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The 6-Figure Freelancer Podcast | Freelancing | Entrepreneurship | Clients | Finances | Motivation | Personal Development | Mindset

Dec 23, 2019

When life gets busy, especially during the holiday season, it’s easy to lose that white space that sparks creative energy. In 2020, one of the things I want to work on is protecting my creative energy so I can inspire creative ideas easily and effortlessly.

I’m working on five things that I want to do more of as we move into the new year to come up with amazing, impactful ideas. I’m excited to share them so that you can also make those impactful ideas for yourself, your clients, your friends, and your family.

“One of my favorite things to do is create and in order for me to be constantly creating I need to work out my creative muscle. It’s something that I need to do on a regular basis. Just like I work out my physical muscles at the gym, I need to work out my creative muscle as well.”

In this episode Avani talks about:

  • Protecting her creative energy when life gets busy.
  • How she gets past creativity roadblocks.
  • The importance of analog media to the creative process.

1. Step away

If you feel like you’re stuck or you feel like your ideas are falling flat, take a break from the project. The subconscious mind is one of the most powerful parts of the brain, and it will work on those ideas even while we’re not thinking of them. Once we have that space, it can and will resurface those ideas!

2. Reach out to others

It is so valuable to meet with others and get ideas from other people through conversation. In conversation, we’re exchanging ideas. They might even be unrelated ideas, but they can end up sparking new ideas.

3. Practice ideation daily

In order to be constantly creating, it is important to exercise your creative muscles on a regular basis. One of the best ways to do this is to generate 10 ideas per day, every single day. Not only is this helpful for your creative muscles, but the ideas can be used to implement in your life!

4. Look for inspiration

If you ever come across something that strikes you as a good idea, document it. Take a picture, take a screenshot, or write it down. Make that a habit. Soon you’ll have a collection of great ideas that you can look at and draw inspiration from whenever you need it.

5. Switch between analog and digital

Don’t box yourself in to your computer or phone. Allow your brain the chance to break out of that container and physically draw or write. The physical activities allow your brain to make new connections as you’re generating new ideas.

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