There’s no reason to be stagnant and unproductive, the feeling that your going nowhere or reach a mind of mental block stalement. No matter what your profession or passions, things are bound to get stagnant from time to time. Here some ways to improve your creativity mojo and get your creativity back so you can think of some great ideas.
Ways to Boost Your Creativity
Get Outdoors and Get Physical
Make time for regular exercise, whether it’s running, walking, treadmills, spin classes, , or something else entirely. Just pick one (or two) and start. Your creative juices flow more freely when your circulation, respiration and perspiration are stimulated. Get up and get moving, and you’ll be going in the right direction in no time.
Take the chance to hike a gorgeous forest that is smack in the middle of Vancouver. Spend the day breathing in fresh, clean air so your energized for that pitch for a new gig. The point here is that fresh air stimulates your creative juices. So, get outdoors!
Read and Take Notes
Find authors who you admire, and read everything they write, over and over again. Carry their books with you wherever you go. When seeking inspiration, it’ll only be a few inches away. I keep a copy of Marianne Williamson’s “A Return to Love” in my book-bag; I never leave home without it.
Keep an old fashioned notepad and some pens on your bedside table, in your backpack, purse, in your car… you get the idea. Fleeting ideas are just that: fleeting. Catch them and jot them down before they disappear.
Be with Friends
Dark energy breeds more dark energy. Be careful of who you keep in your inner circle—those who vibrate on a high frequency will lift you higher. Surround yourself with people who shine and let you be your beautiful, brilliant self.
Watch other Media
Ask for music suggestions from friends, and be open to new genres. Studies have shown that your brain needs stimulation from new sources on a regular basis. Music affects moods, so find some happy songs, crank ’em up, and maybe even dance around your living room.
Laugh it up with some friends. Find some new comedians on YouTube, or maybe just some that are new to you. Laughter fixes most things, and studies have shown that laughing often relaxes the body. It sends a message that all is well, and that you are safe. It even lowers blood pressure!
Stay Fresh and Rest
Take a night off from chasing your dream, and just be “off.” This one is so difficult—I understand, as it’s hard for me to apply as well. Sometimes, however, your brain and body really need a breather, so please be gentle and kind to yourself and take that break.
Check out Deepak Chopra or TM.org for some of the most accessible, practical meditation techniques available. Once you start meditating, all sorts of things begin to fall into place. You will feel surges of creative energy; just go with it, and let those ideas flow.
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