Number of days I’ve been working from home: 1.
Amount of creative inspiration I have right now: Nada.
Working from home is hard enough for anyone, but for a creative person, working from a tiny apartment or one quiet room in your house can be especially stifling.
Ironically, as teams across the country start to work remotely, one phrase keeps coming up over and over again:
“We’ll have to get creative.”
But how do you get creative when you’re a university photographer, and your campus is empty? When you manage social media for a sports team, and no one’s playing the game? Or when you have a great idea for a video project, and you have limited space and resources in your “home office” (which for us New Yorkers may be a one-room apartment)?
As creatives, we need to stick together. We’re putting together a list of hacks to boost your creativity – even when you’re separated from your team and working in a new (slightly less inspiring) environment. But we can’t do it without you.
What are your top remote creativity hacks? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet your tips @getlibris. We’ll put together a list of our favorites, and share them in a flash webinar in the next ten days.
I’ll kick it off:
- Start with a clean slate. It’s tough to focus on work if apartment clutter is clouding my vision. At the end of the day, I take a few minutes to tidy up my living space, so I can start tomorrow with a clean workspace.
- Get laser-focused on one project. As a creative who wears a lot of hats, new projects are always landing on my radar. In the next remote week, I want to tackle one big video editing project, without new projects or office distractions getting in the way.
- Check off backlog items. In the last 24 hours, I’ve checked off three tasks that I’ve been meaning to do for a week. If you can’t be creative today, take care of the little things so you can hit the ground running when you’re back to your normal routine.
Your turn! Send your ideas my way, and check back in with us next week to sign up for our flash webinar.