Creatives are often considered the lucky ones because as people think “they live in their own world.” What people don’t know is how those struggling moments when you are lacking creative energy can affect you and your creativity negatively.
There are times when you simply don’t feel like doing anything and fall often inspires such mood.
When autumn comes and colder weather starts knocking on the door, most of us just want to enjoy a cup of tea and dwell in our lonesome. That is when the battle starts. So, what is the cure? You can boost your creativity only if you introduce daily motivating habits into your life.
Let’s get to some useful daily habits that can help you be more productive and inspire your creativity.
Enjoy Your Morning
At the beginning of the day, morning habits can define your energy through the rest of it. That is why you need to take some time for yourself and simply enjoy the moment.
Those peaceful minutes when the traffic isn’t going crazy and your family or roommates are still asleep, can be your nirvana.
Even just 15-20 minutes can be enough. Wake up before everyone else, and breathe in the peace and silence. Having some alone time with your mind and soul will get your creative juices flowing.
Listen to Inspiring People
Ideas and thoughts that other people share can inspire you and help you in your work. This doesn’t mean that you need to roam the streets searching for interesting people to talk to. While that isn’t a bad idea also if you don’t mind being chased away from time to time.
The simpler option is to listen to inspiring talks on the internet. For example, TED Talks are amazing when you need a dash of motivation in your life.
Browse thought the YouTube or the Internet, or for starters, check out these 10 recommended speeches for creative people.
Get Some Fresh Air
Fall brings us some breathtaking imagery. Imagine all those colourful leaves scattered on the street and cracking under your feet. Is your creativity level already rising?
Make sure that you go out each day. You don’t have to walk for miles or go running. A short walk through your neighbourhood is just as productive and useful.
The important part is that you breathe in some fresh air every day and get your body moving. That means that riding in your car doesn’t count.
Putting your thoughts onto paper helps you to release some negative thoughts and make space for creativity.
One of the habits that can help you with that is daily writing. Even just one page per day can be enough.
Estelle Leotard, a lifestyle blogger and contributor writer for TrustMyPaper and IsAccurate practices this habit. “As a writer, I need to be creative each day. In the pursuit of finding habits that will take some of the pressure of, I found that journaling one page a day does wonder! Writing is my profession, but transferring my daily thoughts and struggles onto paper helps me to clear my mind,” shares Estelle.
Move to the Rhythm of the Music
There is just something about music that makes everything better. Everyone should have a moment in the day when you can completely surrender to your favourite beats.
If you have the possibility, instead of just listening to music, start dancing! Put the headphones on, dance, and sing, and let everything out.
You’ll be amazed at how this will positively affect both your body and mind.
Do Something Creative
Your job might not be of the creative kind or your creative job might not be a daily obligation. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t do something creative on a daily basis.
Try to create something each day. Whatever you feel like. With such an attitude you’ll get used to daily expressing yourself creatively.
There are numerous things you can do. Paint, draw, sculpt, decorate, or take photographs.
In case your job is to write, for example, explore another branch of art. The goal is to boost your creativity without being associated with work.
Learn Something New
A wise man once said, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” (Mahatma Gandhi)
Learning helps your brain stay young. It makes it more open to new ideas and consequently, it helps you to get inspired for your creative tasks.
Give yourself the assignment to learn something new each day. Browse the internet for new information about your line of work, or simply read an interesting book.
As your understanding of the world expands so will your creative energy.
Are you ready to make these activities a ritual? The hardest part of introducing daily habits is sticking to them. If you really want to work on boosting your creativity you need to make a promise to yourself that you’ll commit to these habits. Once you see how impactful they are and how they help you to free your mind, it will be hard to imagine life without them.
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Kristin Savage nourishes, sparks and empowers using the magic of a word. Along with pursuing her degree in Creative Writing, Kristin was gaining experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in marketing strategy for publishers and authors. Now she works as a freelance writer at BestEssayEducation and GrabMyEssay. Kristin runs her own FlyWriting blog.