Do you feel stuck in a rut? It can be hard if you do the same thing day in day out for your clients; you may feel like you’ve lost your spark. So, if you’re looking to ramp up your creativity to produce bigger and better things, then here are some of the best ways to reignite your creative streak;
Find A Secret Place
Seclusion is well known by many famous creatives as a way to let the imagination run wild. For example, Roald Dahl created a secret hut in his garden, which no one was allowed to enter. As a creative, be a diva and demand your own private space whether that’s a garden office, shed, spare room or somewhere else entirely. Having a place devoid of distractions means you can focus entirely on the task in hand and get your creative juices flowing.
Use Your Phone For Good Not Bad
We use our phone to update social media on our lives, and it can be compelling to keep up with showing what a great life you have. This can actually lead to a drop in self-esteem and confidence. It can also be a massive productivity killer. However, by having an account which is a portfolio of your amazing work and the photos of inspiration that you may use at a later date can be a great way to use social media for good rather than bad.
Do Your Daily Routine Differently
Making changes to your normal and simple routine is scientifically proven to boost your levels of creativity. This could be changing your route to work, opting for a different lunch if you always have the same thing or doing a different exercise if you always do the same thing at the gym. By seeking out unexpected experiences, you develop the way your brain approaches problems.
Find The Fun In Your Work
So often we use our creativity purely for work purposes. This can make us fall out of love with our talent and our job. So, if you’re a graphic designer, take the time out to draw just for fun. If you’re a writer, try composing a poem, kid’s story or something outside of your usual remit. Whether it’s creating a mood board for a fictitious client or a friend or creating a canvas masterpiece, make sure you still love what you do.
Wherever you are, keep a pen and paper to hand so that you can doodle. Doodling has been found to calm down the busy side of the brain, which means that your brain is open to creative insights. Whether you’re on the train or have a mental block when working, spend ten minutes doodling to give yourself calm and clarity so that your creativity can shine.