STEP 1: UNPLUG
clutter & chaos left unchecked become creativity disruptors
if you create where you eat your meals, find fun ways to eat elsewhere for now… think movie nights on the couch & picnics in unique places
clean & organize the space you sit in when creating… declutter & organize the folders & files containing your creative data
Today is about preparing to disconnect from ALL creative projects currently occupying your mind & time. This is a cleansing of sorts and serves two purposes; namely to break ties to your creative projects & to prepare a clean slate for your return to those projects.
FIRST: Put away all creative projects. All personal, home & work related projects should be tucked away out of sight completely. You should not have any projects visible, including those still in the planning phase.
SECOND: Clean & organize your creative space. Take time to do an extra thorough cleaning and declutter all your work surfaces. All supplies need to be organized & put away. Create more storage if needed.
THIRD: Purge supplies as you work to organize them. Discard anything that is broken or damaged & any liquids that have dried out. Donate, trade or sell items that have sat unused for more than a year or items that you simply no longer like.
FINALLY: Walk away - your creative space is now off limits. Close the door if it is a separate room. If your creative space is a shared space, avoid it as much as possible - seek out other environments in which to perform your daily life tasks.