A common misconception is that some people are born creative and others are not. This isn’t true; creativity is something that you can work on, develop and grow. Are you are feeling frustrated about a lack of creativity? Check out 7 tips to help you to get creative here.
1. Take inspiration from others
is nothing wrong with taking a little inspiration from others –Shakespeare famously took inspiration for many of his plays, including King Lear. A good idea is never a stolen one, but taking inspiration from others can help to boost your own creativity, helping you to create something original yet inspired.
2. Welcome all ideas
Many people ruin their own creativity by being too fussy. Welcome all of your ideas, including the bad ideas and the half-baked ideas. You never know which idea will work best until you’ve tried them all!
If you are not feeling inspired alone, team up with someone else and see what you can create together. This will give you unique ideas and perspectives – you may even discover that you work better as part of a team!
4. Do nothing
If you are stressed out and frustrated by your current lack of creativity, take a break. Read a book, , sleep, watch a film, spend time with loved ones – and don’t think about it! This will take the pressure off, and a good night’s sleep will help you to feel refreshed and productive.
5. Go outside
Most of us spend too much time sat down in the same place, and this can drain your productivity and leave you feeling restless. Go outside for some fresh air and a change of scenery – this will give you a break and help you to start feeling creative.
6. Ask for feedback or advice
It can be tough to open yourself up to criticism, but you could get advice that hugely improves your work. You could be too close to the problem – let someone with an outside perspective comment on your lack of creativity and why it could be happening. After all, their advice could spark a brilliant idea in your mind!
7. Make your environment pleasant
Make sure your set-up is distraction free and encourages you to be productive. Make sure it is tidy and everything you need has a designated place. When it comes to music and scenery, everyone is different. For some, music and an open window help to inspire them – but for others they are distracting.
Do you think you are creative? Have you ever suffered from a creative block? Let me know in the comments! I hope everyone is having an awesome week.