BY RHEANNE TAYLOR
used to devote a lot of time and energy to my creativity. I would craft my own jewelry, take pictures daily, draw and paint, and write lengthy novels (which, in retrospect, were quite ridiculous—but I tried!) And I used to find so much joy in all my little creative efforts.
Fast-forward to now, and I can barely make time for any of those things that once brought me so much joy. My days all feel the same: I go to work, I come home, I cook dinner, I go to bed. I just don’t feel inspired like I used to. When I do finally feel that familiar urge to create, it’s usually at the most inconvenient time, such as while I’m sitting in traffic, taking a shower, or grabbing lunch with a friend. And when I actually devote time to my once-favorite hobbies, I create stumbling blocks for myself by overthinking everything and clinging to unrealistic ideas of perfection. mean using technology less, but I’ve learned that technology itself isn’t solely to blame for my lack of motivation—in fact, technology makes more tools available to me that can help me nourish my creativity rather than stifle it. Here, I’ll share some of my favorite apps for boosting creativity. APPS FOR GETTING INSPIRED