Does Solitude Boost Your Creative Productivity?

Does Solitude Boost Your Creative Productivity?

Everyone has their own strategies for working creatively, but is solitude one of them? Leo Babauta, writing for creativity and ideas blog The 99 Percent, suggests that collaboration is great but creation needs to happen alone.

Personally, I think this makes sense. I like to test my ideas out with other people, but when it comes to doing work I hate to be interrupted. If I’m serious about a task and have the necessary motivation, I’d happily work in a dark cave until I’m done. What about you? Does solitude boost your creativity? Let us know in the comments.

Creating Perfect Solitude for Creative Focus [The 99 Percent]


  • I’ve found that depending on what you’re working on, collaboration can yield heaps of creative ideas, perspectives, and angles which are more difficult when you’re alone. I do agree that when it comes to pulling it all together, some solitude is a great way to get focused and thrash out the finer points. A lot of it comes back to preference. I like working in dark caves too!

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