Sometimes it just ain’t happening. Here are some ways that I find help me to loosen up and get through the gap to creativity–even though there is no gap…
Morning pages. What are they? Three pages of stream of consciousness every morning. You just write anything you feel. I did it for around a year. Found the idea in the Artist’s Way. I recommend.
Dance around your room to music, madly, throw your body about, do it for 15 minutes. Then recite a classical piece of text. You may feel like a nutter doing this, but so what we only live… IT CLEARS THOSE DUSTY WEBS.
Dream up your dreams, write them, madly, on a huge piece of paper. It doesn’t matter if they’re ridiculous. Life is ridiculous.
Go for a long walk. Breathe in nature. Nature is a great energy; for your energy. It matters.
Go out & dance all night, on your own. I used to do this. Some of the best times…
Turn off the internet. No. Turn off your internet and TV and everything electrical. Lie on the floor for fifteen minutes in silence. Silence is magic. Like you.
Do something you wouldn’t normally do. Like try to play the violin, or speak another language. After you’ve done this for a bit you’ll realise that you’re actually quite good at your own craft after all. You’ll be flowing with creativity.
Make sure you feel relaxed in your working environment. When I look at my window sill. I feel relaxed.
I can’t recommend this more: sing.
Say these words to yourself: IF YOU REALLY WANT TO BE CREATIVE, LIGHTEN UP, ON YOURSELF.
Failing this… perhaps you’re not the creative type after all? Perhaps look into something more stable? Like an office job, I mean how can you live like that…? Not knowing from one minute to the next? Where the next penny, and… and… and… bla bla bla.
Not over my, not-blinking, body….
Anyone else have ideas?