Are you stuck in a rut? Has your creativity taken a nosedive? Well, good news; I have 3 easy strategies to break through the mental roadblock and improve your creativity today.
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3 Ways Change Can Improve Your Creativity
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I’m a big believer in practicing creativity. Studies show that getting creative improves both our mental and physical states, and it also helps us live life more fully.
What more could you ask for?
While I love getting creative, however, there are also times when I feel stuck. I sit down to create, and – blank – I got nothin.’
Has this ever happened to you? It’s frustrating, isn’t it?
In fact, I’ve been struggling with this over the past few months as I get closer to finishing my book. Some days are highly productive, while others feel like I’m hitting my head against a wall (ouch).
Fortunately, I’ve discovered a strategy that kickstarts my creativity, and it all starts with change.
Now don’t worry, I’m not talking a major life upheaval. Rather, I’m talking about easy, manageable ways that change can improve your creativity.
Change up your routine
There are times, however, when it’s beneficial to take that standard routine and shake it up a bit.
For example, do you tackle your work projects in a particular order each day? If so, try switching up that structure once or twice.
Do you usually practice your creativity after work? Then maybe try waking up a bit earlier and creating in the morning hours instead.
Making these small adjustments in your day-to-day routine is a great way to kickstart your creativity and get back into the groove.
Change up your surroundings
Changing up my surroundings is a big creativity boost for me.
I have my home office as well as my work office, and I like to bounce back and forth between them depending on where I’m feeling most creative. And sometimes when I’m sick of both offices (or it’s nice outside!) I’ll work out on my back deck.
In fact, I’ve recently relocated to the kitchen island during my early morning work hours (it puts me that much closer to the coffee maker. 😂)
If you’re really in a rut, you could take a leaf from my friend Amy’s book and stage your home with Spindle Design Co. She works from home and felt completely uninspired in her space, so she hired professional designers to come in and give her office a facelift. It looks incredible!
By changing up your surroundings, you breathe new life into your space, which in turn, enhances your creativity.
Change up your perspective
The third approach to change is a little more abstract, and it has to do with a change in perspective.
By change in perspective, I mean exploring a new or unfamiliar idea, belief, or lifestyle that’s different from your own.
Have you always wanted to know more about yoga or meditation? Then take a class or watch a video to learn the practice. Are you interested in religion? Then grab an audiobook and explore a belief system that’s different from your own.
Diving into a new idea or looking at an old concept from a fresh perspective helps you start seeing things differently; once you do that, you’ll rediscover your groove in no time.
There you have it, friends: three easy ways that change can improve your creativity. Next time you’re in a rut, give these strategies a try and get your creative juices flowing.
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Are you a fan of change? How do you boost your creativity when you’re stuck in a rut? Let me know below!