it be different in that aspect?” If you stay mindful of that, you might be surprised what you come up with! And, of course, as I mentioned in 1, make sure that you note it down! As you start to find things, you’ll be on the way to actually creating your universe before you even sit down at your desk to write something.
3. Don’t be afraid to say “Not Today”.
Obviously, there’s a limit to this. You need to be careful to make sure that you don’t give up on something that really you should be working on because you never look at it. You do need to be careful, however, to ensure that you’re not getting increasingly lost, trying to build something when you’re really not in the right mood – you’re not going to create the best thing that you can in that mindset, and it will only spiral. If you sit at your desk for a period of time, and you’re just looking at a blank screen, because you are wanting to create and it hasn’t happened yet, if you can’t get back into that mindset, then step away. Go out, try not to consider the points you are wanting to cover, and do something that you wouldn’t do in a normal day. Then come back to more structured creativity by sitting back down when you’re ready to do that. You shouldn’t be worried about this. It’s fine. Everyone works in this way to some degree. So there are my three ways to turn your energy into a way of building your creativity and breaking your silence.
What do you think? Do you think I’ve missed anything? Do you have any further questions? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll be more than happy to discuss it with you! You can also join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/6C4H9Cv