1.26.14 – Rearranging Creativity

I do not feel like writing today. But keeping a journal-type blog was one of my goals for the year. I don’t get to back out just because “I don’t feel like it.”

Nothing engaging here though – not even sure I’ll be able to conjure up deep thoughts like I did yesterday.

I’ve spent some time going through a few writing prompts and I can’t even bring myself to find any of them interesting. I’ve had a rather long and busy day, so I suppose that I am just tired.

I think I could fall asleep right now… although, I have an overwhelming urge to rearrange my bedroom furniture. I get that way whenever I am in a creative slump. Does this happen to anyone else?

I’m been an insomniac my whole life (diagnosed at the age of 7) and I would often kill the boredom of wide-awake nights by rearranging my bedroom furniture. I don’t know how I managed to do this when I was very young, but somehow I’d drag my furniture all over my room without waking up the rest of the house. My mother would come in to wake me up in the morning and find everything completely different – Although there were the nights where I would get too tired or frustrated if my arrangement wasn’t working out as planned and I’d just go to bed with furniture still in the middle of the floor.

There’s something about physically rearranging things that makes me feel as though I have rearranged my mind. I helps when I feel creatively stuck or creatively chaotic.

Does anyone else have any weird rituals they do to spike their creativity?



  1. When I’m stressed and/or overwhelmed by other stuff I have to do, I rearrange cupboards or bookshelves. If there’s anything more cathartic to me, I haven’t found it yet. The sense of accomplishment is gigantic… re-orienting my physical space helps so much to clear my mental space.

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