“In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for contructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.” ~Rollo May
What habits do creative people have that makes them so successful at being creative???
I’ve thought about my own creative habits, but decided to research the habits that others consider the most important to their creativity.
Rather than list EVERYTHING I found in reviewing their lists, and then comparing to my own, there was one that stood out the most to me. I think it’s the most important habit when it comes to creativity.
What is it you ask?
In one word it’s SOLITUDE!
At least for me and the many creative geniuses I researched, it seems that creativity flourishes in solitude. Within your quiet zone, you can hear your thoughts, you can reach deep down within yourself, and you can focus.
In the past I really didn’t like being alone. Especially when i was so used to being around lots of people and chaos the last 10 years. However after a few months of finally getting that whether i wanted it or not, I discovered many benefits from solitude.
You actually have time for thought, you get to know yourself, you have
space to create, space to unwind, you find peace, you have time to reflect on what you’ve created, and you learn from it. Really, isolating yourself from the influences of other helps you to find our own voice. The quietness helps to appreciate the smaller things that get lost in the madness life can bring.
Its very important to make it a habit NOT to judge yourself on your creative output. Sometimes your creativity is on fire. Thats great and feels amazing!! but other times, it’s not. You just can’t get down about this. We all have slumps!
Live a creative life everyday. I very much believe in doing creative stuff everyday. When I’m starting to feel in a rut I make a habit of trying a different routine, make something you never thought you would, just shake your own tree and use your imagination.
Find your fun!! Doing what you love inspires you to be more creative.
“Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle. To some a blessing. To others a curse. It is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea.” ~Lou Dorfsman
It’s officially FRIDAY- have a BEAUTIFUL weekend!