5 tips to be creative when you’re busy

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So I’ve asked you guys to leave me some questions on my Instagram about creativity! Mostly to talk about something that happens to all of us: being creative and being busy. So I will give some tips of what I incorporate into my days to maintain my relationship with Miss Creativity:

-INSPIRATIONAL BREAKS: We talked about this last month! Whatever you are doing, take a break of 5 minutes and breathe, relax in bed, read an article or do nothing. In my case, I try to go to parks, leave my phone at home, bake a cake or take a shower. Give ideas some space and permission to flow.

-MY LITTLE FRIEND THE NOTEBOOK: I have a pocket notebook that I take with me everywhere. I doddle, write observations or any idea that comes to mind. It’s always easier to remember something if you write it down, and you never know when a fan-tas-tic idea will fall from the skies right into your mind.

-THE MAGIC CALENDAR: I don’t know about you, but I like to plan for some things in advance and have a magical calendar with all busy days, to deliberately write down when I’m going to work on my projects.

-MOTIVATION PROMPTS: When I’m super tired of the day and can’t find the motivation to start working on my projects, I bring my assistants to the picture: my prompts. There’s a jar in my room that contains a few little papers that have some ideas suggesting what can I do. Some are writing prompts, some are games, some are “passes” that allow me to do something (grab a coffee, have a nap, go outside). Sometimes I grab magazines and start cutting papers to paste in my journal or use some of my Journals with activities: I bought “642 things to write about” and “Usted está Aquí”, and I use them to trigger ideas. Once you start, you will grab the rhythm and when you least realize you are in the high of creative flow.

-CREATIVE DATE: Like the name says, a date with your creativity. Find a free day on your magical calendar and save it for a date. Put on your favorite dress, grab your backpack with your creative kit and just do it. Maybe go to a café, maybe stay home and have some tea; maybe it’s working on an existing project or reading a book. It all helps!

These are some that I try to fit into my schedule and so far so good! Do you have any other tips? That way we can help each other!

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