Hello fellow Badasses!
I’m a witchy woman at heart so I like rituals and I have a few creative rituals I wanted to share with you.
These rituals are like a routine that help your brain actually become better adapted to focus.
If you’re wound up about a project and feeling anxious, having a ritual can help calm you down. Before we get into the bones of the ritual let’s take a quick look at what your workspace is like.
My office is my sanctuary. Whether it’s writing, painting, sculpting, the space where you create should be a place that helps you, that encourages you.
Some people prefer a clean, tidy minimal working area. I am not one of these people. My desk is festooned with figures, candles, knick knacks, postcards – I like to have a truly personalised space to work in.
The things around me confirm my personality and provide inspiration just by reinforcing my identity. I like to think of it as organised chaos.
It may look like a mess to you but I don’t care. It’s my little dark corner of the house and I love it. My husband actually built this desk for me when I started my magazine 4 years ago.
Sam Gosling, a psychologist at the University of Texas at Austin and author of Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You says “Taste reveals a lot about what someone values and needs to fill their life with meaning.”
Take a look at this interesting article to find out more about what your stuff says about you! What Your Stuff Reveals About You.
Things to consider when making your creative space work for you!
- Lighting – Make sure you can get some natural light where you’re working.
- Make it inviting
- Quotes and other inspirational shiz
- For the love of god get a good chair!
Once you’ve got your workspace right you’re halfway there. A lot of creatives wait for inspiration to strike before getting to work but for me I can’t just sit around and wait. I need to grab hold of any spark I get and then fan the flames to make it burn into a bright idea.
So, let’s say I want to write an article or a review or more of my novel, I start my ritual.
- Large mug of coffee or tea
- I light a candle
- I select some music (I’ve got to have music when I write!)
- Think of a quote that inspires you. Print that shit out and stick it somewhere on or near your workspace.
Now get creating you Badass!