How to Turn a Creative Spark Into Something Real
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The difficult emotions we feel when we're alone actually transform us into intense observers, aware of subtle details that normally go unnoticed.
Most of the time, this is uncomfortable (bec...
Digital tools are a weak substitute for a physical community. And screens don’t allow for touch, which is a powerful form of communication.
Physical contact, from friends, loved ones, even acquaintances and strangers, has the ability to lower cortisol levels and ease anxiety.
A great way to fight loneliness is to work toward a larger goal, one that is centered around teamwork and collaboration.
Focusing on a shared vision helps disrupt the lonely brain’s destructive loops, allowing us to let our guard down and reintegrate ourselves into the social fold.
Boredom is one of the most important factors in creativity. Boredom is a productive state as long as you don't let it get to you.
Agatha Christie said there is nothing like boredom...
When we're bored, two key things are happening in our minds: One is a 'desire bind' where someone wants to do something but not anything that's on offer. The other is when your mind is itching to be engaged.
Our first instinct when we experience some boredom is to fill it with Netflix lists, Instagram feeds, and TikTok videos. Riding out this boredom is vital though.
Boredom is not in itself creative. It's what it leads to that is significant. In the gap of boredom, you're motivated to look for something else, and there's a real chance you'll discover something new.
The work of top creatives follows a consistent pattern and routine:
If you’re serious about creating something, stop waiting for motivation and creative inspiration to strike you and simply set a schedule for doing work on a consistent basis.
You can’t selectively choose your best moments and only work on the days when you have great ideas. The only way to unveil the great ideas inside of you is to go through a volume of work, put in your repetitions, and show up over and over again.