Getting your creative juices flowing can be a challenge for some. With the all the distractions now-a-days, it is easy to put whatever you are trying to accomplish down “for just a second.” That college student trying to finish typing their ten page essay can easily say they need a study break really before they get started. How many of you have seriously done that. I know I have certainly done that one. That writer that needs to finishing writing their novel. The musician that needs to get into the studio but puts it off to go out.
When those things happen, what do you do to overcome the distractions? How do you get your creative juices flowing? Well, when I have those things happen there are a few things I like to do. First, I place my cell phone on vibrate. Then, I place it in another room so I don’t hear it vibrating or see it blinking. When it blinks, I automatically know it is a notification from either one of my social media accounts or from my emails. If you are serious about getting something done, an hour or two should be ok for you to leave those notices alone depending on your personal situation.
Since I love to write and I am working on a book, I have noticed a something that helps me get my creative juices flowing, music. So naturally, depending on the genre it will either relax me or get me pumped. I love to listen to the 80’s genre of music to help me stay focused and concentrating on my writing. Crazy, I know but it helps me for some reason stay in tuned to what I am doing. Also, just simply sitting down in front of the computer and telling myself that I am going to write helps me.
I have learned it is good to schedule specific times for me to write. Simply because I am such a busy mom and wife, it is easy for me to get distracted. If you are having an issue with getting your creative flow going, I suggest scheduling you specific time of the day when you know you will not be interrupted. It will also help to make yourself accountable for what it is you are trying to accomplish. Should you have something come up on the night/time you schedule yourself then I suggest you reschedule it. That way you don’t totally miss out on what you wanted to do. Hopefully, you will have developed a routine to help get you over any issue with getting your creativity going.