I was working on some emails for my list subscribers on creativity (join below, if you’ve not yet!) and I came across this list at Huffington Post — and it’s pretty awesome. So much good stuff to understand yourself (or maybe that Creative person in your life). Check out the ones that really stuck out with me below, and then read the whole list.
They observe everything
One of my favorite Sherlock Holmes lines is “you see, but do not observe” and I think that is so key. Observation is a skill that you can practice and fine tune.
The writer Joan Didion kept a notebook with her at all times, and said that she wrote down observations about people and events as, ultimately, a way to better understand the complexities and contradictions of her own mind
They take time for solitude
My alone time, other than the shower is either on the treadmill or out on a trail running. In fact, it’s one of the reasons I don’t do more races — I prefer running alone with my thoughts.
Artists and creatives are often stereotyped as being loners, and while this may not actually be the case, solitude can be the key to producing their best work. For Kaufman, this links back to daydreaming — we need to give ourselves the time alone to simply allow our minds to wander.
They surround themselves with beauty
Creatives tend to have excellent taste, and as a result, they enjoy being surrounded by beauty.
Hard to argue with, right?
Read the entire list on creativity.
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