I use the word dull very loosely. It can be interpreted as not feeling like you are in the mood to create anything.
The world is how you choose to look at it. Some days it’s bright, wonderful, and you are filled with imagination. And then on some days, boy, does it seem like the skies are gray, dreary and life is full of nothingness. Those days suck your imagination dry. But you must endure. You must find ways to become creative when all things seem dull. You must overcome your procrastination and lack of wanting to create. As an artist, you have to choose to be creative no matter the circumstances. Be willing to be creative in a dull world.
Let’s begin by discussing what creativity is all about. It’s about using your imagination and thinking out of the box and finding a different way to represent or solve something. It means you are coming up with ideas that no other person is thinking about and you are choosing to take the initiative in order to bring the idea alive. Creativity makes us feel free. It works our mind. And a better version of ourselves comes out when we decide to embrace our creativity.
So now that we know what creativity is, what does a dull world mean? I use the word dull very loosely. It can be interpreted as not feeling like you are in the mood to create anything. Procrastination overcomes you and the thought of thinking creatively bores you. There’s a lack of inspiration in your life and you choose to let it be. Dull can also be a reflection on the weather. The skies are gray and cloudy and it further makes you not want to do anything. Bright and sunny makes you cheerful. Anything otherwise makes you somber and uninventive.
How do you overcome this dullness? Here are some ways:
Force Yourself To Just Do It
Force yourself to put something down on paper! Even if it’s a line of a sentence, forcing yourself to do something will stimulate your mind. You’ll find that once you start, you’ll have an easier time managing the task. A lot of people have trouble getting to this point so if you manage to get something down, you are more ahead of the game than you think. You overcame the initial hurdle. It’s just a matter of using this momentum to keep going.
Create A Peaceful And Creative Space
If the weather outside doesn’t get you to create then you must take action and create your own space. Corner off a part of your bedroom that can be dedicated to writing. Move around to another area that looks calm and peaceful and plop yourself down with a book and read! There are ways you can choose to not look outside at the gloom. If you cannot control the weather, then, at least, control your environment and where you choose to do your work.
I find that dull days can be brightened with the help of friends. Pick up your phone, ring a friend up and hang out together. Do you have a shared interest? Then choose to collaborate and work on something together that you both enjoy putting the effort in. Because you feel uninterested in creating by yourself, there is a higher chance you will change your mind if you do work with someone you get along with.
I find it important to always find a way to stay creative no matter what the circumstances are. You must push yourself as much as you can. You need to learn how to motivate yourself to become the best that you can be. When you start doing this, it’ll become a lot easier to be creative 24/7. Keep it up. Conquer the dull world.
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