#2: Create What You Love
In this highly-social environment we live in, we're often tempted to please others and grab their attention, even if we don't like what we do.
But your best work shows when you do stuff that you truly love.
People will eventually appreciate what it is that you make.
"Doing what you love is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness."
- Frank Tyger
#4: Exercise and Meditate
At first, I was doubtful whether or not this is effective. However, when I started practicing it, things changed - my health, mood, and work dramatically improved.
Here's an article related to this and a book that will change the way you perceive fitness.
"Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
#6: Don't Force Inspiration
We're often tempted to look at sites, artworks, and galleries in an attempt to inspire ourselves but sometimes this can be detrimental.
Don't let your mind wander in that direction, instead, trick it by savoring the moment and just let the ideas flow naturally.
"Inspiration comes from everywhere and from nowhere, from life and from dreams and from places that have no names. It comes most often in small pieces as tiny and bright as diamonds."
- Tami Hoag
#7: Reward Yourself
Ahhh! The part where we all get to chillax. ;)
Whenever you get stuff done, whatever it is, go treat yourself; it can be a nice stroll at the park, a savory dinner, a trip to the movie house, a good book to read, whatever.
This will train your mind to become excited to create and finish anything!
#8: Embrace Boredom
In this digital age, we never run out of things to keep ourselves busy with. We fear doing nothing. But the matter of fact is, boredom can be your friend.
Truth be told, most of my ideas come when I'm doing the dishes, strolling my dogs, or taking a shower. Those moments of serenity allows for information to be absorbed and appreciated better, like never before.
"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." - Lao Tzu
If you feel like you keep stumbling down or can't keep up with the pace, simply start all over again and keep pushing.
Learn to accept failure and realize that it's always a part of life.
"Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly."
- Dr. Robert Schuller
#10: Take a Break Regularly
Pace yourself. Go for a walk and relax for a few minutes. If you don't, you'll only eventually beat yourself up and lose the motivation and enthusiasm for your work.
There's always enough time for something.
Here's an app that I've been using for quite some time now and helped me a lot!