20 creative habits to kickstart a productive day

Need to mix up your morning routine? Starting your day creatively can help set you up with focus and flair.
an arm coming through a bright yellow wall, hand holding a white mug.

Sometimes it’s good to get back to basics and rethink your first steps of the day.

While there are plenty of well-being guides already out there to have you starting your day like a boss, this list is different, because it takes its cues from artists and their creative points of view.

It includes simple techniques that artists use to prime their bodies and minds for maximum daily energy – starting with some essentials, before journeying to more unexpected places.

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ArtsHub's Arts Feature Writer Jo Pickup is based in Perth. An arts writer and manager, she has worked as a journalist and broadcaster for media such as the ABC, RTRFM and The West Australian newspaper, contributing media content and commentary on art, culture and design. She has also worked for arts organisations such as Fremantle Arts Centre, STRUT dance, and the Aboriginal Arts Centre Hub of WA, as well as being a sessional arts lecturer at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).