Thursday, March 30, 2017

how to create your own creative space


Creative motivation, yo: It can be hard to come by. 
Something I've noticed that helps me focus on projects and be more productive is having my own creative space. For me, it's my desk.  

HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN CREATIVE SPACE

Get a signature scent. How can you think and feel and create with stale air? YOU CAN'T, THAT'S WHAT. I've probably burnt through 14,000 candles in my lifetime (rough estimate), but it's totally worth it. TJ Maxx has great candles that won't break the bank, and this one from Target is my absolute favorite.

Create a soundtrack. Now that your space is smelling great, put on a record or a Spotify playlist. It's important to relax your mind and create an encouraging atmosphere in your space.


I like to listen to the melancholy music of... 


Milo Greene,

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Max Richter,

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or Novo Amor.

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If you can't write or work with music playing in the background,

Bring the outdoors in. Open a window, listen to the birds chirping, make friends with a plant. (I have owned but one plant in my lifetime, a Venus flytrap I named Rex. I fed Rex salami. Rex died. I was nine. Moral of the story: Be kind to your plant friends.)


Flowers can refresh and beautify 
your space for little to no cost.

Personalize. Find a way to make your space your own - buy a bulletin board and add old photos of friends and family to keep you smiling while you work. Plushies, paintings, fun mugs and journals can also make your space feel more like you. 

+ What about you? What is your creative space like? Where do you blog?

24 comments:

  1. I was supposed to be making a desk space for myself soon but then my aunt invited me to Europe so the desk is put on the back burner to prepare for the trip �� morale of MY story : don't count on your own plans because they will probably be changed. Anyways these are great tips! When I do finally get as far as setting myself a space I will remember them. xx nina

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    1. Girl, the desk can wait, you're going to EUROPE!! That's wonderful! Thanks for commenting! Have fun on your trip :)

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  2. beautiful idea <3

    honestly, I blog wherever. I write wherever. lol. I love writing in cafe's or my room, but lately most of my writing has been done at school, just for convenience sake. haha.

    I agree with this post! creative spaces are great, especially if you're stuck in a rut writing wise. it really help clear your head

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    1. Thank you! :) I love the idea of writing in a cafe...that's something I definitely want to do more of this year. Keep writing! :D

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  3. This is awesome (poor Rex)! I've been meaning to make my own "space" because right now I'm just chilling on my bed most of the time, but I should make that space for myself to be totally "in the zone".

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    1. RIP Rex #ForeverInOurHearts You should! It makes me feel like I have a little creative home to come back to when I need ideas. :)

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  4. These are such good ideas! *inspiration*

    LOLLOL about Rex XDD. I had a Venus flytrap last year but haven't checked up on it in along time? idk if it's still alive? ??? <-- my existence as a plant parent XD

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    1. Thanks so much! *high five*

      OH MY GOSH IT'S NOT JUST ME! Maybe this is like a Venus flytrap thing? I mean, how many flies can there really be in one house? I HAD TO FEED IT THE SALAMI, I SWEAR

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  5. My creative space changes a lot, but ah yes candles and music and cute posters are essential anywhere!

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    1. It's fun to mix it up! :) And literally you've got to have #AllTheCandles!

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  6. OKAY OKAY. Have I ever mentioned that your blog is like so perfect? NO? OKAY WELL IT IS. Like, everything. Your pictures, your words, the formatting <3 It's like the most tumblr/pinteresty blog I can think of, tbh.

    I loved this post! AND HOW HAVE I NEVER HEARD OF COFFITIVITY BEFORE WaHT. That is literally like the best invention ever. This was such an inspiring post, Erin <3

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    1. Your comment literally has me glowing with joy <3 Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it :) And Coffitivity is the jam!!

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  7. When I burn candles, I'm definitely more productive. It's so weird. XD I also have a nighlight that doubles as a wax melter so that thing is wonderful since I don't have to worry about open flames lol. XD

    storitorigrace.blogspot.com

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    1. Right? Candles are like the secret ingredient! I don't know why lol :)

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  8. Dude your desk space looks like a magazine! What the heck. This is awesome. Thanks for educating us all on how to create such a sweet environment-- need to do some office revamping this summer

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    1. Aw thanks, yo! I assure you, it's typically much more messy than that lol :)

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  9. Ahh, flowers and melancholic music, lots of love for this Erin! <3

    www.rainandrecords.blogspot.com

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  10. WHOOP NEW FOLLOWER! haha anyways, I love the idea of using a scent to study. This post is pretty darn awesome, strait to the point and great ideas. I like the outdoor tip too!

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    1. Yay! Welcome! :) Thank you so much. I always find having a candle lit helps me to focus more.

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  11. I JUST WANT TO PUT TOGETHER A CUTE WRITING DESK NOW

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