Disclaimer: this is a humourous post meant to amuse, not to instruct. You have been warned. 😉
Keeping your Creativity healthy is a hugely important thing to remember as a writer—or as any sort of an artist. Sometimes we can be smashing through all the word counts, then hit a brick wall.
Aka: the bottom of our creativity tank.
Luckily, keeping your Creativity alive isn’t all too hard. I have some amazing tips to offer, from my years of experience.
Feed it on procrastination
When your Creativity tank is full and flowing, there’s nothing better than to waste time and not use it while it’s ready to go.
Feel inspired to write? Go cook an apple pie.
Feel like editing? I’m pretty sure you still have a loooot of things on your to do list that should be ticked off first. You can do editing afterward.
Never let your creativity get a break
Let’s face it: taking breaks is simply never good for you.
Why take a break when you could just keep powering on forever? Or until you collapse.
Except collapsing is similar to having a break, so don’t do that either.
Don’t do things you enjoy. Ever.
This is a no-brainer. Doing things you enjoy would be like giving your Creativity a break. Refreshing it and reinspiring, even.
Absolutely don’t do this. No way.
Live off caffeine and never get enough sleep
A healthy amount of sleep is death to Creativity. It gives it rest and time to relax and be awake and fresh the next day.
And we all know that’s a terrible thing to be. Avoid sleep at all costs.
Follow these four simple tips, and you too could have a Creativity as healthy as a shriveled tomato.
What are some things that fill your creative tank? Admit it: how often do you get the recommended amount of sleep overnight? Let’s hang out in the comments!