Do you think that you are not creative? You are more creative than you think! However, you may need to get in touch with your creativity. Too many people shut their creative side down, almost as if they are afraid of it.
Creativity is a great asset and is essential to the success of any great project. When it’s “on” everyone is happy but when creativity escapes you, it’s time to bring in the big guns. It’s important to realize that everyone goes through this so here are some tips from me to you that will help jumpstart your creativity.
1. Assess the Situation
When you’re struggling creatively, it’s extremely important to take a step back and identify the root of the problem. You can really only find a solution if you know why you’re having the problem.
2. Ask Yourself Questions
I’ve always found that I can work through my problems by asking myself a series of questions from the standpoint of rationality. This will speed up the process of finding the problem and more importantly, finding a solution. The questions could be anything like “what are the 3 factors that are causing this problem?” When you ask these questions, it’s important to answer them honestly, even if you find out the problem lies with you. [Read more…]
I was talking with a friend of mine the other day, and she commented on the fact that she now looks at everything through the lens of how it could become a blog post. She even came up with a post for her raw food blog while watching Ironman.
That seems to be an occupational hazard for bloggers. After a while, no matter what is happening around you, you are wondering, “How can I turn this into a blog post?”
Once you have that blogging mindset in place, topics will come at you from all directions, and you will never be at a loss for something to write about. Until that day, here are some ideas to get you going. [Read more…]