33 Ways to Stay Creative

Not entirely sure how I came across this list, but it’s been hanging at my desk for awhile. I now need the real estate for something else, and I wanted to be sure I had this list in a place where I could easily access it. I find it helpful to remind myself of some of these items on a semi-regular basis (lookin’ at you, #24 and #29!).

1. Make lists

2. Carry a notebook everywhere

3. Try free writing

4. Get away from the computer

5. Be otherworldly

6. Quit beating yourself up

7. Take breaks

8. Sing in the shower (got this one DOWN!)

9. Drink coffee/tea

10. Know your roots

11. Listen to new music

12. Be open

13. Surround yourself with creative people

14. Get feedback

15. Collaborate

16. Don’t give up

17. Practice, practice, practice

18. Allow yourself to make mistakes

19. Go somewhere new

20. Watch foreign films

21. Count your blessings

22. Get lots of rest

23. Take risks

24. Break the rules

25. Do more of what makes you happy

26. Don’t force it

27. Read a page of the dictionary

28. Create a framework

29. Stop trying to be someone else’s perfect

30. Got an idea? Write it down

31. Clean your workspace

32. Have fun

33. Finish something


  1. Reblogged this on Liturgical Credo and commented:
    This list is good —

  2. Great list! I totally agree with you about taking a notepad everywhere…sometimes I’m like…now what was that I was thinking about before I went to sleep.


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