I rarely feel creative when overwhelmed. Physical clutter can add to that fuel very quickly as well. So one of the best tricks of the trade for me to feeling inspired again is to clean up, then start over again.
Cleaning up to me means removing something that isn’t there for the long haul. Your window frames are built in, but the junk on top of them isn’t. So a clean sweep will not only will freshen up a given area, it’ll give you a chance to create again!
If all your tabletops are full, counters are spilling over, desk is mayhem, and every surface already is decked out for the season, what’s to be inspired by? Where’s your chance to try new things? Chances are, if EVERYTHING is full, those vignettes may be getting tired and needing a new kick anyway.
Tip: GUT IT. Avoid the shuffle where you move one thing to another area. It just isn’t the same. GUT the area clean as a whistle and start from scratch. You’ll be amazed at the difference!
Goal above? I’m gearing up for some ebook filming in my sign shop. Yes, my goal is to get one done before the year’s out!
One area down, 800 more to go. Wish me luck.
Is there an area you could clean and redo?
Where would you tackle first?
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