As creatives, we all have our own toolkit that helps us be creative and do what we do. And all of our tool kits are different, but they are all necessary to get our creative juices flowing and to get our work done. My creative tool kit contains the following:
Moleskine Notebook and Pen
I carry a small Moleskine notebook with me everywhere, along with a pen. It is my idea book, so when I get an idea out-of-nowhere, I have a place to put it, especially if I am not immediately at my computer. I got my Moleskine because it is durable, and I know that I would be tossing it frivolously in bags constantly, but any little notebook will do the job well.
Headphones and Music
I can’t focus when it is overly quiet, and a huge amount of my inspiration comes from music. I use Google Play Music now, formerly Spotify, and always have earbuds with me and extra headphones at home.
I like to scroll through different sections of Pinterest when I need to get creative juices flowing. Whether it is through the photography or art tags, or just the popular section, I can get a little refresh of inspiration from Pinterest.
I am that nerd with Photoshop and Premiere apps on her phone, as well as time lapse filming and other creative tools. My phone is more a tool for creation than distraction now, and that is just the way I like it. It also comes in handy when I get late night inspiration and my notebook is not next to my bed.
My secret from keeping everything in order is that I have 2 planners. That’s right, 2. I use a Passion Planner for school, work, personal stuff, etc. and then I use Google Calendar for my creative, content creation stuff. Keeping the blogging and social media and creation stuff in it’s own calendar keeps it from looking utterly overwhelming and impossible to accomplish.
What is in your tool kit? Share with a comment below!