I relate quite a bit to this little funny and incidentally it inspired my photo for this morning’s February Photo A Day on Instagram. (Are you playing along? Follow me (hollywouldifshecould) so I can follow you back. Instagram is so fun!)
(Time for a cubicle makeover? Probably.)
That’s a large and dull sea of gray that I get to stare at almost daily for 8+ hours. Instead of letting that get me down though, I am taking any opportunity to be creative as of late.
Yeah it all sounds a little rah-rah/woo-woo but it’s those little things that make all the difference in how I am feeling in my daily life. While I sometimes feel overwhelmed wit taskts (ok and maybe a little stifled by the gray between 9 and 5), I am also feeling compelled (more than ever) to search out inspiration. And doing that work is worth it, because when you are feeling motivated, it’s AMAZING.
Which leads me to this little Good Read: The Fallacy of Creativity
The real measure of creative success, I think, is the ability to create without restrictions. To spend your days doing the work that makes you happy, even when it fails.
It’s worth checking out.
And of course this TED Talk with Elizabeth Gilbert (polarizing as she might be) on Nurturing Creativity. It’s definitely full of some nuggets of wisdom and humor:
Creativity isn’t something you are gifted. It’s not something you have or don’t have. It’s something you search for and follow. You have to prioritize it and make time for it. You must plant the seeds and care for it. Maybe all of you are reading this and thinking “DUH. Are you just figuring that out?” But what can I say, sometimes I move a bit slow.
How do you keep your creativity flowing? Is it something you even think about, or do you just do it?