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How to Stay Creative During Summer

Written by: Eduarda Loureiro

Summer is normally a slow season everywhere.

People tend to take days off, mostly everything is quiet, and creativity hits an all time low. It’s just a season of feeling lethargic. Even at the studio, we’re guilty of a little down time – rooftop bars, endless beach days, and late summer nights leading into stagnant mornings…

There’s just a higher inclination to just chill; however, there are certainly tricks we have to get and stay creative during summer – even if at a slower pace. If you’re going through a period of chronic relaxation, here’s what you need to do:

#1 Disconnect

First off, if you’re feeling that your creativity is taking a turn, slow down even more. Disconnect from what you’re doing. Focus on other activities you normally wouldn’t do like going to a museum to get inspired, shopping to treat yourself, trying a new workout, restaurant, or rooftop. Turn off your phone and computer and immerse yourself in something else.

#2 Travel

Last week, I went to Charleston with my husband because we were hitting up our limits. We packed our bags and just enjoyed each others company in a new city. I can’t tell you how happy and energized we both came back. Even if it’s just a weekend, trust me, it helps to escape your routine.

#3 Try something new

When we’re so deep into our daily lives, new experiences can just slip by. If you find yourself saying “yes” and “no” to the same things again and again, it’s probably time for a new activity – even it it means doing it on the weekends. Push yourself a little bit harder to break out of your norm. You never know what can come out of it – a new hobby and brand new creative juices.

#4 Set goals

It’s easier said than done. I know! I’m the same. I set myself up for failure sometimes. But you know what? I also thrive when I make a list of things to do because it keeps me focused. I know summer days tend to make people lazy – guilty as charged – but you can start small. For example, on my list now I have: edit content from my Charleston trip, learn a new software program, and do laundry. No big deal. But at the end of the day, you can see what’s been crossed off and what’s not… Just know yourself and what you’re capable of. And don’t come down on yourself if you don’t do it today. It’s okay!

Do you have any tips or tricks to overcome the summer slow and laziness? I would love to know so I can try them out!

 

X Eduarda

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