What Are Your Motivated And Creative Hours?

The time of day you decide to write, paint or make music can determine if your creativity flourishes or wanes. For example, creative work peaks in the first part of the day when you are stimulated by your inner creative and inner drive. Creative inspiration generally declines during the night and early morning hours, but sometimes you can be inspired at any time of day, and even all on the same day.

I’ve been a writer for about three years now, and I’m constantly surprised that my creative flow is not the same every day. Sometimes it’s different than you’re expecting, more in your realm of imagination — sometimes it’s quite the opposite. And sometimes it’s just completely different when trying to think about it. But here’s what stands out: I always get some writing done during my morning workout. It seems to help me focus and it may be true that the exercise is motivating and helps get the creative juices flowing. So I’m going to make that a daily habit of mine from now on. (And I’m going to encourage you to do the same. Try doing something creative in the morning. I guarantee you’ll feel good about it.

So if you have trouble staying in-control when you’re having a creative out of control moment, try taking a moment and focusing on your breathing and the muscles that you work with on a day-to-day basis. For example: if you need to take a break to grab something, stop, and breathe out before you start what you’re going to do. And if you’re trying to write your first sentence or just writing a sentence, or anything that requires a momentary drop of inspiration, don’t do it! Let yourself go, as the saying goes, “when the going gets tough, the tough get going.” And now that you know how to control your creative flow, I need to talk about when to pull your creative inspiration back. Remember, if you are not disciplined about it, it’s going to happen more than you can control. And as creative creatives, we tend to put so much pressure on ourselves to be creative or, at least, do something interesting. It’s easy for us to want to keep going because we don’t want to let it pass. Our creative flow takes a lot of pressure, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. You see the same cycle over and over again in our creative endeavors. Most times it’s because we feel that we can’t control the creative flow, but that’s just not true. What we can control is when and why we find creative flow. Sometimes it’s in the beginning. Sometimes it’s in the middle. Sometimes it’s in the end. But we tend to feel like we can’t control it.

I hope this clears it up for you. I’m working on two other blogs right now, so expect more articles on this subject. But if you want to be the best creative in the world, just use your inspiration and your inner drive to push you to be creative, no matter the circumstances.

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