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as bloggers, writers, illustrators and creatives of any kind, from time to time we all get creative block. it might be a for a few hours, days, weeks, or ..scarily, even longer than that. often the best thing to do is get out of the area you’re working in and get outside.

even just a few minutes is beneficial to your frame of mind. i’m a firm believer that you should never force creativity. yes, you may have tight deadlines, but if you burn out you’re going to make things worse. taking a break even for a few minutes can be a life/sanity saver.

i know a lot of people think procrastination is evil, but you can procrastinate and keep it relevant to your chosen form of creativity too! for example, you can read about other creatives, listen to creative podcasts, watch TED talks ..there’s a lot of procrastinating to do! (infact, sometimes amazing ideas can come from what you’re doing when you’re procrastinating from what you really are meant to be working on) this isn’t really about procrastination, but bare with me.

here are some places you can read and learn about productivity/efficiency, creativity and inspiration that are sure to help you get out of that creative block. this isn’t even beginning to scratch the surface of places where you can find and learn about productivity, creativity and inspiration ..but it’s a start.

creative pep talks from andy j miller. (who is incredibly inspiring!)
the pomodoro technique
stop destroying your life’s potential
no notifications, no problems
isaac asimov asks how do people get new ideas?
be a better designer by eating an elephant
how to get shit done  even youre totally unmotivated.
3 things i learned from the glug talks and what to do when you feel overwhelmed
tips and resources for getting started and getting seen
finding time to create

please, if you have any articles, blog posts, films…anything to recommend, please let me know in the comments!

sunday spark // 16

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sunday spark // 16
“Harry, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it, don’t wait for it, just let it happen.”