Cultivate Creativity 2017-10-13T16:05:08+00:00
Improve productivity

Why Cultivate Creativity?

For many of us, taking work breaks often comes with a twinge of guilt. We’ve been taught that if you want to succeed, you have to work hard, experience sleep deprivation, and stay hopped up on caffeine. But improving productivity through taking a creative break is not “slacking.”

The truth is, breaks aren’t an indulgence or a sign of laziness—they’re absolutely essential to recharge certain parts of our brains. While activities like stretching or a short walk help rejuvenate our bodies throughout the day, creative breaks make ideas more available and actually improve productivity.

The Cultivate Creativity page is a place where you step away from your work for 15 minutes and enjoy quick activities that will help you reduce stress, express yourself and invigorate your thinking.

Cultivating your creativity makes you
more efficient 
in the long run.

Benefits of a Work Break
Improve Health 37%
Boost Happiness 43%
Up Worker Satisfaction 59%
Increase Productivity 86%

Source: Staples Employee Survey

Join me here for a Creative Play Date

I post fun, easy projects to get your creative juices flowing and help improve productivity at work. I’d love to hear about how this benefits you and see photos and feedback on your projects, so check in often and please post in the comments.

Tired of Your Tattoo? Zing it Up With Bling

By | March 20th, 2017|Categories: Someone Like You|

Tattoo Bling is a Thing This month's 'Interview a Creative' focuses on my niece Ana Lara-Steely, who let me know that tattoo bling is a thing. I watched Ana grow up expressing herself [...]

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Six Reasons You Need a Creative Break and February Recap

By | February 28th, 2017|Categories: Monthly Recap|

Six Reasons? You Only Need One... It is so important to periodically reboot your brain with a creative break. Some people I know tell me they have withdrawal symptoms if they don't get to be [...]

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What I Learned from Haz Said, Writer and Unicyclist

By | February 21st, 2017|Categories: Someone Like You, Writing|

I get inspired with a little help from my friends I am always so incredibly impressed with my friends and acquaintances. I like to observe how creativity manifests through them. What [...]

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Why It’s Absolutely OK to Write a Self-Addressed Love Letter

By | February 14th, 2017|Categories: Writing|

Be My Own You might label Valentine's Day as a 'Hallmark Holiday'. Or maybe you have twenty hand-written love letters ready to be dropped with hugs and kisses to your friends and family. [...]

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Mandala Coloring: The Science and the Woo-Woo

By | November 9th, 2016|Categories: Mouth-Watering Color|Tags: |

What is a Mandala (really)? You may have seen these radially symmetrical spheres in 'adult mandala coloring books' in the last few years, or maybe you were lucky enough to catch buddhist monks [...]

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October Recap and Holiday Wish List for Creatives

By | October 26th, 2016|Categories: Doodles, Labels, Monthly Recap, Play with Your Food|

Before we dive into the recap for October, I want to share a holiday wish list for creatives with you. Yes, you are a creative. Chances are, if you are reading this, you want [...]

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