5 ways to own your creative energy
Updated: Jan 13, 2020
Being a creative is so much fun. I love seeing my ideas come to fruition as art. However it can also be very frustrating. There are times where things don't come out as you planned or didn't go the way you thought it would. Especially now when creativity can be turned into a career rather than a hobby. There can be a lot of pressure to create and create well, which can lead to burnout or creative block. I've had plenty of those days. Here are my tips for the days when it's all simply too much. how to take control of your creative energy.
1. Find inspiration everywhere:
I think when it comes to creativity, we should take on the attitude of abundance. As in taking comfort in the fact that creativity is yours and is infinite. Which in turn means inspiration is also infinite, in abundance and ever present. It is all around us, on social media, in our environment. Even in obscure moments such as our dreams. I have come up with some of my favorite outfits when I've been in a dream-like state. Always be aware and always be present.
2. Talk to other people:
Whenever I get into a rut, it always tends to make me feel isolated, which is why it is so important to have friend in the same creative field as you or just creative people in your life in general. Not only will they probably be able to understand what you're going through but they also can help you talk your through your thoughts to come up with new ideas.
3. Know when to take a break:
Knowing yourself is a huge part of owning your creative process. Knowing when you're getting burned out or when something is not working out and stopping is way better than to keep going and getting frustrated. Frustration will only breed more frustration. Take a break! Go grab a drink with a friend or watch a show on Netflix. Trust me: the happier you are, the easier things will be.
4. Have multiple creative outlets:
I think having multiple creative outlets is vital for your own energy. Creativity is like a muscle, the more you work it the better it becomes. I also find a lot of art forms can build off of each other, you can learn a lot about one from another.
5. Perfection has no place in creativity:
I heard a quote that said perfection is just procrastination in high heels. This really spoke to me. So often we push back projects or don't release content because it's not perfect. When in reality perfection is just fear that what we did is not good enough. Do not deny the world of your beautiful talent because of fear. The world is ready to recieve you with open arms.