The reason why intentionally creating a space to create is so important, is that you are literally a making room for inspiration, thoughts and ideas to to flow. Ben and I have made the guestroom our space to study, be creative and work. I find that when I separate myself from the rest of the house and all the noise, my thoughts are clearer and I am way more productive! It is very effective.
One simple way to do this is surround yourself with creative people. I do this personally by following a lot of different fashion blogs. That always gets the creative juices flowing for me. I love seeing how other people create content, how they style pieces, how they photograph, how they choose locations…it all gives me ideas on how I want to do things next and how I can personally improve.
Change the format and join forces:
Typically as a blogger you work by yourself. You create content as an individual sometimes alongside a photographer. A couple months ago I worked with another Blogger friend and we created content together. What we were able to come up with collectively was some of the most amazing content that has ever been on my blog. There is so much power in working together and in collaboration. Magic happens when people join forces and strengths and I really feel like I want to do that more this year! Truly a beautiful thing! You can see what we did here and here 🙂
Step out of your comfort zone – take time for stillness:
It’s amazing what happens when I put away my phone, go for a walk and all I can hear is the sound of my steps and nature. So many creative thoughts and ideas go through my mind when I’m still and I’m quiet. If I could do this every single day I think it would be very beneficial. Although it is not realistic, I believe that it’s a good idea to be intentional with being still a few times a week.
Study as much as you practice:
It is said that “Creativity and inspiration is a result of aspiration.” This one I am guilty of. I don’t put as much time into study as I should but it is extremely important if you want to grow in your craft and being creative.
I think that is my two cents for today!! What do you do to stay creative?! I would love to hear your thoughts!! PS. My dress is from Shop Pink Blush. The most simple dress and I get SO many compliments on it wherever I go! Here are a few other super cute dresses by them that I have styled over the past year here, here and here :). Happy hump day everyone! I hope you have an awesome day and rest of your week!