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It's easy to be more creative: all you need is boredom. Create a place of silence and this silence becomes the source for your ideas, your creativity. What exactly do you have to do for it?
Cell phone off, computer off, radio off, book closed. Let other people's voices fade away. Seems terribly boring, doesn't it? But somehow also tempting. Finally peace and quiet. Finally, the noisy world out there is shut out. It doesn't have to be forever. You don't have to become a hermit and move into a cave. You can create a place of silence no matter where you are. This place arises in you when you simply switch off the above-mentioned sources of interference. May it only be for a fixed hour a week, or better still, every weekend! There could also be that time for you every morning.
Make a conscious decision in favour of silence. Allow boredom and creativity will follow. The ideas begin to bubble. The desire to try something new will arise: continue writing the story, to paint a picture, to start taking photos. You'll gain new energy when you slam the door on everything that draws energy from you. Take back control of what is allowed to enter your sphere.
Allow yourself to be bored and endure it. Take a notebook to write down everything on your mind. Light a candle, you can also turn on relaxing ambience and drink a cup of tea with it. Enjoy the silence, the relaxation that follows. You don't have to think, be upset, let yourself be showered by other peoples' opinions. Just now you aren't responsible for anything. There is nothing you need to do right now. Isn't that nice? Doesn't this set you free? How slowly time suddenly flows. Could you take this respite regularly?
Try it and tell me if it has brought you further on your journey to more creativity.
AS Renner is the author of the novel City of Lies. Under the pseudonym Sina Jasur, she has published several non-fiction books on topics such as minimalism, self-publishing and nutrition. As a coach for intuitive writing, she supports creatives in finding their own voice. The subscribers to her newsletter are currently receiving the free eBook "Intuitive writing. My seven steps to a novel."