Steps for Enhancing Your Creative Flow
Follow your passions. Choose to do something that interest you. Curiosity and discovery fuel great art and enhance your flow.
Find a quiet, distraction-free environment to work in. Turn off your cell or out it away where you will even forget it exists! Find a room where you won’t be disturbed. Nothing breaks up your creative flow like interruptions and distractions. Once your flow gets going you need to ride it for all it’s worth. It’s a precious thing, give it the respect it deserves.
Learn to stretch your skills a little. Finding that perfect balance between comfort and challenge is crucial to your flow. You never won’t to stray so far from your comfort zone that you can’t do the job at hand, but you want to challenge yourself enough to spark new discovery. That spark can set the Creative Flow in motion for hours. It is a thin line but if you can find the line and just stay there, that’s where magic will happen.
Creating on a regular schedule. Setting a regular time to write each day trains your sub-conscience to be ready to create. It knows that each day you have set aside the time to work on your art and it will deliver more often with a little practice. I see a lot of writers who write at random times and random days and they complain for not being able to “get things done”. On the other hand they do not want to stick to a proper time schedule, because they want to write when they “get inspired”. Th key here is that you should get yourself so busy with writing that you will not need any inspiration. When your mind is constantly busy with it, every little thing is an inspiration for you and when you put it in a regular schedule, at first it might be a bit challenging but after a while, it will work just perfect.
Look at it this way, some people have awesomely maintained bodies. When you look at their schedule, you will notice they have a certain time of each day for working out and they keep up with their schedule no matter what! That’s the key they managed to keep it up for years and be good at what they are doing. Writing also works exactly the same way.
Focus on the process and not the outcome. Finding your Creative Flow is a process and doesn’t happen overnight. It will take a little practice, so be patient with yourself and your talent. Good things will come with persistent application of the process. Just keep it up and do not give up!