WRITING. One person’s business, another’s comfort zone. I fall into the comfort zone category.
HYGGE: The Norwegian and Danish word for a mood of coziness and comfort with feelings of wellness and contentment. Wikipedia.
Creating a comfortable writing space, physical and headspace is very important to me, so I habitually surround myself with rich and decadently writing materials and listen to soft music with quiet lighting and wine nearby.
That settles my creative brain.
* Make Personal Zen Spaces * Creative Energy for Introverts
* Reading Retreats and Comfort Spaces * What’s Your Creative Default Setting?
* Ghost Writing is Wonderful for Introverts * Creative Provocations and Musing
* Bullet Journals – Organize That Mess In Your Head * Build Your Own Creative Loft – make a great space to work in. * Find Your Online Tribe
(EXCERPT) BULLET JOURNALS: Build A Creative Process
NEEDED: Routines and rituals, familiarity and trust – disorganization need not apply!
Creativity can be elusive, but if we can set up some loose parameters into a process, we can capture ideas and pin them down long enough to smooth them out and make them useable.
Bullet journals put organization to random thoughts.
Figure out where and when you do your best free-thinking – times when you feel safe to think out of the box—then go there and throw out all of your ideas, everyone no matter how ridiculous.
If you’re stuck you’ll have to get out of that comfort zone, see new people or go to a different place. Watch. Learn. See what people do. Listen to how they talk. Take in the new experience. The world looks different when you see it from another place, another perspective or from someone else’s point of view. Pencil it all down, no matter how random, into your journal – bullet form.
Use your bullet journal to make note of every idea that might be just passing through, then when you’re stuck, smooth these ideas out. Try them in your head, turn them around and see what happens if you follow just one crazy thought through to the end. Trust your instincts and remember you’re an introvert so chances are you’re doing this alone. Who’s going to judge if you come up a bad idea?