Stop Being Creative

Stop.

Don’t make anything.

Put down that iPhone camera.

Just be.

At least that’s what I’ve found myself doing this week.

As soon as I find myself in a contant information consumption mode, I know it has been too long between breaks. The creator becomes the consumed. Instead of seeing the world, you’re just looking at the world. Through a screen. It’s definitely time to put down the tools and just hang out.

I love the tools. I love creating. But if I don’t stop “being creative” sometimes, creativity simply stops. Term two was a looong school term and life was extraordinary with positive twists and turns. Now, I’m enjoying a little break at home with the kids.

Do you take regular breaks to regain your creative focus? What works for you?

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  • http://joannapaterson.co.uk Joanna Paterson

    That is so so true – the creator becomes the consumed. Especially when we’re creating digitally, or sharing the end result digitally. Thanks for the reminder to stop!
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    • wonderwebby

      Thanks Joanna, always nice to see your face here :)

  • http://www.crashtestmummy.com.au Laney @ Crash Test Mummy

    I so needed to read this right now. I’ve got so much to do that I’m purposefully letting the ‘stream of never-ending procrastination fodder’ take me away from the overwhelming task of doing it all!
    Laney @ Crash Test Mummy recently posted..How I’m getting out of my mid winter slump

    • wonderwebby

      Hi Laney. For some reason I didn’t see your comment until just now, sorry. So glad that the timing of this post was right for you. I think Instagram going offline because of server issues was one of the best things for me. I realised I was spending too much time looking at stuff that wasn’t making me any more effective – creatively or productively. I’ll take more photos again soon though :)