February 10, 2023Creative Living

#111: How the Creative Process Is Much Like Breathing

I love this comic about how creativity is like breathing.

Crafting something and putting it out there is like exhaling, while reading books, learning, and engaging with a variety of experiences is much like inhaling.

Output = exhaling

Input = inhaling

But you can't inhale nor exhale forever—you'll die. Similarly, churning out content without rest and without chasing your curiosities can lead to dull work. Staying stuck in consumption mode will get you nowhere either.

As with most things, it's a delicate dance of balancing both worlds.

So breathe in, breathe out.

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Hi, and thanks for reading! I’m Kishly, cheerleader of creatives and copywriter turned digital marketing strategist. Bookmark this blog to read my daily atomic posts on creative living, compassionate productivity, lifelong learning, and everything else that fascinates me. Or subscribe to Process, my weekly-ish newsletter for multi-passionate young adults (and the young at heart) in pursuit of wisdom and wonder. ✨

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