Regardless of whether or not you consider yourself a creative person, chances are there are small mindset shifts you can make today to be even more inspired in your day-to-day routine. One writer, John Teehan, shared his top four tips in energizing his rich creative life.
One of his key hacks? Setting non-negotiable (and challenging) deadlines.
He says when he entered an art festival for the first time, he had to rise to the occasion, and that entire process was very generative for him.
“I exploded into work,” he said. “Where there had been a stall, now I had a set deadline to produce some works in time. I had to get watercolors matted. I had to get acrylics finished and framed.”