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5 ways to be more creative

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1. Experiment with new creative hobbies

There are tonnes of creative hobbies out there to explore and get stuck into. Drawing, painting, writing, poetry, mosaics, arts and crafts are all hands on creative projects. Starting something new can ignite your creativity into action. If you’re looking to inject some creativity into your current routine, go for a hobby or craft that you have never tried before. Anything that sounds fun and holds your interest will inspire you to be creative in the long run.

2. Keep a tidy environment.

Cleaning might seem an odd way to create a path into creativity. However, a clean environment is a much more inspiring starting place than getting to grips with a creative projects amongst mess. Cleaning and other repetive household tasks can force you to slow down and focus on one thing at a time, giving you meditative space to think and reflect. Creating cleanliness habits before starting you craft can pave your way to greater creativity.

3. Walk for 20 minutes a day

Creatives enjoy dwelling inside where they can ruminate about their creative projects. But getting outside may prove to boost your creativity. Taking a 20 minute walk daily can help to get rid of the stresses of every day life, whilst giving you an opportunity to observe the surroundings. In fact, standford researchers have found that walking boosts creative thinking. Steve Jobs was known for ‘walking meetings’ where he would discuss creative ideas on the go.

4. Listen to inspiring music

With hundreds of thousands of tracks to choose from, there is plenty of choice when it comes to choosing music for creative thinking. I love music and listen to music almost everywhere I go as it inspires me to think up stories, drawings and ideas. Music is scientifically proven to shift brain waves. Scientists have discovered that the more relaxed you are, the more likely you are to think creatively. That’s why classical music is very popular when it comes to creative thought. However, there are far more tracks to choose from the realms of classical music. Find a piece of music to suit your mood and relax into creative thinking.

5. Sleep

Get a good night’s sleep. It’s really important for your overall well-being that sleep becomes your priority. Sleep helps your mind to heal and refreshes you for another day ahead. Dreams can also be a powerful creative tool. Using dreams as a form of inspiration has been common amongst artists and writers for centuries. A good night’s sleep will keep you mentally strong and provide you will the tools you need to carry creativity with you throughout the day.

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