5 Impactful Tools to Stay Motivated Creatively

5 Impactful Tools to Stay Motivated Creatively - Lauren Sauder  #motivation #creativity motivational tools, affirmations, creative living, creative idea, creative advice

 

 

Creativity comes in ebbs and flows. But how do you keep it around? How do you endlessly create without fear — fear of running our of ideas, fear of judgement, fear of expectations? Through my practice I have worked to build my toolbox of ideas that help me not only find motivation creatively, but keep it on a day-to-day basis.

 

5 Impactful Tools to Stay Motivated Creatively - Lauren Sauder  #motivation #creativity motivational tools, affirmations, creative living, creative idea, creative advice

5 Impactful Tools to Stay Motivated Creatively


1.Build the habit


Building a habit is a beautiful discipline that can truly bring greatness into your life. Work to make creativity a daily habit in your life whether that be planning to paint for 5 minutes a day, carrying around a pencil to sketch, or using slow moments to write. Each of these tasks requires you to flex your creative muscle and begin building a discipline that will change your life.


2. Ignore social media


If you plan to have a creative session, do not scroll through social media or browse through Pinterest before beginning. Added imagery in your mind can cause you to lose clarity and begin creating from a place of comparison rather than staying true to your own intentions and inspiration.


3. Words of affirmation


In moments of doubt or unease, remember why you started. Jotting down a few of your favorite, uplifting affirmations that speak to you and having them visible on a daily basis is a great way to have constant positivity in your life. A mindset shift can drastically improve your creative clarity and be the missing link to growing your business.


4. Celebrate wins


Make it a habit to celebrate your wins both big and small. This is such a simple way to stay motivated in your career and life. Success takes time and commitment and each little step should be celebrated. Take a moment at the end of each week to jot down your wins, or reflect on them during your nighttime routine.


5. Read creative books


Reading is an amazing tool that can help you bring your practice outside your studio. They help move your thoughts in different directions and can spark conversations with yourselves and others.


Building your motivational toolbox will be a unique process for you. Everyone experiences creativity differently, but that is what makes it so unique. What are your favorite ways to find motivation creatively?


each year i’ve worked to develop the best guide to help me reach my goals and do amazing things that have made me feel most proud. i’m sharing this 10 page interactive document with you in the free resource library!


share your progress with me @lauren_sauder #slowstudiomoments