10 Ways to Infuse More Creativity into Your Life
Whether you are a painter, a business executive, a grocery store checker, or a stay-at-home mom or dad, you draw upon your creativity every day. That delicate, often elusive quality presents itself in so many forms that it is difficult to know where its boundaries lie. Problem-solving relies upon creative skills, just as much as visual artistry, so it’s vital that you keep your energetic channels open for the creative juices to flow.
While some of us feel it oozing from our every cell, others find it difficult to connect to, especially when we need it most (if you’ve ever had “writers block,” you know what I mean!). Here are 10 ways to bring more creativity into your life.
1. Go for A Walk
Sitting at your desk and feeling stuck? Science has backed up what you might be inclined to do naturally when you need a boost of inspiration. Turns out subjects gave more creative solutions to tests when walking than when sitting. While fresh air certainly brings a fresh energetic outlook, creative benefits exist whether you walk inside or outside. So hop on that treadmill, or walk around the block! Get your heart pumping, and see what new ideas you can come up with.
2. Connect to Your Inner Child
We are all born artists. Children have a way of letting creativity flow through them without any resistance at all. What did you like to do for fun when you were a kid? Did you love to ride bikes or jump on a trampoline? Try not to limit yourself when choosing your area of “play”; join your kids on the swing set or while playing checkers, and hold space for your inner child to run wild.
3. Try Feng Shui
The Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing your environment to balance areas of your life has an entire area dedicated to creativity. The site Feng Shui & Beyond suggests that placing whimsical and playful items in a certain area of your home or office can help you overcome creative blocks and find greater fulfillment in your hobbies and job.
4. Get Coloring!
The current coloring book trend is a great one for boosting your creativity. For about 10 dollars, you can purchase an adult coloring book and some colored pencils, and unlock your inner artiste by using different colors and patterns. Whether you sit down for a full-on coloring session or simply color here and there while talking on the phone, the act of putting pencil to paper is calming and meditative. It’s a simple activity that gets your hand and mind moving in a productive and imaginative way.
5. Take a Different Route to Work
By shaking up your routine, you activate different parts of your brain and keep yourself sharp. It’s all too easy to go on autopilot during your commute, when instead you could broaden your perspective by choosing …read more
Source: Deepak Chopra