Everyone needs a creative space of their own in their world. A dedicated physical location you can retreat to whenever you are in need of inspiration and motivation. A place where ideas come easily and is conducive to focus and productivity. A place where you do your best work.
For some it might be a home office.
For others it might a local park.
I like a corner table of a coffee shop where I can smell the aroma of fresh brewed coffee and roasted beans, and eavesdrop on the quiet murmur of conversations taking place around me. My wife prefers the back deck of our home with a cup of tea looking out over the trees and landscaping of the backyard.
Where is your creative space?
Where do you feel welcomed, comfortable, energized, and inspired? Where can you brain stretch out and relax? Where do ideas and solutions spring to mind or blossom into being?
What kind of things do you need in your creative space?
I have a preference for Post-it notes and Sharpie markers. I also keep a Moleskine journal and black rollerball pens handy (along with the aforementioned hot cup of coffee).
I know some people who keep LEGO plastic bricks or Silly Putty nearby to fidget and fondle while waiting for their creative concepts to arrive.
Maybe your creative space is a creative thing
Perhaps you don’t need a physical space at all. Perhaps you just need some creative item with you? It might be a particular baseball cap or a comfy sweat shirt. Maybe it’s not enough to have a cup coffee unless you’re drinking it out of a lucky mug?
No matter where (or what) your creative space is — know what it is, where it is, and spend as much time there as possible being as productive as possible.