How to Own Your Creative Edge in Self-Quarantine

Updated: Nov 13



The COVID-19 pandemic has pressured most of us to stay home as much as we can. Therefore, now is the perfect opportunity to get into new habits that could improve your coping mechanisms by branching out creatively in between hours of remote learning and typical home chores.

Creativity does not have a clear definition. How you approach it with your talents rely on your imagination and aspirations to pour out unique ideas onto your plate. The sky is your limit. Here are 3 activities to get you to own your creative potential while we’re all social distancing.

1. Keep a bullet journal

Journalling is a great way to keep you inspired. I recommend keeping a bullet journal specifically because my experience with one has greatly flourished and shaped my creative skills, whilst keeping me organized amidst my hectic university student life.

The great thing about a bullet journal is that it is entirely customizable, meaning that you can create your own systems and find one that suits you and your lifestyle the best. You are fully in control of your journal, hence you are free to come up with spreads and designs that represent you, for you.

All you need to get started is an empty book, pens, coloured pencils, and perhaps, a water-based painting set, some stickers, and other decor of your choice. For starters, you can purchase some stationery items from The Good Trade and Common Room!

View your journal as a creative platform for when ideas strike and you feel the need to plan your life a little. It helps to have a short-term guide that motivates you, and also inspires you to develop your art skills in your free time.

Starting a bullet journal is probably one of the best decisions I made this year, so I am encouraging you to do the same. It has kept me accountable with my responsibilities and helped me develop creatively. I understand that the current climate has made it difficult for anyone to get out and collect some craft supplies, so let’s introduce you to MyKuya, #YourHelpingHandOnDemand

They offer PaBili and Personal Shopper services, features that allow you to find a Kuya or Ate to collect and deliver the supplies you need from any shopping center in the area. You can download the app here and start journalling today!

2. Explore your fashion ‘aesthetic’

You’ve probably heard this term when scrolling through YouTube or TikTok and their infinite amount of fashion-related content, with bloggers attempting to find their preferred styles and what ‘aesthetic’ categories they are likely to fall into. Preppy, e-girl, and street are among some of the most popular styles.

These videos are very interesting to watch, but I doubt that many people have tried it for themselves. I would encourage you to rummage through your own wardrobe, try on most of the pieces you have collected, and maybe do some decluttering along the way.

Don’t let the mess in your closet stop you from wanting to experiment with your style. MyKuya’s cleaning service houses Kuyas and Ates whose expertise include organizing living spaces so that people like you can feel more comfortable and motivated at home.

Also, with the same Pabili and Personal Shopper services, you can have Kuya and Ate purchase some basics or staples to round up your collection!

Fashion is sometimes an overlooked form of art and self-expression, especially right now, when all we wear are plain T-shirts and sweatpants 7 days a week. So, think about the pieces you have not been able to style and what they would go well with. Play with different colour and texture combinations, and find pairings that complement your personality and can give you a boost of confidence.

After all, we all need a well-organized, curated closet carrying outfits we could confidently rock once lockdown restrictions are eased and we reveal our new, upgraded selves to the world.

3. Exercise your hobbies!

Each of us are blessed with unique talents and gifts, so why not cultivate them when you can? Whether it be dancing, photography, graphic design or baking, you deserve to spend your time off engaging in activities you enjoy doing!

If you’re unsure of where to start, I recommend checking out @spotph and @artwhale.ph on Instagram to see what kinds of ventures spark your interests!

With all this extra time on your hands, perhaps it is time to pick up a new hobby, or revisit an old one. It’ll help you relieve the burdens of everyday life. There should be a good balance between your work or education, and activities outside of that, especially if your home has also become your workplace.

It is never a bad time to find a peace of mind by committing to activities that support your own prosperity and growth.

Again, it may be difficult with the circumstances in play, but you should always know help is only one click away. MyKuya is always ready to assist you, whether it is with collecting various items from different stores, assembling an art desk in your bedroom, or installing new lights in your home studio.

Get all the supplies and extra help necessary with MyKuya and begin your passion project today! We are committed to helping you flourish during this unprecedented time, so we encourage that you take regular breaks and explore your creative freedom with the time and space that you have.

We can take care of all your material needs, so that the only thing you need to ask yourself is: What are you creating today?

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