How Do You Foster Creativity?
What I’m wondering this morning is, what’s your creative process? Not many of us are full-time creatives, people who are constantly generating ideas, art, photos, video, stuff like that… But I think all of us at least have times where we need to generate some creativity, whether it’s a snow day and you have to come up with a quick fun activity for your house-bound children, a project at work that really needs to pop, or maybe just a hobby or side job that is creative in nature.
So what’s your process? How do you do it? I’m really curious right now, because I think my own creative process might be broken. It used to be that my most creative hours were early in the morning. If I got myself up early in the morning and blocked out as many distractions as possible, I could usually get 2-3 hours of decent to pretty good material out of myself. Lately I’ve noticed that those early morning hours tend to be productive, but not necessarily creative. That is, I get things done better in the mornings, but the idea well seems to still be a little dry.
What do you do to generate creative ideas? Is it a particular place for you? A particular time of day? Do you get around particular people? Hit up the comments section below, and maybe we can all help each other!