Reset Your Creativity
Creativity is something that we often only attribute to specific types of people. Painters, authors, dancers, actors and genius inventors. But creativity is something that most of us use on a daily basis to help us solve problems in every area of our lives.
When I have less time and I’m getting bogged down with work it’s almost impossible for me to think of creative solutions. I’ve had to prioritize things according to timelines so that the most important things get done. Recently I was so busy I realized that if I didn’t write things down immediately my brain was going to just delete it all together and I would completely forget I had something to do. I didn’t even realize it was happening until I found some notes on things I had been meaning to get done!
Sometimes you just need small bouts of rest to help kickstart your creativity and get perspective. Last time we spoke about how to reset your plans and goals. Today we will look at some fun ways to reset your creativity.
Meditation and silence
Taking some time to meditate on scripture and pray can calm your racing thoughts and give you fresh perspective. It’s a great way to begin each day and end each evening. At times, It’s incredibly difficult for me to sit still and read, but whenever I do I always feel thankful that I took the time. Take some intentional moments to invite God’s wisdom into your life.
Exercise has been known to reduce depression, negative moods, relieve stress and reduce anxiety. It may not always be pleasant at the beginning if you like to push yourself, but when you are finished…and sometimes during, you will experience clarity in your mind. The release of endorphins can not only make you feel energized but will boost your creativity. Try working out and thinking of some solutions to a problem you might have.
Spend time in Nature
During the pandemic many people found ways to reconnect with nature again. Walks in the forest, a garden or on the beach are amazing ways to stir creativity. Just like exercise has benefits to the body, so does spending time in nature. The effect of nature reduces stress and feelings of anger and anxiety in our bodies as it increases feelings of relaxation and improves our moods. Once we are feeling relaxed we will start to feel inspired again!
Spend time with different people
One of my favourite ways to increase creativity is to spend time with people who think differently than I do. Sometimes when I’m thinking of a topic for a blog and I feel a little stuck, a conversation with a friend can yield ideas or help me to frame my ideas better. It’s easy to just surround yourself with people who think the way you do. I think most of us do this, but it can be exciting and frustrating to spend time with people who expand your way of thinking. Allow yourself to be challenged to look at things from a new perspective.
What are some effective ways you have to reset your creativity?