+A JOURNAL || I can't create with a computer or gadget in the room. I like colorful pens and a beautiful leather, well made journal. I'll unabashedly recommend one from this fine company because you can use it for the rest of your life and then will it to your great grandchildren.
+SUMMON THE SENSES || Even if your creative magic happens in a closet, make it smell fantastic. Light a candle (maybe not in a closet- the white patchouli in a glass jar candles the Marshalls near us is currently selling are amazing), incense (World Market has my favorites), or diffuse oils (I am in love with OnGuard blend..it smells like Fall in a bottle and makes you feel all things autumnal and spicy. Inhale the goodness.) String up some cafe lights, buy a cool old lamp. For the love of all things please do not try to create anything under fluorescent lighting unless you're creating brain surgery techniques then knock yourself out. Get a noise machine if you're in a loud space, for sure.
+DRINK SOMETHING WONDERFUL || After I get my two cups of coffee in me for the day my next favorite comfort beverage of choice currently is Trader Joe's Organic Ginger Tumeric Tea. It's like a hug of calm and spiciness and it's caffeine free and supposedly good for you.
+DEFINE THE SPACE IF YOU CAN || For many many moons we just didn't have the space for me to have a designated "nice" area for my piano/writing stuff. In our last house my keyboard was sadly in a closet in the basement (yikes) near the furnace/hot water heater and other loud ugly things with, you guessed it, fluorescent lighting overhead. So, I laid down a cheap vintage rug on the floor and hung one of these tapestries from the ceiling so I didn't have to see the machinery surrounding me. They go on sale at UA all the time and I've used mine for all kinds of things through the years...a tablecloth, a writing toga (not really but that should be a thing), a shower curtain. The possibilities are endless really. Glennon wrote from her "cloffice" (closet/office) for years and I love every word that woman has ever penned!