Sometimes, when you’re stuck in the madness of running a business, it can be hard to stay creative. You get overwhelmed by the number of tasks and fall into a routine with Netflix and chocolate fudge at night. It’s not just me! Whether your business is creative or not I believe being able to come up with new ideas helps inspire productivity while relieving stress.
Draw and doodle whatever comes to mind. Use bright coloured pens and pencils for bonus creativity points! Sometimes I just draw swirls and flowers, but when you let your mind wander, it’s possible that you’ll come up with some magical ideas that can be turned into products if your business is selling creative designs or goods.
We all know that learning new things keeps us young and sharp. Who doesn’t want to be able to make their own clothes or cook Thai food? There are courses available for just about anything you can think of, but if money is an issue there are also tons of books and free resources online on every subject imaginable.
In my experience, writing down your thoughts can help clear the mind and free up space for creativity.
Writing out what you are thinking or worrying about is a good thing to do because it’s almost like letting go of them as well!
Reading a book can unleash creativity as you travel to new worlds in your mind.
While reading books may be helpful for young adults, it’s beneficial for all ages and genres of people. Whether the input is romance, history or biography, travelling to a different world helps one’s imagination run free with creative thoughts that will help them grow personally and professionally
Take your camera and/or notebook, then go for a walk. Really immerse yourself in nature by noticing things you might not have before if only taking photos of the beautiful scenes.
It feels great to create something new with your own hands. Whether you sew a dress or paint some pottery, trying an art and craft class could boost your creativity, help meet people who have similar interests as yourself and even give you a long-lasting hobby.
I first came across this term in an Etsy Facebook group. Someone had a ‘happy wall’ with posters and cards that made them feel happy, including photos of inspirational quotes as well as quirky designs. I’ve now got one too! It features fun items like “Don’t quit your day dreams” embroidery hoop, my friend’s illustration, and other inspiration images on paper or metal signs.” Stick it to the wall using pretty washi tape or get a big pin board for even more mementos!”
Pinterest is a fascinating website that can inspire you in many ways. It’s bound to take up some of your time, so try creating an account and pinning things onto boards accordingly! I have several Pinterest accounts for different purposes such as travel inspiration or business tips.