Creativity may come and go, but it doesn’t have to stay gone. We’ve pulled together a few tips on how to keep your creative juices flowing.
Carry A Notebook with You
Creativity doesn’t strike when it’s most convenient, it happens at any time and place. And sometimes that’s the shower.
Letting the thoughts just flow out of you may produce something interesting. It also just gets you into good habits around writing and creativity.
Like Freewriting, other forms of creativity aren’t just earned through moments of inspiration. It’s also quite a bit of perspiration, as the old saying goes.
Listen to Something New
Listening to a new genre of music, artist or song can help you shift how you’re thinking and break out of ruts.
Make Room for Mistakes
So much creativity is stifled by the fear of making a mistake or messing up.
Make Sure to Finish It
If you find yourself giving up halfway through something several times in a row, it’s time to buckle up and figure out how to finish.
Organize Your Workspace
Foe some, they work best in a bit of clutter. Others really do need fewer distractions.
Have you ever heard someone say that the best movie a certain director produced was made with a limited budget? Setting restrictions can force you to get creative.
Capitalize on Emotions
There’s a reason why so many artists have created famous works during low periods of their lives. If you’re not feeling great, see if creativity can be an outlet.
The color blue may actually spark creativity in people, so see if surrounding yourself in it helps.