Illustration by Oscar Ramos Orozco
We all know vegetables and exercise are good for our health – but who’d have guessed boredom was good for creativity?
My latest piece for The 99% is about Why Boredom Is Good for Your Creativity, and explains a harsh truth about the creative process – and what to do about it.
It’s the 20th creative tip I’ve written as a guest writer for The 99% – the magazine site for creative professionals published by Behance.
I’ve now collected the entire series as a project on my Behance Network profile – click here to read them all, including:
- 7 Types of Creative Block (and What to Do About Them)
- Why Creative People Need to Be Eccentric
- How to Turn Website Visitors into Customers for Your Creative Business
- 4 Creative Ways to Attract More Visitors to Your Website
- Why You Can’t Buy Creativity
- If It Won’t Fit On A Post-It, It Won’t Fit In Your Day
- Build a Business, Not Just a Client List
- The Key to Creating Remarkable Things
I’ll be updating the project with new tips as I publish them, so you’ll get them all if you follow me on Behance. (And if you’re not yet using Behance to showcase your work as a creative pro, I highly recommend it.)
About the Author: Mark McGuinness is a Coach for Creatives, Artists and Entrepreneurs. For a FREE 26-week guide to success as a creative professional, sign up for Mark’s course The Creative Pathfinder. And for bite-sized inspiration, follow Mark on Twitter.