Some days my creative personality plays hide and seek and insists on playing games with me. It hides somewhere deep inside and taunts me to seek it out. Each time I come within reach, it jumps and hides again. It can be a challenge and I could easily give up … but the urge is strong. I look to discover something unique and inspiring.
I find that when creativity eludes me the best approach to coming up with an idea is to step back and re-focus my direction. Instead of trying to work on something for someone else or find reason for what “they” would like, I turn the tables and ask myself what “I” would like. Once I am drawn to those things that excite me, the creativity spark is ignited.
How do I want it to look or what do I want it to do. It may not turn out to be a masterpiece, but a perfect masterpiece should not be a concern.
Recently I started an “Idea Book” which is simply a 3 ring binder where I keep ideas. Quotes, magazine pictures, websites to visit or sticky notes with a topic to write about. Reading past posts or papers I have written helps stir up additional ideas about subjects I want to write more about or discover something new about.
Drawing up an outline of ideas is a thought that may work well with the current Post a Day Challenge. I have successfully written each day in January but that is a mere dent in the challenge … for there are 11 more months to go! I could look at this as a dreaded task or better yet develop an outline of ideas that I want to learn more about. If I am accomplishing something and working in a direction of some type of goal, I am sure my creative personality will still egg me on at times with the game of hide and seek, but it will be great fun when I win and say “You’re It!”