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Stay Creative!

“Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, ‘I’d like my crayons back, please.'”
― Hugh MacLeod, Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity

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33 Ways to Stay Creative:

1) Make lists
2) Carry a notebook everywhere
3) Try free writing
4) Get away from the computer (kinda ironic to be reading this right now…)
5) Be otherworldly
6) Quit beating yourself up
7) Take breaks (They do it in Europe!)
8) Sing in the shower
9) Drink coffee/tea (check!)
10) Know your roots
11) Listen to new music
12) Be open
13) Surround yourself with creative people
14) Get feedback
15) Collaborate
16) Don’t give up
17) Practice, practice, practice
18) Allow yourself to make msitakes  mistakes
19) Go somewhere new 
20) Watch foreign films
21) Count your blessings
22) Get lots of rest
23) Take risks
24    BREak The Rules
25) Do more of what makes you happy
26) Don’t force it
27) Read a page of the dictionary
28) Create a framework
29) Stop trying to be someone else’s perfect
30) Got an idea? Write it down
31) Clean your workspace
32) Have fun
33) Finish something

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