Roosevelt Coffeehouse is one of my favorite places in Columbus to spark creativity.
Find Your Zen
When it comes to creativity, you need to find your Zen. Whether that is listening to music, singing in the shower, unplugging yourself from social media, visiting a local coffee shop, or creating a workspace in your cozy 1-bedroom apartment. Sparking your creativity requires practice and free space, whether that means you draw your energy from sounds and people, or white noise and silence, your Zen is where you need to get too.
Give Yourself Time
Give yourself time to be creative and don’t force the unnatural. If you have the time, take it. Although, your brain is a programmed for this type of work, you have to give it time to rest and rejuvenate. By taking a step back and coming back to your creative project in a half hour or day, you allow your mind to free itself from a box to later come back with a fresh set of eyes.
Harness your craft, be youself, figure out your likes and dislikes, and apply your experiences into your creativity. Your story is unique to you and it's your decision to tell it. No one has lived your life, but you. Every scar, memory and misfortune that has happened to you is yours and no one has the power to express that except for you. Use your creativity as a platform for yourself or for others. By using your passion, you can draw out creativity you never knew you had.
Find Your Inspiration
Identify a topic, emotion, person, place or thing and then get inspired. Your inspiration can be used for ammunition when you’re in a tough space. When the creative well runs dry, look to your reason and ask yourself why? Creativity can be drawn from experiences, memories and people.
Be open to new ideas, allow your mind to wander, think outside the box, draw outside the lines and relax. Let go of what you know and open your mind to the impossible. Change your "it could never happen" to "what if"... because changing your mindset from one norm to another can stretch it. You can be moved into new thoughts, possibilities and ideas. Sometimes being open can be difficult because we gravitate toward the familiar, but if you give it a chance, I promise you, you'll get to where you want and need to be.
SPEAKING OF CREATIVITY | CREATIVES LIKE TO PARTY
Dress-up, Dance, and Party for Creativity
Date: January 28, 2017
Time: 8:00 PM – Midnight
Location: Columbus Museum of Art
Deviate from the usual. Wander into a world of wonder. On the evening of January 28, join Honorary Chairs Larry Smith, creator of the Six-Word Memoir, and Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black, to experience the curious, the strange and the marvelously mad at Wonderball—an affair of wondrous proportions at the Columbus Museum of Art. Featuring DJs Charles Erickson and Donnie Mossman and live music by Popgun, games, bites from Columbus’ best eateries, creative experiences, cocktails and more.
Generosity and gifts benefit the museum’s creative programs, where imaginations roam wild.
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My name is Morgan Pelt, founder and lifestyle blogger behind Columbus Living – a blog dedicated to sharing stories about local businesses, events and entrepreneurs. I grew up in Columbus and as a creative outlet; I like to share my adventures and experiences through writing, photography and social media. It's time to discover new places, try new food, and meet new people. Let's go!