So, today isn’t going to be a particularly lengthy or focused entry, but… considering it’s the one month anniversary since I started to get this blog back off the ground again (or on it’s feet – whichever you prefer), and it’s my birthday, I figured I’d at least say I hope that everyone has a spectacular day / weekend and, if you’ve been feeling like me lately and need a bit of inspiration for creativity, I wanted to share a couple things I came across for my teacher classes especially.
I’m a huge fan of using TEDtalks for lesson purposes. Not only because they often have very interesting topics, but especially because they typically have transcripts that you can use to read along (or just plain read if you consume words faster than the speaker can say them). So this TEDtalk is about How to Build Your Creative Confidence and while it’s not exactly a how-to guide, it is an interesting watch / listen. For a lot of us, I think it’s common to get down on ourselves and let the fear of failure or not doing something well keep us from trying again. Speaking from experience, people don’t even have to say anything for that fear to settle in. Silence is loud enough. hah So in the spirit of not letting that fear win, I’m hoping this talk might help encourage or inspire you, whoever is reading this. ^_^
The second thing I’d like to share is a list of 20 Ways to Be Creative When You Don’t Feel Inspired. This could apply to anybody. While I’m a writer and have been suffering from a bout of writer’s block (or otherwise experiencing a drought of story based words), here’s to hoping one of these helps free the gears for me and you as well if you’re stuck in a temporary rut. Please feel free to check it out and if any of them work for you, I wouldn’t mind hearing about it. Successes are always worth sharing!
For now, thank you for taking the time to stop by and I wish you all the best! Take care and please look forward to another World Building post tomorrow! ^_^