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Building Faith in Yourself to Improve Your Creativity

“You can do anything! Believe in yourself. Have faith in yourself.” As well-intentioned as these phrases are, they’ve basically become platitudes at this point, their meaning diminished due to overuse. It’s a shame, though, because the message at the core of such phrases is actually vitally important. Creatives, especially, can benefit from taking this message […]

How Changing Your Perspective Can Help You Create

Plenty of things can get in the way of your creative efforts. Everything from hunger, to household chores, to mental health struggles can stifle your creativity. And while it’s easy for your creative flow to get turned off, it’s not so easy to turn it back on. That said, there are some things you can […]

How to Manage Your Time (and Your Stress) When Creating

Nothing is quite as stressful as a time crunch. Whether it’s working late at night to meet a deadline, rushing to be on time to an important meeting, or something else, we’ve all experienced moments when the clock elevates our stress to new heights. But when you’re creating, this can put a damper on your […]

How Stress and Worry Can Fuel Creativity

Inspiration can be found everywhere. While we at Design.org are big proponents of operating out of love rather than fear, and maintaining a positive instead of a negative focus, we also have to acknowledge that creativity can be inspired by and born from dark, sad, or “down” feelings as well. In this post, I’ll discuss […]

Using Your Emotions to Power Your Creativity

Creativity is more of an art than a science. There is no recipe, no combination of ingredients and circumstances that will guarantee a creative state, process, or result. That said, there are certainly many factors that can affect your creativity in very real ways, and if you can find what works for you, you are […]

3 Questions for a Monthly Self-Evaluation

Employee evaluations are commonplace in the professional world. Employers conduct regular evaluations in order to gauge growth, reward strengths and successes, and initiate positive changes. But the workplace isn’t the only arena in which evaluations are useful, and employers aren’t the only ones that should be conducting them. Today, we are going over 3 questions […]

Unhealthy Thinking Patterns: Should Statements

One of the unhealthy thinking patterns I struggle with the most (and the one I see many creatives struggle with often) is “should” statements. Should statements can tear down your confidence and sense of self-worth. They can demotivate you. They can take a demoralizing situation or circumstance and make it so much worse. In short, […]

Unhealthy Thinking Patterns: All or Nothing

Success or failure. Empty or full. Meaningful or meaningless. We use words like this all the time to describe ourselves, other people, events, ideas, the world around us, and life in general. But these extremes don’t represent the entire truth. In fact, when you limit yourself to extreme opposites, you’re using an unhealthy thinking pattern: […]