Starting creative habits isn't easy.
Physical clutter, mental clutter, endlessly checking social media feeds. How do you start building creative habits amidst all of this distraction?!
Hi, I'm Sam, the Minimalist Creative.
Minimalism helped me focus on creative projects that matter.
This website is where you'll find actionable resources and thoughtful writing that will encourage you to start and finish big, scary creative projects by eliminating physical and mental clutter. I provide useful tools and actionable exercises to help you find your inner creative and productivity tips to help you focus on the creative projects that bring you purpose, joy, and fulfillment. Sometimes I post step-by-step tutorials for simple and affordable projects to try on your own.
I'm a freelance graphic designer who still works a full-time job as a project manager. I started this blog as a space for other Nine-To-Fivers to find encouragement and resources that will help them build a more creative lifestyle, without the pressure and stress of quitting their job (yet!).
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This website is for you if...
You feel exhausted by all the clutter in your life and want to feel the freedom that comes with a more minimalist lifestyle.
You are interested in minimalism as a method to eliminate distraction and focus creative work that matters.
You want to start building a creative habit that will bring you joy and fulfillment.
You feel like somewhere deep inside you is a creative spirit, but you have no idea how to unleash it.
You’re not sure where to start when it comes to “creativity” and it all feels very scary.
You feel overwhelmed by everyone on the internet encouraging you to start a business, monetize your blog, and build an email list.
You just want to start a creative project and see where things go from there.
Here are some of my best posts to get you started
- The Relentless Pursuit of Why: How to Figure Out What You Want And Forge Your Own Path
- Want To Be More Creative But Don't Know Where To Start? Read This
- Fuck Perfection: How Being In A Punk Band Taught Me To Create More And Worry Less
- 5 Minute Journaling Exercises To Diminish Anxiety and Take Action
Check out my free resources page for more goodies such as a printable creativity workbook and a creative manifesto.
The Minimalist Creative's Backstory
At age 24 I thought I had it all figured out. I had my bachelor’s degree, I was financially independent with a full-time job, I had a supportive partner who I loved, and I spent my free time with a great group of friends. And yet, something was missing. I felt a pull toward creative endeavors such as graphic design, screen printing, video editing, and photography, but felt lost when it came to implementing any of these creative pursuits into my already busy lifestyle. I felt weighted down by all of the stuff in my life: a mountain of clothing, the cluttered kitchen, craft supplies that never got used, social media, and relationships that had become stagnant or toxic.
Re-discovering my inner creative involved decluttering my physical and mental spaces. Somewhere deep down inside, my inner creative was still there, I just had to minimize my belongings and put my focus in the right place.
In 2017, I started writing about my process and projects that lit a creative fire within me, which is how this blog was born. I hope you stick around to make some creative magic with me!