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DESIGN | 5 Years Ago By Diana Adams

20 Ways to Stimulate Your Own Creativity

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What distinguishes a creative person from one who isn’t? Aren’t we all creative on some level? I believe the answer to this question is yes; however, there are definitely some people that have an easier time staying in a creative and inspired mindset than others.

According to Mark McGuinness, “We can probably all recognize the classic image of the artist or creative person. A Romantic, willful, sensitive, temperamental, tortured soul, a perpetual outsider with a mysterious and misunderstood talent. A bit like a cross between Lord Byron and Vincent Van Gogh.”

I’m writing this post for everyone that knows they are creative, and also for those that doubt their ability to be creative. I hope some of these ideas light a spark within you so you can realize your own greatness!

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20 Ways to Stimulate Your Own Creativity:

1. Keep a notebook and pen with you at your desk, in your car, everywhere you go so you can always record your ideas as you have them.

2. Learn to ask more questions. Ask “What if?” Don’t be afraid to have what seem to be completely crazy ideas. Learn to think beyond what seems obvious.

3. Daydream. Learn to use your imagination. You must see it in your mind before it becomes a reality. Become a master at visualization.

4. Become more spontaneous. Don’t concern yourself with what others think about your ideas.

5. Follow your intuition. Follow that little voice inside; it will never let you down.

6. Do not compare yourself to others. This is a quick creativity killer. Be nice to yourself.

7. Try new things. Visit a museum, go shopping, a change of scenery will reboot your creative mind.

8. Brainstorm with your family or friends.

9. Read, read and then read some more. Whether you are reading a book, your tweets, the Internet, just read. Never stop learning.

10. Take a bubble bath.

11. Learn to become comfortable with the silence. Quiet your mind. Go within, there are nuggets of gold in there if you can quiet your mind and explore yourself. Get in the moment.

12. Try new foods. Milk, spinach, salmon, whole grain pasta, tofu and sunflower seeds are all proven to make you feel happier and more creative.

13. Sleep or lack of it. It’s funny because it is shown that sleep can recharge your batteries and make you feel more creative, but also hacking your body and not sleeping for extended periods of time can trigger insane amounts of creativity.

14. Listen to music. (This one is my favorite!)

15. Physical exercise definitely stimulates creativity.

16. Take a walk in nature, breathe in the fresh air, appreciate and become inspired by nature.

17. Stop doubting your own ability to be creative. Believe that you are inherently creative.

18. If you hit a wall creatively, walk away and do something else for a while, then go back to your project. When I do this, the answer almost always magically comes to me.

19. Learn to take more chances, put yourself out there a bit more, trusting yourself.

20. Last but certainly not least, fall in love with what you do. All creative people have this in common. For example, I love to write. I write for the same reason that I breathe, because I have to. It is who I am and I love it. Find your passion and do it. And then, do it some more.

Credit for the fabulous main image in this post goes to Creativity v3 on Flickr. “Last version of my Creativity piece. Thanks to alreadybeenchewed.net (Barton Damer’s blog) for the light streaks. Worked on this for about 4-5 hours on and off for about 2 days. Made the creativity letters and explosion FX in cinema 4d, along with the wireframe on the A of creativity, used cel renderer for that. Did post work in photoshop, manipulated colors and such. visit my website jakedillard.com for more works and my blog.”

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Author: Diana Adams

Diana has a passion for blogging and has written over 4,000 blog posts. You can usually find Diana working in her home office in Atlanta or sitting in the corner of a downtown Starbucks somewhere with her mobile devices in one hand and a Grande Caramel Macchiato in the other. She loves Star Wars, hot chicken wings, and nice people.

3 Comments

Golf Shoes

July 3rd, 2013

Thanks for your personal marvelous posting! I actually enjoyed reading it, you can be a great author.
I will be sure to bookmark your blog and may come back sometime soon.

I want to encourage you to definitely continue your
great writing, have a nice morning!

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Hey would you mind stating which blog platform you’re working with? I’m going to start my own
blog soon but I’m having a tough time making a decision between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique.

P.S Sorry for being off-topic but I had to ask!

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Christine

June 28th, 2014

Hello Diana, wonderful, inspiring article! BTW, I am in Atlanta too(Cumming)and am an aspiring writer. I am a member of a writers group that meets in Gainesville, GA i.e. http://www.northeastgeorgiawriters.org. I would love for you to come sometime and speak or just visit us and maybe even consider membership!
God Bless,
Christine

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