How I’ve learnt to be more creative

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I was asked the other day if I find it hard working in social media and blogging. 

Which got me thinking.

Is that why I CBA with my own personal social media profiles and blog sometimes?

I spend all day on social media for work. So it can be hard to connect with my blog. 

Not only do I have to think of innovative and creative ideas for work. But now I’ve got to create new ones for my blog too!

Over the past few months I’ve found new ways to boost my creativity. So I thought I would share them with you incase you’re in the same boat

FIGURE OUT WHAT YOU ENJOY

It took me awhile to actually come to this conclusion. But did you know that if you’re doing something you enjoy then you’re more likely to have better ideas and organically be more creative.

I spent a lot of time just doing things for the sake of it. 

I wrote blog posts on beauty and Christmas wish lists because it’s what I thought I had to write about.

But once I started writing about what I enjoyed and what I wanted to write about, it all suddenly became easier.

Ideas flooded to me left, right and centre.

But the same thing goes with a job. If you’re not happy in your job you’re going to find it hard to be creative. 

You need to do what’s right for you first, and then creative ideas will just come naturally.

START A NEW PROJECT

I’m known for running before I can walk. I have so many ideas in my head and I want to start them all at the same time.

But if you’re lacking that creative flare then starting a new project can help you get it back.

Some people look at a blank piece of paper as a daunting task. When really it should be fun. There are endless possibilities when you start something new.

You can experiment, change things constantly, make mistakes and just do what you want to without feeling the guilt of being consistent. 

FOLLOW CREATIVE PEOPLE

A lot of the time we use social media to just follow our friends and favourite blogger etc. But when not have a browse and find some accounts that make you want to be creative.

Find the account that inspire you to do something different. For me I love finding brand accounts for small businesses that are posting beautiful flatlays.

I also love blogger accounts like Nikkie McCaig and All The Is She!

Being creative doesn’t have to be a chore. It should feel hard or exhausting. It should fill you with joy and be something you look forward to.

I hope these tips have helped you! Stay tuned for a blog post about my new project coming October 1st! 

Let me know in the comments what your tips are for being more creative and any accounts you love to follow!

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