Yup I said it. You know it consumes you.
What I do love about Facebook is it's accessibility and connectedness. I've been able to connect with hundreds of people, new friends and collaborators, old friends and college roommates. It's the biggest social media tool in the world today.
What I don't love about Facebook is that it becomes a rabbit hole for the hours. One minute you click open to do do something productive, ("something productive") and the next minute, you know who had a baby, who just broke up, and ope! now they're back together, and what your boss ate for lunch. Yup. You know what I mean.
Note: I'm not saying Facebook is bad. End note.
2. Watching Too Much Television
TV can be a great tool for inspiration! For example, if you're a cupcake baker, TLC's Cupcake Wars is probably gonna be a good fit for ya. Or if you hobby or business venture is fashion, shows like 24 Hour Catwalk and Project Runway are probably on your "must watch" list. These are good.
TV can be a inspiration drainer when, let's say you are trying to blog or write or paint or create and there's meaningless footage happening in the background. (Like what is happening to me right now.) Your brain is split. Never let a show stop the creative roll. There's always Hulu.
3. Not Sleeping Enough
“Sleep helps you pick out the pieces of information that are essential and put them together in new and interesting ways, which is the definition of creativity” ~Jessica Payne
Most people, including myself, associate sleep with rest so that one is not tired the next day. But according to Psychologist Jessica Payne, sleep is necessary for one's creativity, because it allows "down time" for your brain to cease gaining new information in order to process what's already there. Thus, letting the current creative juices process and refresh.
4. Over-thinking Every Idea
Not all ideas are going to be good ideas. Somethings just need to get out there in the open, on a journal or tablet somewhere. If you think about it too much, your inspiration level will quickly turn to discouragement or insecurity. Don't let that happen. It's okay to explore.
5. Listening to People
Listening to people is good when their words mean something to you. Let people your trust speak truth into your lives. They can see a lot of things from an objective perspective.
Listening to people is bad when their words cause you to feel discouraged and demotivated instead of encouraged and challenged. Don't let people in who don't really care. We call those spouters. We don't need them.
6. Fluorescent Lights
This one's for you Ty. He hates them and thinks they are instant creative killers. I mostly agree.
7. Unintentional Eating Habits
This is a personal one. Junk food makes me feel gross, groggy and sleepy. Healthy food makes me feel empowered, clean, and more aware.
Let's stay inspired. The world needs it.
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