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!!