Staying creative

Jacqui Murray (on her Wordreams blog here) recently posed the question “Am I creative?”. She was asking what you did to be creative outside of writing time. The responses were interesting, both in terms of who was creative in other ways, but also in terms of what people categorised as creative activities.

My response really focused on the fact I would like to be more creative, that I enjoyed other creative endeavours, but lacked the time.

It got me wondering, how do you stay creative when you lack time? Of course, there’s a pinterest post for that so I thought I’d share.

Do you have a way to stay creative?

8 comments on “Staying creative

  1. All are good suggestions.

  2. I’m not sure if I agree that all these items will help to keep someone creative, at least not me. But I love being creative! I knit/crochet, cross stitch, dabble in photography, I write, I do my nails. It’s all good fun creative things!

    • I think it depends on your personality. For me, for example, keeping my workspace clean definitely helps. But good on you for being so creative. I love being creative I just don’t have enough time to spend on it as I’d like.

  3. I like 33–Finish something. I have “last word disease” so that one’s easy.

  4. I think first one must define what one means by “creative”. Because all creative really is is creating something. It could be as simple as creating dinner. Or a blog post…

    • That’s a really good point, Liz. I think it’s different for different people. One of the commenters to Jacqui’s blog that inspired this post said their creative outlet was gardening. I love to garden but I hadn’t thought of it as gardening before.

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