Surround yourself with inspiration.
I'm not sure about you guys, but I'm constantly on the look out for inspiration. It's like there's always a little part of my brain that won't ever switch off. And I think this is the case for most people that do anything 'creative' or that requires a constant stream of ideas. Whether that's a hobby like blogging, or working within a creative industry, you'll start to find that your inspiration comes from the most unexpected of places.
For me, I take my ideas from everything, everyone, and everywhere. Books, TV, people, places, the list is pretty endless. Although, if I'm honest, my idea's normally pop into my head at approximately 2am, when I can't sleep and I'm overthinking life... as per.
But, if there's one other thing that always helps to keep me inspired, it's making sure I find those inspiring places to create. Now, don't get me wrong, I love nothing more than writing and editing all cosy in bed with a cup of tea to hand. I could do this all day. But sometimes you need a change of scenery, don't you?
I don't think I've ever told you guys this, but I have a secret thing for buildings, architecture and interiors. And it's one of the things I love about living in Liverpool, there's just so much history hidden within some absolutely beautiful buildings here. And if I was rich enough, I would most definitely get myself into property and channel my creativity through interior design.
I'm a firm believer that the space around you can truly affect your mood and productivity. Which is why I always find that I work best in an environment that suits me. Think more coffee houses and pretty tea shops, and less libraries and offices. That's most definitely where I create the best, but it's possibly the complete other way round for some people.
So, if I'm ever stuck in a little blogging rut, I'll take myself off to somewhere like this; bright, colourful & spacious, in the hope that the inspiring surroundings might just get some new ideas flowing.
Do you find that your surroundings affect your creativity?