You can have the perfect schedule, but if you sit down to do your work and spend an hour staring at a blank page, you're in trouble
. For our team member Bozhidar Ivanov
, learning how to start creative work on command was a useful skill when freelancing.
Step one: warm-up.
This can be something simple and easy you can do during your morning routine. Write in your journal, sketch an object, come up with a crazy idea – the point is to get your imagination flowing, which will make it easier to start
. When you sit down to work, the best tip is to start quickly. You will most likely write/draw/code something horrible which you'll end up deleting, but the point is you've broken away from the restraints of writer's block and made a start. Remember: you can always edit a bad page - you can never edit a blank page.
Doing creative work may seem easy from a distance, but it's often built on strong practical skills and work routines. Knowing how to make the most out of your time and energy and remaining consistent will determine whether you'll be successful as a creative professional, or if your passion will remain just a hobby. With motivation and perseverance though, everyone can improve their time management skills.