Most people assume that “Creativity” runs in the blood. But, what if I told you otherwise? What if, I told you that everyone has the same amount of creativity? And all you need to do is, know how to light that tiny flame that will unleash a torrent of inspiration you require to finish that project. I find creativity in the littlest of things. Be it, writing on a post-it note, or telling a story to my dogs. You don’t have work that hard to be creative. Here are some easy tips to help you tap into that box of ideas in the corner of your mind.
It doesn’t have to be perfect. Let it be a cookie, or a nuclear reactor… just draw it! Drawing anything, something will give you new and fresh ideas. You’ll become a more keen observer.
Not only will you gain some valuable insight, but it will also take you to another world. I have created an account on Goodreads. And I’ve even set a goal to read 50 books this year. I’m super stoked and I can’t wait to actually hit my goal!
It will make you happy, bouncy and might just light that spark of inspiration you needed to finish your chores. I usually call my best friend (who lives in another city) once a week, and we chat for a good 2-3 hours.
Music relaxes and stimulates the mind. It could give you the inspiration you need to start a new project.
A tired mind is incapable of brainstorming, and napping usually always makes me feel refreshed.
Keep a notepad and pen at your bedside table. You have no idea how many dreams have been the solution to my life’s problems. Unfortunately, they all happen at around 3:00 am. So keeping a diary/notebook by my bedside table has actually helped me note down dreams/ideas.
This will help you expand your mind. A little curiosity never hurt anybody. (Not speaking for that one particular cat)
Try out that recipe which has been handed down generations but is lying locked away in your kitchen drawer.
It can be a Classic, an animated movie or a foreign film. Either way, it will help your mind take a long and much deserved break.
The colors and shapes will fuel your creativity.
Life is short and you should enjoy it.
At any unexpected moment, an idea might pop into your head. Be ready to take it down. I have 2-3 notebooks that I use for different things.
You can choose to learn just the basics or go all the way. Have you tried Duolingo? It’s a brilliant app that you can download on your phone. I was able to brush up on my French.
Slashing zombies is a wonderful way to not only pass time, but to increase your reflexes and give you a little experience. (In case, zombies take over the world and all)
Your brain should always be hydrated, in order to work amazingly well.
That catchy window display might make your day a wee brighter. I usually find interesting things to draw when I take a walk outside. Just the color combination of someone’s outfit or some hot samosas in a street vendor’s cart will light up my mind.
An organized desk, will de-clutter even the mind. There are times, when I have major art-block. And re-arranging thing clutter on my desk actually makes me feel loads better!
If you’re looking for fresh ideas and inspiration, this is your best bet.
Don’t take that boring old route for your morning jog. Turn left. Or right. Venture new places!
Your pup is lonely and just wants some love. Don’t deny her your affection. After all, she lives her whole life for you and only you. (No, this isn’t blackmail)
It will keep your spirits uplifted even during the most mundane of chores.
Research articles on line. I love reading articles about Lifestyle/Health/Fitness/Design/Marketing/Blogging when I’m bored. And it really help me increase my efficiency, when I’m coming up for ideas, or trying to work a pitch for a deadline.
You can’t be perfect, no matter how much you try. Cut yourself a break, a maybe a big slice of chocolate cake. Yum.
This is probably one habit, I was born with and can never get rid of. Random thoughts strung together will help you land on one that is extremely useful.
This is just for fun.
Relax your mind and your throat with a nice old fashioned cup of freshly brewed tea.
This is very crucial if you want to be creative. You can’t dismiss an idea because it is too modern or not to your liking. Being open minded helps you connect with different people and together you can achieve something beyond your wildest dreams.
(like no one is watching –except your dog because she can’t tell anyone what she saw) 😉
I love making lists. In fact, this blog post you’re reading is a list.
They might add to your ideas and you will be fueled to get more ideas!
This will not only kick in nostalgia but will also bring back many more ideas you may have stored away for a rainy day. Now that I have two dogs, I love watching Arthur with them.
Do this when you’re angry, frustrated and have reached your creative block.
Open this box, when you are totally stumped. You may be surprised at how many you’ve forgotten about.
We are all human. Nobody is perfect. Learn to live with yourself and accept others for what they are. It will help make the world a better place
Wake up every morning and write down your goals for the day. It will help you keep a track of what you need to finish.
This one is a toughie for most people. But I learned, that if I talk less and listen more, I get to acquire so much knowledge. I get to observe people and learn from their mistakes. I become aware of people and my environment. This is very important if you want to grow your business.
You can do this when you’re stuck waiting for your partner to finish his shopping. I usually write down little stories that I make into comics later.
This relaxation technique works wonders. The gentle dim flame helps your mind focus and concentrate better. Also, did you know that scent is connected to your memory?
Be it a religious pilgrimage or a relaxing holiday, this is the best way to unwind and have a fresh start.
Yes, you do require some amount of creativity to make this happen. But today DIY is a fast growing hobby and not only is it fun, but it has beautiful results.
This is crucial to not only being creative but will also help you finish your projects. Take it easy. One step at a time. Break big projects into little parts. Completion should be your ultimate goal.
Don’t be afraid to show who you are and step out to dazzle the world. I’ve recently started developing a liking towards clothes. And I want my clothes to reflect my personality. So, I take extra effort in picking out what I like.
Nothing beats training your mind to do something harder.
Don’t be afraid to take risks. Learn to say “Yes” more often.
Taking criticism constructively will help you grow as a person.
Gratitude promotes self-contentment.
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This is one hobby that will take you very far in life.
This will relax your mind and help you come up with great ideas.
I’ve never tried yoga until recently, and I realized that it improved my posture and flexibility to a great extent. Simple breathing exercises can result in wonders to your overall system.
What’s your favorite way to light up your creativity? I’d love to know!
I really hoped this list helps you overcome whatever obstacles are blocking your path to awesomeness. Don’t forget to subscribe below so you never miss out on future blog posts and little promo codes to my new product launches.