5 ideas to spark creativity

We all fall into a creative slump from time to time but that’s no reason to let yourself down. I’m sharing 5 Ways To Spark Creativity!

I took a month off from blogging and even my freelance business. I was in a rut, I didn’t feel like doing anything but being by myself usually sleeping.

I needed a break, a break from the stressors that helped me dig into this rut. Neither of these were the root to the rut but as life goes on things happen and sometimes we need a break.

I’ve taken a month to get myself emotionally and mentally ready to get back into real life. The entire virus scare didn’t help at all either.

As someone with high anxiety I drew back from going out and also asked my mom to social distance by staying at home. She did because she thought it was a scary time too.

If you’re in a rut or feel yourself sliding into one there are things you can do to help keep yourself creative and keep those other monsters at bay.

This post isn’t about sadness, loneliness, or Anything other than getting creative. Brush all of those other emotions aside to allow room for your creativity.

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There is a myriad of ways to find your work once again. Give these ideas a try, you’ll be back at it in no time.

5 Ways To Spark Creativity

  1. Keep an idea book close
  2. Create an environment that encourages creativity
  3. Create a vision board
  4. Explore what you don’t know
  5. Join other creatives

Keep an idea book close – when you have an idea you can write it down so you don’t forget. These ideas can help spark creativity when you’re trying to decide on blog posts, journal prompts, and ideas to ponder.

Ways To Spark Joy

Create an environment that encourages creativity – make things mobile (if possible), this helps to spark creativity by keeping the mind and spaces open to new ideas. Put creative tools in view because out of sight out of mind.

Create a vision board – this is one of the things I love! It helps keep me focused on my goals. When you stay focused you’ll help manifest those goals too. Your board can be digital, collage, visual or all three.

Explore what you don’t know – exploring things you don’t know to me are exciting but then again I love to learn new things. You can never have enough knowledge regardless if it’s a subject you know all about or nothing.

Ways to spark joy

Join other creatives – when you have a group you can count on makes everything easier. With a creative group you can bounce ideas off of each other, draw inspiration from others, and have a place to talk when you’d need.

If you’re in need of some creativity give one or all of these ideas a try, I’m more than sure you’ll have a great session and have a few new ideas.

What do you do when you want to be creative but don’t know where to start? I am always looking for new ideas to keep in my toolkit.

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28 thoughts on “5 ideas to spark creativity

  1. These are all great tips to spark creativity. I often do #s 1 & 4 (always having a notebook nearby and always learning something new) to inspire creativity in my life.

  2. Some great ideas. I always keep a note of ideas and things on my phone as my phone is always with me so it’s easy to grab when I want to note something down. Creating a vision board is another great tip!

  3. This is amazing! I do some of these things. I remember the days I used to carry a notebook and a pen with me, just in case an idea came to me, but now I don’t have to worry as much because I have my phone.

    I’m going to be working on a new vision board this week. Super excited!

  4. Great tips! Thanks so much for sharing. I love the idea of keeping an idea book. I am a chronic note taker so an idea book is perfect for me.

  5. Very useful and apt tips. The idea diary is specially a winner. Sometimes my diary becomes my phone whenever there is a gush of thoughts and I have nowhere to write things down. Also I believe in having a creative workspace where I like to keep some plants and let in a lot of light. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post.

    Best wishes from The Strong Traveller and have a great day.

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  6. Great post! Thanks so much for sharing – I am a creative person so this was really helpful 🙂 I use quite a few of these ideas, particularly having an ideas notebook and it is such a life saver sometimes

  7. Having done a creative degree I find that number five helps me the most! I also think that number four is a really good idea x

  8. Great post. Having a little notebook with you to quickly jot down ideas is always handy. I have quite a few in different bags and places for those moments when inspiration suddenly hits. I love vision boards too!

  9. These are great tips! I understand needing a little push — I am in that spot right now but for different reasons. While I work through my stuff, I will keep my notebook close!

  10. Thanks for these tips. I love #5. I just joined a writers group and it’s already helping me so much!

  11. I love these ideas! I always find that if I’m lagging on creativity, a little exercise goes a long way toward jogging my brain. I also look for motivation specific to the type of creativity I’m trying to spark. For example, if I’m trying to get inspired to practice piano, I watch videos of my favorite pianists performing pieces I’m working on. It works every time! Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. Okay, this is the second time in two days I’ve read about a blogging/creative vision board! I might need to make one happen!

  13. Thank you for these tips! Joining other creatives is my favorite. I recently joined a writers group and it’s been so helpful!

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