Sometimes my creative thinking dives. Because most of my work comes from creative thought, I find it annoying. Unless I do something fast, I can lose a whole day’s work in a blink of an eye.
Luckily, I have many ways to get creativity back. Inspiration can be as close as a walk in the park or as exciting and far away as visiting somewhere that I’ve always wanted to go.
When I am on these adventures, I try to pick up on some theme and write a fictional short story to have fun with the various things that I see and do. No one else needs to read the short story. I am making it for my entertainment and practice a little creativity.
What do you do to gain creativity back when it fades?
Author: Mike Balof
A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future.
Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.
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