We’re all naturally creative, no really I mean it. But that doesn’t mean we don’t get stuck at times as we try to express ourselves. Here are five simple ways to kick-start your creative imagination; very simple yet very effective.
Take a different route
Routine is one of the worst enemies of creativity, get stuck in a rut and you’ll stay there. Think differently and you’ll be creative Take a different approach than you normally do and you’ll solve the issue.
This is basically making you relax, putting out of your mind all the worries and cares of the day and letting your creative thoughts run free. Forget about everything and focus on one creative task, within minutes your mind is dealing with the issue.
‘Eh? You just said lie down.’ Well, if you are hunched over a blank piece of paper, trying to be creative, concentrating and worrying, it can be deadly. If you focus too much on an issue or problem you may miss the simple solution. So stand up, walk around and change the environment, stretch, rub your neck, anything… just get away from the blank paper.
Change the genre
Still stuck? If you are a musician how would you solve the issue if you were a writer? Or vice-verse. If you’re stuck think how someone else would think, it can be a revelation.
Phone a friend
Remember you are not alone Two creative minds are better than one. Working on the same problem two minds can solve a seemingly insurmountable problem.
Go on, have some creative fun.