Monday, July 1, 2013

25 Ways to Unleash Your Creativity


You all gave me some great advice on how to get past the wall I'd hit last week. I decided to compile a list of all the brilliant ideas you offered.

1. Take a walk.
2. Listen to music.
3. Work out.
4. Create little rewards for yourself.
5. Watch the sun set.
6. Unplug.
7.Write down the reasons why the creative process brings you joy. 
8. Work on a different project.
9. Take a bubble bath.
10. Work through the project backwards.
11. Eat chocolate.
12. Explore nature.
13. Re-evaluate the structure of the project. (Or the conflict and motivation in the story)
14. Drink coffee.
15. Talk through it out loud.
16. Declutter a room in your home.
17. Don't worry.
18. Cheer on someone else.
19. Make a craft.
20. Discuss it with a friend.
21. Watch a movie.
22. Write a description of the problem before going to bed.
23. Drink wine.
24. Take a shower.
25. Listen to a sermon or motivational speaker.

Thank you!

12 comments:

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    1. Thanks, Jessica. Congrats on your new release.

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  2. Awesome tips. And so many of them have side perks...like, working out is physically beneficial anyway. So accomplishing that while sparking creativity, it's a win-win! :)

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    1. So true. I need to go walk around the block. I've been sitting at my computer too long. :)

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  3. Thanks for the tips! I can use at least 10 of these right now :-)

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    1. Great! I'm so glad they were helpful.

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  4. Love the tips, Julie. It's nice to have some that I can use immediately. Thanks. :)

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    1. Thanks, Sutton. I stole most of those from the commenters. They're pretty smart. :)

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  5. I do a guys version of your #9. I soak in a hot tub! Works every time!! :)

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  6. Wonderful tips...am especially fond of 11, 14 and 23! :)

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