• creative life,  work life

    3 articles on enhancing creativity

    I love finding new articles and blog posts on topics like creativity and time management. However, I tend to seek them out when I’m already in procrastination mode or feeling stuck! The irony there, of course, is that clicking around the internet doesn’t help me make progress on my tasks. Here are a few I found this morning: How to Get Yourself Unstuck: 3 Tips for Climbing out of a Rut by J. Maureen Henderson. A helpful shift in thinking. Sarcasm boosts creativity at the office (like that’s gonna happen) by Elizabeth Haggarty. Interesting, funny stuff! And related to that last one, Want to Boost Creativity? Try Clever Put Downs…

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    10 ways to get out of a creative rut

    It happens. We all get stuck. It doesn’t matter the task, either. You could be painting scenery for your child’s class play, arranging columns and rows in your department’s budget spreadsheet, or writing the next great American novel. It happens to me once a week. I’m plowing through client projects, updating social media campaigns, crossing tasks off my to-do list. Then suddenly I realize I’ve been watching bees buzz around the flowerbed outside my window for the last 20 minutes. How do you know you’re in a rut? It’s hard to maintain focus. It’s easy to get distracted. It’s hard to keep your butt in your chair. It’s easy to…