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Use The First Hour Of Your Day For Creative, Inspiring Work

If you have the flexibility in your schedule to do it, start your day with something creative and inspiring. Maybe it’s that novel or short story you’ve been working on, or a painting, or a craft project. Whatever it is, if you can, give it your first hour. It’s uninterrupted time, and a good start to the day.

Why We Should All Spend More Time Staring Out Of The Window

Boredom, daydreaming and idle time are all important for creativity and motivation, as well as your mental health. This video reinforces the idea, pointing out that while none of us will ever be lauded for staring out of the window, it’s exactly what more of us need to do to stay happy, healthy and inspired.

Chuck Close's Advice On Inspiration And Getting Things Done

The magic of productivity is really to just get started. You may know that already, but the reverse of that message — to wait for inspiration to strike before you really do something — keeps us from doing great work, says artist and photographer Chuck Close.

Watch Kurt Vonnegut Explain The Emotional Shape Of Creative Stories

It’s impossible to quantify what, exactly, makes a good story. However, underneath most popular stories, there are only a handful of familiar story arcs that we tell over and over again. In this video, author Kurt Vonnegut demonstrates these arcs by drawing them.

Don't Just Think About Being Creative: Do Something About It

Everybody has the potential to be creative but many of us don’t do anything to release that creativity. Self-doubt and apprehension about whether we even have the skill level to create something that is truly unique can stop a lot of us from even trying. Here’s a personal story about how I’m trying to pull my finger out and reconnecting with my creative side along with some advice on how to do so.

Live By The Five Hour Rule To Always Keep Learning New Skills

Learning or practising new skills is incredibly important – it’s hard to ignore how vital it is to a successful career. To keep your educational momentum going throughout your life, give yourself five hours a week to learn something new or practise a skill.

Give Yourself Time And Space Nurture Your Creativity As A Small Business Owner

Whether you’re in the business of selling paper or own a modest graphic design firm, small businesses rely on creativity to thrive. As a small business owner, you need to allocate time and energy to support that creativity. Here’s how you can do this.

7 Misconceptions About Creativity And How To Harness It

We’ve all been there. That enchanting, mysterious moment when the muse strikes. Creativity is intoxicating. It’s frenetic. And — not to sound crass — it’s profitable. Unfortunately, creativity is also fickle: the more you chase it, the harder it is to catch.

As A Freelancer, Set Your Prices By How Much Value Your Client Receives

When you’re setting priced as a freelancer, you might think about it in terms of how much time it takes you or what your costs are. You should also consider a less common factor: how much value does your client receive from the work you do?

'Creativity Is Like Breathing'

We like to think that creative types who produce a lot of stuff are capable of just doing that all the time, but comic artist Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal reminds us in a new strip that creativity isn’t as sustainable as it might appear from the outside.

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