7 Ways to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing
This episode is all about how to get your creative juices flowing. Since my wedding, I feel like I’ve lost my creative flow. Because there was so much going on, my brain was doing and thinking and processing so much that my creativity was on the back burner.
Creativity is one of those things that can be a little fickle when other things are happening in your life. If you’re stressed, if you’re overwhelmed, if you’re very emotional, if you’re going through something personally, it’s hard to find your creative spark or get your creative juices flowing. As I work through getting my creativity going again, I wanted to share my tips with you, too.
“If you have something weighing on you right now, that it’s okay. It’s okay that your creative spark isn’t there, that your creative energy isn’t there temporarily, but you do need to face the facts and sort through your emotions so that you’re able to perform at the level you want to.”
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In this episode Avani talks about:
- What happened to her creativity since her wedding.
- How this has been affecting her business life.
- What strategies she uses to get her creativity back on track.
1. Future pacing your creativity
Sitting down and thinking about how you want your creativity to be in the future is a powerful way to get your creativity flowing now. Writing it out helps your brain solidify that neural pathway around creativity and kick starts your brain into feeling creative.
2. Take a day off
You need to pour into yourself before you can pour into others. Make sure you take some time to do nothing and recharge your batteries. This relaxes the mind and allows creative juices to get flowing again.
3. Flex your creative muscle
Your brain and creativity are muscles just like anything else. A great way to exercise them is to write down 10 ideas for solving a problem. It doesn’t matter what the problem is, just try to write down 10 creative solutions. Just like that, you’ll find yourself thinking more creatively. Try doing this for 10 minutes every day.
4. Move your body
There’s a powerful link between your body and your mind. Get out and move your body around. It doesn’t matter if it’s a little or a lot, getting up and moving around will help get your creativity going.
5. Sort through your emotions
I had to sort through a lot from my wedding and regarding my business and those things were clouding my creativity. To get down to the good stuff (the creativity), you’ve got to unpack and dismantle the emotions on top of it.
6. Listen to a podcast and ‘hangout’ with someone that’s going through something similar
Listening to podcasts is a great way to grow your brain and learn a bunch of new stuff. But honestly, it’s the best way to figure out how people who are in the same boat as you are dealing with their problems. You can use the new ideas you hear to jumpstart your creativity.
7. Make something
This sounds counterintuitive, but you can trick your brain into already feeling like it’s creative by forcing yourself to do something that’s inherently creative. It’s a great way to kickstart your creativity!