Wednesday, 9 October 2013

How to Be More Productive

I have to admit that I have a really hard time with this one. I'm not lazy, I'm just afraid of a blank page ( or blog post) like anyone else. That being said, I'm going to try to give advice out to all you lovely people and you can decide if you agree or not.

I think the best way to become more productive is to set a time where you can practise your craft every single day. Except maybe major holidays (like national donut day). If you start to practise creativity, instead of just waiting for it to come to you it will all become less of a struggle.

Lists also help me a lot. I try to write 5 new article or story ideas everyday. This challenges you and I bet you'll be surprised about how many ideas you can actually come up with.

Other things that help inspire me are really well told stories. Be it novels, television shows, songs, or movies. When I find a story that I absolutely love (see Breaking Bad or Harry Potter) I get excited. I suddenly want to be more productive. I want to create something that will excite me just as much.

The last thing that inspires me is reading about the everyday lives and rituals of creators (new and old). I love glimpsing into the lives of highly creative and motivated people and seeing what they drink in the morning. Is it coffee? Is it tea? Fascinating. All this might seem a little sarcastic but I'm being completely honest, this stuff makes me realize that the people behind such inspiring works of art and literature are just regular people.

All of these things make me want to get up and make something that hopefully will inspire people who will read my writing to one day create something inspiring of their own. And the cycle continues.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

The Kinfolk Table by Nathan Williams

It's not a secret that I absolutely love Kinfolk. Maybe one day I can even write for them! For now I just page through their quarterly magazine and drool over the amazing photographs and inspiring stories. They are one of the biggest sources of inspiration for me, and I plan on reading their magazine for years to come. I recently bought The Kinfolk Table which is a cookbook and I decided to take some pictures. The book is filled with simple, fresh, ingredients. Every recipe looks manageable and comforting. I can't wait to really delve into the recipes and have inspiring dinners every week.

You can buy The Kinfolk Table anywhere books are sold. Check out the website and support them by subscribing for a year.

Monday, 7 October 2013

The Beginning

I'm starting this blog to document my journey. My journey of really delving deep into my creative self and becoming a more productive and inspired creator. I have always wanted to be a writer but I've never taken enough time to make that dream come true. I hope that posting bits of writing and things that help me throughout the day will help you too. Join me in learning how to let go, and just let my work be. Join me in finding ways to simplify life. I'm hoping going to be able to post on here everyday, just talking about how my day went creatively. Talking about any books, movies, or music that inspires me and if I figure out something that works for me, I want to be able to post it so that it might work for you as well. I can't wait to see what this blog becomes!