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7 Creativity Boosting Moves


Telemarketers need a phone to ruin the world. Mickey Mouse needs his puffy suit. Cupcakes bakers need sprinkles. You my friend depend on your creative genius to bring peanut butter + jelly sandwiches to the table.


Talk about pressure. Jezzzz!


And since last time I checked the supermarket wasn’t bottle up creativity + pasteurizing it for long shelf life, I gonna help you boost your creative superpowers right now, so you can stop doing busywork + start doing your best work.


Cue my 7 Creativity Boosting Moves. Pow!



how about you?

How do you bring out your Salvador Dali? What do you do to put yourself in the best mindset to generate awesome ideas? I want to know.


See you in the comments below.



Mayi Carles

14 Responses to 7 Creativity Boosting Moves

  • Kim says:

    Mayi my favorite thing that I’ve been doing to boost creativity is to harness the power of my lunch break. I take a 30 min lunch break from my full time gig, hop in my car eat my lunch (10 mins) + then I have 20 mins. to car dance if I’m down, energize with a TED talk to feel inspired OR just jot down notes about my business, life + being a working mompreneur. It’s these “lunch break lessons” + some serious cupcake eatin’ that have made all the difference. Here’s to rockin’ it out in my car.
    PS Your new haircut is so much fun. When FVT started I was like, Does Mayi have bangs??? Yes you do. Super cute.

  • Cindy says:

    Great tips Mayi! All very helpful. I especially like the tip about using the time right before sleep. What I like to do is watch documentaries and read books about people that really inspire me. That inspires and challenges me to try new things and work harder.

    p.s. I think that lipstick shade is very flattering on you!

    • Mayi Carles says:

      You are too adorable!

      I love watching documentaries too. I recently watched Happy + loved it. Any recommendations for my next documentary night?

      • Cindy says:

        I’ve seen that too… was good! I recently watched one called Herb & Dorothy and thought it was interesting. It’s about a couple that stuck to their passion for years of buying and collecting art. Nice to see people do what they love.

  • claire stone says:

    LOVE THE HAIRCUT!!! totally gorgeous!

    Top tips – perfectly timed. I especially love tip number 1 – I really struggle with choices, so limiting myself is surely the perfect antidote to that problemo.

    I also loved tip 6 – I tend to not have music at all – but I’m gonna try it…! (I normally just have big old dance breaks inbetween blocks of working!)

    • claire stone says:

      ooooh, and to get more creative, I give myself deadlines……I am a genius when I have a deadline!
      (not so much if I don’t)

    • Mayi Carles says:

      Awwwww you’re too sweet my friend!

      Hahahahaha + love your creativity boosting move: boss yourself with deadlines. I like it hehehehe. That’s a keeper.

  • Alba says:

    I get easily distracted and then for the moments that I FINALLY get focused and working up a storm -BOOM! my boys (ages 4 +5) walk into my office ranting in Spanish:

    Mami, ven acá, Mami! Yanier me dio!, Mami, MAAAAA, MAAAMI! Que tu haces… you get the drill.

    I also found out that when it was too quiet I would start to stumble the web and visit Facebook a little too much. Then I found Coffitivity. This awesome app brings the coffee shop to your lonesome office. Pretty cool! Here’s the link if anyone is interested in checking it out http://coffitivity.com/

    I just need a caramel frapuccino 😉

    • Mayi Carles says:

      NOOOOO WAYYYY there’s an app for that. You are THE BEST for sharing that. OMG! Seriously awesome. Thanks Alba.

      Jajajaja. Still cracking up at the “Mamiiiiii.. mamiiii.” I’m 30 + still call my mom like that hehehehe! Noble Prize a la paciencia 🙂

  • I use time blocks too! I also find mood boards and music o be inspiring.

    • Mayi Carles says:

      Music is a great one Kristy. I’m into grooveshark now. I’ve created a couple of playlists for different moods + it really works. How do you do it?

  • Jen says:

    Jumping on the bandwagon to say I love the bangs (and the lipstick!). My favorite tip was to separate the research and the creation. I’ve definitely been tripping myself up here trying to gather facts and then translate that into something creative right away. Giving myself both time and space to research, chew, and *then* create seems like a much less stressful approach. So Thank You!!

  • Tabassum siddiqui says:

    The ending was so cute: No bloopers. I nailed it! Hahaha 🙂

    I loved the Goldilocks zone idea. Creating the adequate environment to work in is so important so that my mind can actually focus on the project at hand. If not, I’m thinking about; ” Am I thirsty? Is this chair comfortable enough? This top is itchy. Is it too cold in here?” And on and on and on. So I like to take care of all that before I get into my creative flow.

    By the way. love the bangs and the dress, Mayi, so cute!

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