Believe it or not, activating your creativity side is not as hard people try to make it sound. It’s more about finding the most simple things in your life to make that part of you happen.
In the past, I use to think for someone to have great powers of releasing all their creativeness had to be blessed or gifted with amazing natural talent. Then I realized it’s not about that. It’s really about connecting with yourself and finding daily inspiration into your life. You just have to be willing to pay attention and watch for the signs when the inspiration comes along.
For me, I intentionally seek the inspiration of creativity. That could be from going to the arts and craft store and purchasing art supplies, going to the gym and recording myself to make clip videos for social media, registering for specific courses of my interest, planning a trip to go to the museum and so forth.
Creativity is endless and it shouldn’t be viewed as a small box that can only be tapped in as a second nature skill. It should be looked at as constant growth and development to refine, build or discover what you are willing to explore.
Recently, I took a trip down to the Brooklyn Museum and it was my first time visiting. The experience was completely therapeutic for me and as I visited each floor, I was able to take pictures of what spoke to me. Doing this allowed me to play with my photography skills and appreciate the art of what I caught in my lens. The more practice I allow myself to have the better I get at capturing images which my creativity will stay on.
I have listed 5 simple methods that have worked for me in boosting daily creativity which you can begin with into your own life.
1. Leave Your Comfort Zone
Get out of your comfort zone to find your creativity flow. Don’t expect to do the same thing every day and expect different results. It just doesn’t work that way. I learned whatever scares you in life is exactly what you should do because this allows you to face your fears. This includes working toward your dreams/goals, meeting new people, overcoming the fear of failure, embracing change, and so forth.
2. Read More
Make time for reading. I’m a huge advocate for reading anything that can help me grow, learn, and gain profitable knowledge. When I say “profitable knowledge” I mean any information that I can build and utilize in my daily everyday life even if it’s connected to my personal life as well.
Reading will stimulate your brain especially when it comes to thinking in new ways. If you’re not a fan of reading, try listening to audiobooks, it works just the same.
3. Plan Intentionally
Intentionally find something new to do on a daily. You will be fortunate to gain plenty of ideas as well as pushing yourself to do activities that you have always wanted to experience. This includes taking a new course of your interest, joining a fitness class or gym, traveling to specific locations, planning new adventures such as bungee jumping, skydiving, etc.
4. Write It Down
Make a list and write down all your ideas especially when they pop into your head at the moment. It’s said that by doing this it helps exercise your brain to keep your ideas coming. Putting your ideas on paper will help clear your mind as well as encourage you to not forget when you need to revisit and work on them when the time comes.
I like to use a small journal that I carry with me in my purse everywhere and anywhere I go. Whenever I feel lost or in need of a creativity booster, I will use my journal to remind me of what I can work on or work on a project that can come to life.
Lastly, meditate or pray often. This will help you build understanding for yourself and any situations you approach in the present or future. You want to be able to accept what is and deal with the fact of moving forward or letting it go to finding new opportunities.
With prayer or meditation, you also silence the noise that clouds your mind every now and then. You want to be able to release those hectic thoughts into more positive energies that will allow more room of flowing new ideas into your mind.
There’s really not just five ways of having your creativity overflow. There are really multiple ways of making that happen. The list is endless and I can go on and on to how boosting creativity will help trigger it all by simply doing all the necessary things needed to make it happen. But for now, let’s keep it simple and make this list the beginning stage.
What do you do to let your creativity fill into your daily life? Share below, I would love to hear from you!