by Diana Nadim
Contributing Author, Conscious Reminder
Creativity is such a powerful source of creation but when it goes to rest, you can have a tough time with getting it back.
Unfortunately, you can’t just snap your fingers and unleash your creativity. It needs to come to you naturally and in its own time.
However, there are methods you can practice in order to encourage creative thinking. You can use such methods daily to maximize the level of creative thinking.
Whether you want to boost your level of creativity for your job or you want to do it for personal expression and satisfaction, here are some tips that can help you.
Move Your Body
Constant static body position can lead to body stiffness, pain, and lack of concentration. When you put your body through such struggle it affects your mind as well.
Boosting your energy through movement will unleash endorphins. Happy thoughts lead to creative thoughts.
If you aren’t used to exercising you can start from something very simple – daily walks. The key is to be consistent in this process. Walking, running, or exercising once a month won’t have a positive effect on your well-being.
Remember: A healthy body means a healthy mind.
Create Your Creativity Space
Inspiring and motivating surroundings will help you to encourage creative thoughts.
Depending on your needs, find a space that will be your sanctuary. A place for peace, mindfulness, and creativity.
Let’s say that you are a writer. Create a space that will be your special place for writing. Add a small desk and a chair and decorate that corner with motivating quotes and plants. A lot of light is also great for evoking positive vibes.
When your mind gets used to being creative at a specific place, it will subconsciously start producing creative thoughts when you go there.
Focus on Creative Activities
What is a better way to boost creative thinking than to do something creative?
Welcome some creative hobby into your life. You can do photography, paint, draw, dance, or decorate.
This isn’t something you should do for a living, but for yourself. It should be your outlet for letting go of everything that is holding you back.
When you get used to expressing yourself creatively on a regular basis, your mind will accept it and produce more creative thoughts.
It simply can’t be stressed enough how beneficial meditation is. If you aren’t already practicing this method of relaxation, there is no better time to start than now.
Meditation is more than a breathing technique. It is more than a way to relax. Meditation is actually a form of getting in touch with yourself and surrendering completely to the moment.
Allow your mind to be in peace for at least one minute a day. That is enough for beginners who are struggling with meditation practice.
Once your mind is clear of any oppressing thoughts, you’ll be able to let creative thoughts in.
Express Yourself in Writing
There is just something about transferring your thoughts onto paper. It helps you to let go of troubling thoughts. Consider the paper as your dearest confidant that resolves you of any pressure.
You can choose the type of writing that suits you best. Some opt for daily journaling while others prefer creative writing.
Even professional writers do some writing on the side. Marie Fincher, a writer and a blogger at Trust My Paper says that she has been practicing daily journaling for years. “Sometimes I write a page. Sometimes I write three. It doesn’t matter. But I’ve noticed at the very beginning that putting my random thoughts on paper helps me to make room for creative thoughts,” says Marie.
People swear by this method and claim that it works wonders in clearing your mind. Once you eliminate all the unnecessary thoughts, you’ll create a space for creativity.
Books are a great source of information. They can give you new ideas, provoke new thoughts, and even help you to look at the world in a different way.
Reading should be a habit that you should nourish throughout your life. With each book you read, you are providing yourself with a new experience. Every new experience means more creative energy to express.
You can learn so much about yourself and life in general through books. They will enrich your life and provide you with some new perspectives.
Make most of the digital world and availability it offers. Any book or topic that comes to your mind can be found online. Either get the digital edition or order a book online and start the amazing journey.
Self-care is necessary for a healthy and productive mind. It is like eating fruits and vegetables to prevent illness.
Indulge in something that makes you happy at least once a week. Whether it is taking a bubble-bath or preparing a DIY face mask and watching a cheesy movie.
Your body and mind deserve some spoiling. Relax and fill your thoughts with positivity.
Meet the World
Traveling is a vast source of creativity. Meeting new people and getting to know different cultures will broaden your horizons.
You don’t need to have a lot of money or time. It is better to travel once a year then not to travel at all.
There is a great trick for saving money for traveling. Instead of taking a huge chunk of your budget when the traveling time comes, do some saving each day.
Put aside some money every day and add it to your travel jar or a box. After a year you will have enough money to visit s new destination. Just put your finger on a map and go.
Some Final Thoughts
Inspiring creative thoughts is something that depends on how you treat your body and mind. If you don’t work on yourself and your motivation, you can easily lose your creative spark. Practicing simple activities or habits such as these can reflect amazingly on your creativity. Just be persistent and believe in yourself.
About the Author: Diana Nadim is a writer and editor who has a Master degree in Marketing. She combines her passion for writing with her interest in research and creates thought-provoking content in various fields. Besides working as a contributor writer for GrabMyEssay and WowGrade, Diana also runs her own blog.
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