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How Only An Hour A Day To Work On Your Passion Can Be A Good Thing

It’d be nice if we all had the freedom to work on whatever our hearts desired throughout the day, but in reality, most creatives work a day job and then tackle their own projects in their spare time. As screenwriter Brian Koppelman points out, having only an hour or two to work on your project each day isn’t necessarily a limitation. It can promote focus.

Don't Use Goals To Force Creativity

We like to think that creativity is a spigot you can turn on and off, but it just doesn’t work that way for most of us. Over on FiveThirtyEight, they take a look at some of the research behind creativity and suggest shying away from using goals in an attempt to focus your ambition.

Jon Stewart's Best Career Lessons

Last week Jon Stewart flicked off the lights for the last time at The Daily Show, where he and his staff created a machine that delivered incisive political and media commentary through comedy for 16 years. Let’s take a look at how they did it and what we can learn.

Get A Boost Of Creativity By Doing Something Mindless, Like Cleaning

Need to get over a creative block or trigger more “eureka!” moments? Try stepping away to do something as mindless as cleaning.

Boost Your Creative Skills With This Simple Word Exercise

To quote Steve Jobs, creativity is just connecting things. You may argue there’s more to it than that, but it has a lot to do with finding unique ways to connect the dots. Designer and researcher Balder Onarheim suggests boosting creativity with a simple word exercise. And you can try it while brushing your teeth.

Develop A Pregame Ritual For Your Creative Work

Warm up routines and pregame rituals are pretty common among athletes, but we don’t usually think about them with other things. Over on Medium, writer Srinivas Rao points out a pregame ritual is useful for creative types too.

Zen And The Art Of Gundam Maintenance: Why You Need A Post-Work Hobby

I don’t really enjoy vegging out on the couch. I am paradoxically curious about everything, but quickly get bored when my brain isn’t engaged. I always need to be doing something. So, instead of staring at yet another screen when I come home, I’ve finally found a perfect balance of engaging and relaxing for my evenings.

Use Your Inexperience To Think More Creatively Early In Your Career

When you’re new and inexperienced in a field, it probably feels like your lack of experience is a shortcoming. While that can sometimes be true, it also puts you in a unique position that can allow you to be more creative than your old guard counterparts.

Why You Should Go For A Walk When You Need Creative Inspiration

You know the scenario. You’re looking for a creative idea and it’s just not coming. Inspiration isn’t exactly cooperative. If you’re in need of an idea and don’t have time to set yourself up for inspiration, try going for a walk.

This Graphic Teaches You The Basic Elements Of Good Design

Any good craft needs a toolbox. If you’re a designer, your toolbox is style, which unfortunately you can’t put into organised drawers. This graphic, however, lays out your basic tools as a designer.

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