The title of this post is a bit of a misnomer. It assumes that today's writing is directed only toward those who confidently describe themselves as "creative," but are countless individuals who actually possess and exercise a great deal of creativity without ever recognizing in it. cough MOM cough. cough LIZ cough.
Therefore, whether or not you identify with this adjective, please keep reading. I have a few questions for you.
As one who is continuously striving to stretch my personal limits and break down the walls of my comfort zone--chiefly in design, but also in what I eat, what I read, what I listen to and where I travel--I find the ideas and opinions of others to be extremely helpful. Delving into the crazy twists and turns of another's brain is always an adventure. I may have gazed up at the clouds today and said they look like elephants; you, on the other hand, may have spotted the Pyramid of Khufu.
|Cloud gazing and creating echoes in southern Kansas.|
Out of genuine curiosity, I'd love to know:
- Through what medium do you normally express yourself? Are you a writer? A painter? A baker? Or do you choose to dabble here and there as the mood strikes?
- When you begin a new project, how do you choose to start? Do you plan it out first, mapping the steps and setting deadlines? Or do you dive in without more than a second thought? And either way, why?
- How do you stay organized? Or do you even make the effort? Why or why not?
|How do you focus?|
I'm endlessly trying to stay more focused, more organized, more productive...but without fail, I end up getting stuck in ruts. As we all do, I suppose. Current ruts include Facebook, email and (this one's new) Google Analytics. Thanks a lot to Campfire Chic for that last one. This leaves so little time to finish the projects I've started that the days end up feeling more chaotic then ever. Which leads to frustration and lack of motivation, rather than increased creativity. Yaaaargh! Do you struggle with this cycle? And if so, what helps you to overcome it?