Keeping Your Creativity Alive During Self-Isolation

You may not feel inspired, but don’t give up on your creative projects just yet.

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You need your creativity

If you also find yourself struggling to create right now, know that you are not alone. Honestly, I struggle to turn my creative ideas into reality during the best of times, and these are certainly not that.

Your creativity benefits others too

If you DO decide to share your creations with the world, that can be powerful as well. People need art and escapism now more than ever. If you put your art out into the world, don’t see it as just more noise in a crowded room. You never know who needs to hear your particular voice.

Baby steps are the key

If you are really feeling like it is absolutely impossible to create right now, don’t worry. I’m not suggesting you have to write a novel or paint the equivalent of the Sistine Chapel. Can you journal one sentence? Take a single photograph? Draw one small doodle on the back of a junk mail envelope? Congratulations! You’re creating.

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