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Creativity Fuel

Hey, all you magnificent people, you! ❀ I’ve been trying some different things this past week to spark my creativity and keep the flames a-going. It made me wonder if you guys ever decide to “set the mood” so to speak for your creative endeavors? Do you find that certain things seem to lend themselves to making for a better creative day?

If I’m not making any sense, which I very well may not be, bear with me. πŸ˜‰ I’ve noticed that certain times of year, like the fall or during rainy/stormy days, I tend to feel more inspired. Another element that is, more often than not, very crucial in my writing utility belt is caffeine. I’ve noticed that good writing days often revolve around a variety of things that I find comforting so I figured why not make a point of setting up several of these things all at once?

As I get ready to venture forward into today’s writing journey, I’m surrounded by pillows (seriously, we have a major pillow/throw blanket addiction in this home), I have two candles burning so that the room smells like hazelnut coffee and cinnamon baked goods, I’ve got my caffeinated beverage, and I’m playing some lo-fi rainy lazy ambient music in the background. I’ve noticed I tend to write better while listening to strictly instrumental music (hence why I have an extra fondness for video game soundtracks). πŸ˜›

I’ve also got the ceiling fan going so I can feel a slight breeze. Basically I’m attempting to emulate a rainy autumn day, I suppose. Luckily, it is nice and gray outside, which also helps. πŸ™‚

Anywayyyy, that’s it from me today. What are your thoughts? What do you do to feel inspired? Do you have any sort of creative ritual or do you prefer to dive right in and just go for it? πŸ™‚

 

 

12 thoughts on “Creativity Fuel

  1. Hey there my friend πŸ™‚ I too listen to rainy sounds/white noise through headphones whilst writing as it relaxes my thoughts, that said, living in the UK I tend to not need rain storm soundtracks often as that’s what our weather is 75% of the time lol, (though we are having a mini heatwave at the mo!!) Stay safe and take care. πŸ™‚

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  2. Ohhh I love how you set yourself up to get all creative hahahah Your motivation suddenly makes me all motivated too now. πŸ˜› I do like to put on atmospheric instrumental songs to get myself in a writing mood too sometimes. It’s definitely needed, if you ask me. πŸ˜€

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  3. That sounds lovely and I would like to come nap while you get creative because that whole ambiance just screams autumn naps. Lol.
    These days when I get creative, it usually means working in the garage. Therefore, it can’t be too hot or humid. I don’t usually listen to anything while I’m working since I’m making so much noise, I would barely hear anything anyway. (At least not until we install a sound system in the garage. ^_^)

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    1. Oooh, what an excellent idea! I hadn’t even considered this for napping, but when fall rolls around I just might! ❀
      Haha I can just imagine you and that sound system in the garage, blasting metal and playing with power tools! πŸ˜›

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  4. Oh yeah, most definitely! I have a writing playlist on iTunes and a bunch on YouTube, too. If I’m writing on a weekend, I’ll usually have coffee, but since I tend to get to it later in the day during the week, I’ll forgo it too late. I’m kind of a writing vampire. The creative juices just flow better at night.

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    1. Ooh, nice! I think I do better writing in the morning usually. Less distractions for me. You totally have me craving some coffee now though. C&M just showed me this amazing sounding cheesecake latte from Biggby Coffee that I just might have to cave and go get now. lol

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      1. I tried the morning writing thing once hehe. I found this “writer tips” page that talked about getting up early to write, so I figured I’d give it a whirl. I’d set up the night before then set my alarm for 6 and try to get it in before work. Ultimately I failed lol. I think I did it for a few days, but I’d always wind up falling back asleep and/or being super tired during the day. I think it would work out if I didn’t have a day job because it was really quiet and peaceful in the morning. Mmm, I could use some coffee right now…AND some cheesecake πŸ˜€

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