The long slog to Christmas

Summer holidays are over. Autumn is coming. Four long months until Christmas. Here are 5 tips to help you use this time both creatively and productively.

Find a project at home, inside or outside, mental or physical that needs your creative juices

Identify something concrete at work on which you can unleash your creative energies

Every day, do something for yourself to keep your creative tank filled up to the top

Find a creative soul mate, at home or at work, to act as your autumn sparring partner

Give up one or two easy timewasters to free up some time to do ALL the above

Make your choices within a week and JUST START.