We've all been in a creative rut at some point, here's a checklist of 7 things you can use to amp up your creativity.
1. Enjoy an art form outside of your goal
Find something you don't usually do, like an art class, to try. This helps work your creativity muscle and to connect with your soul.
2. Find a creative soulmate
Connect with someone who has a different perspective than you, and who you can completely trust their taste
The merging of two different worlds will create something incredible
3. Keep creating, even if it sucks
When you first start being creative, you will need to "empty the gunk out of the faucet" before you will get clean water
Write 100 shitty stories, so you can start writing good ones
4. Feed your mind with excellence
Find your Michael Jordan to look up to and get inspiration from
5. Have a container
Carry a notebook and pen around with you everywhere for your ideas
Have a writing session or creative space that you go to on a regular basis
6. Capture lightning
Once your creativity starts flowing, do not ask the idea to wait a minute, record it in the moment!
7. Take a break and go have fun
If you are at your wits end, take a break and reignite your soul. Have some fun!
Ed Sheeran's Documentary 'Songwriter'
Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
This post is in relation to Alex Banayan's Third Door Mentor Sessions. Topic for Tuesday 6/2: Time