29 Ways To Stay Creative

It is so true, we creatives love our lists and we tend to love things like coffee, singing in the shower, breaking rules, taking risks and going somewhere now. We also love working with other, discussing our ideas with like minded people and collaborating. All too often my students feel their ideas are too precious to share or get feedback on, they don't want to present it too early in a project for fear of someone copying and they are hesitant to approach others and collaborate. So this is a reminder for them, for young designers out there - stay as creative as you possibly can and have fun with it!! 

  1. Make lists
  2. Carry a notebook everywhere
  3. Try 'free writing'
  4. Get away from the computer
  5. Stop beating yourself up
  6. Take breaks
  7. Sing in the shower
  8. Drink coffee
  9. Listen to new music
  10. Be open
  11. Surround yourself with creative people
  12. Get feedback
  13. Collaborate
  14. Don't give up...
  15. Practice, practice, practice
  16. Allow yourself to make mistakes
  17. Go somewhere new
  18. Count your blessings
  19. Get lots of rest
  20. Take risks
  21. Break the rules
  22. Don't force it
  23. Read a page of the dictionary
  24. Create a framework
  25. Stop trying to be someone else's 'perfect'
  26. Write ideas down
  27. Clean your workspace
  28. Have fun
  29. Finish something!!

Sonia Nicolson

Hi, I'm Sonia from Edinburgh, Scotland. I relocated to Reykjavik, Iceland back in February 2016 to live life with my Viking, Ingimar (marrying summer 2017). I blog about Design, Travel and Lifestyle and upload a weekly 'Living in Iceland' vlog every Thursday on my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/soniascot