How either being organized or unorganized can help you find your muse
"IT'S HARD TO BE FULLY CREATIVE WITHOUT STRUCTURE AND CONSTRAINT. TRY TO PAINT WITHOUT A CANVAS. CREATIVITY AND FREEDOM ARE TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN. I LIKE THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS. WANT FREEDOM? GET ORGANIZED. WANT TO GET ORGANIZED? GET CREATIVE.”
Organized: To be or not to be, that is the question. Whether it is nobler to for the creative mind to organize their thoughts in a coherent manner, or to embrace the spirit of chaos and let it feed the flame of creativity.
Organize opposite day
Are you a chaotic mess? Do you need to wade through a mountain of paper and debris in order to find your desk chair? Do you have a computer screen covered with post it notes, and a wallet bulging with receipts from last year. Do you think you need this type of chaos in order to feed your creative fire?
Yet, your muse seems hidden among the clutter?
If so, why not try a little bit of organization. Maybe filing away all your papers, throwing away the outdated post it notes and cleaning out your wallet will help you think more clearly and enable you to focus on your muse. While clutter and chaos can help fuel a creative fire, too much fuel cause your fire to get out of hand and burn out of control, taking your creative inspiration with it.
Or maybe you are the opposite of this.
Are you a neat freak? Is your workplace a sterile environment, lacking any kind of distracting stimuli? Is everything filed, shelved or tossed as soon as you look at it making it seem like you just bought the desk yesterday? Maybe you are taught at an early age to keep things nice and tidy and maybe being organized works for you allowing you to focus on the task at hand and get mote things done.
But, you find your creativity floundering instead of flourishing in this sterile environment.
Then, why not try to be a little less organized. Sometimes, people are better able to come up with creative ideas when their surround themselves with plenty of creative stimuli. This may mean writing your ideas down on post it notes and placing them about your workplace where you can see them or pulling apart magazines to find visual ideas. Letting your mind run amok may mess the place up a little but it might also help kick start your creative engine and allow your muse to show up.
If you are having trouble finding your muse, why not let today be organize opposite day. If you are used to chaos, why not try organizing your thoughts so that you might better concentrate and find your inner inspiration. If you are used to be organized, why not try to let a little chaos into your life, to see if this extra stimulus helps fuel your creative fire.