Looking at the Bright Side: Staying Creative in a Crisis

With the sudden need for everyone to stay indoors, most of us had a hard time adjusting. Of course, we had to put our daily lives on-hold and make certain changes to our lifestyles. Over the past few months, many individuals started thinking of ways to make the most out of their time at home. Some decided to put up an online business. Others started trying out a new hobby to keep themselves occupied.

However, you may be one of those still trying to figure out what to do during these times. But, don’t worry because there are a lot of possibilities nowadays.

Spend Some Time to Reflect

You may not notice it, but staying at home makes you reflect more, whether it’s about your life choices, plans for the future, and so on. And while you’re in the process of doing so, you may start discovering more about yourself as well. When we focus on one goal, we forget about the other things we wanted to achieve in life.

Rediscover A Passion

You may have been participating in extracurricular activities back when you were still studying, whether it was photography, fashion, film production, and so on. And eventually, you developed a passion for it. But, upon graduating and getting a new job, you decided to put it aside. So, you can take this chance to rediscover it once again. Even if you’re working from home, I’m sure you still allow some time to yourself.

Get Creative

We are naturally social beings. So, staying indoors for most of the day might make you feel trapped at times. As a result, one may start experiencing stress or anxiety. And a way to cope with these feelings is by getting creative. It’s good to add a little color to our lives every once in a while.

It may seem hard to do at first. Especially since inspiration won’t always come knocking on your door. But, you should remember that you’re only at home. So, you don’t need to feel the pressure of always being good in the things you do. You can take your time and try out different activities to know which one suits you the most.

Art

As mentioned, you may be rekindling an old passion of yours. If you love painting or photography, you can think of a possible subject. It may be something that inspires you at the moment, whether it’s a person, an object, or even a place. There might also be cultural attractions, such as museums, that are now hosting virtual tours. So, you can take a look at those to get some ideas. If you can’t find one, there are always websites for you to visit online.

Production

You may have also had some experience when it comes to video production. With technology nowadays, you can even create and produce one on your own. If you browse on the internet, you’ll see many people uploading their own content as well. At times, some students make short films for their classes.

So, you don’t really need to worry if you don’t have all the necessary equipment. There are always alternatives you can make use of, such as a phone camera. What matters is the content and how you’re able to get your message across.

Writing

writing

Writing can also be a way of expressing one’s feelings. It may be a simple journal that you write on every single day, or it may also be something more, whether it’s writing poems, song lyrics, scripts, or even a book.

The important thing here is that you shouldn’t make a deadline for it. This isn’t some project that you need to pass once you’re done. So, let the ideas come to you when the moment’s right.

Earn on the Side

A great thing about developing these kinds of passions is that you can even make a living out of them. Over time, you may decide to showcase your talent to the public. You can create a portfolio and start offering photography services. As for painting, you can choose to sell your art online. When it comes to videos, you can now upload your content on social media. And once you start getting noticed, different platforms would be able to monetize your work.

Back in the day, written content was a little hard to put out to the public. Of course, the traditional way was that you had to go through publishing companies. Here, you’d need to justify why publishers should choose your work. This is understandable since they are investing their money for it. But nowadays, you already have the option to self-publish your works, which differs from traditional publishing.

Don’t Be Afraid to Explore

Sure, there have been many changes over the past year. But, we shouldn’t focus on the negative aspects that come with the ongoing pandemic. Instead, we should use this as the time to explore. There are many possible things that we can do. And eventually, we may even discover a hidden passion inside of us.

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