10 ways to improve your creativity

Just because you are a blogger, or an artist or a writer in any aspect doesn’t mean you are going to feel creative a 100% of the time, all the time. You can feel the pressure and suffer from writers block or be unhappy with current ideas and that is completely okay.

I thought I would share with you some tips to help boost your creativity and ways you can overcome writers block. I often refer to several of these when I am struggling with content.

Connect with other creative people

When you connect with other creative people, you can bounce ideas back and forth, getting some positive feedback on your ideas. Also being around creative and positive people can inspire and motivate you to be more creative. I always feel more creative after engaging with other bloggers. If you don’t already, I would recommend engaging with other bloggers, if you are hitting writers block the community is so supportive. Or even take time out and spend it with the positive people in your life.

De-clutter your workspace

They say tidy space tidy mind and I do believe this is the case. Having clutter around can make you feel unorganised and unprepared. By having a clear workspace you have no distractions around you, you can focus on your task. You will be more organised and therefore be more productive.

Doodle/Colouring

Taking some time out to doodle/colour can not only be therapeutic but can help you feel more creative. Gives your mind a task to focus on, to take a break and come back to your writing task with a clear mind. I love colouring, when I am struggling with content or not feeling very inspired I colour or I doodle in my bullet journal. To be honest I usually get carried away and could colour for hours.

Have regular time away from your phone and other electronics

Taking time away from your phone and social medias, is so important anyway, but also to help you improve your creativity. Sometimes you can compare yourself to others or their content which is not helpful. So having that time away, can help you remember your style of writing and be inspired again.

Read more books/magazines and blogs

By reading other blogs, books and articles in magazines it can help you feel motivated and inspired and can mean your creativity improves. Always remember if you are inspired by another bloggers content be sure to give credit to the blogger. If ever I am struggling for content, I like to roam Pinterest for blog articles, means I can relax, whilst gaining inspiration and motivation.

Create the right environment

It is important that you have the right environment that works for you to feel creative and be able to write. Having a calm and quiet environment may work for some but not for others. You have to learn what environment is right for you. I enjoy writing with some background noise, in my comfy clothes either at my laptop table or on the sofa. I like to be cosy in comfy clothes, under a blanket. Where do you work best?

Exercise/Go on a walk/Take in nature

By exercising it releases endorphins which make you feel good, it even helps with mental health. Taking time out to exercise can not only help you physically but mentally and can leave you feeling positive and motivated. If exercise/going to the gym doesn’t appeal to you, just taking a walk outside, admiring nature and getting some fresh air can help clear your mind. You can return to your task and hopefully feel more creative.

Take more photographs and keep memories

Keeping memories like concert tickets for example is not only great to look back on, but can also inspire ideas for your blog. I like to keep memories like tickets for my scrapbook (I will be writing a blog post of my scrapbook soon). Taking photographs of family memories and scenery allows you to look back and reflect as well as inspiration for blog posts.

Listen to music

I love listening to music anyway – dancing and singing around the house! Its a great way to have fun, keep you busy and takes your mind off of a writing task. Also, lyrics can also inspire you to write.

Ask for feedback or advice

Never be afraid to ask for advice from other bloggers, when you are struggling for inspiration or even unsure about a blog post. The blogging community is open and people are so supportive. My DM’s are always open and am willing to give any advice that I can to help.

What are the best ways you have found to help boost your creativity? I’d love to hear about them in the comments.

IMG_7676

 

46 thoughts on “10 ways to improve your creativity

Add yours

  1. These are great tips! My favourite ones to do are decluttering, reading other blogs and, more recently, taking time away from electronics/social media. I feel like my head gets cluttered with everything and I can’t think straight. So, when I have a bit of breathing room, there’s space for new ideas to pop and say hello! 🙂 Fab post x

    Liked by 2 people

  2. I’m in a really low place when it comes to my creativity. I have ideas but the words won’t be put down to a blog. I save them only after a few lines and feels like something is holding me back….

    Like

  3. These are so true! I need to declutter my workspace for sure! I missed out on publishing a blog post today like I usually do but I’ve gotten to find a bit of inspiration from being away for my blog and just sight seeing! Now I just have to declutter and organize my brain!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Some great ideas here! I love to read other blog posts when I can – these can really inspire me! I also like to work with some background noise in comfy PJ’s! Thank you for sharing!

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Fab tips Lauren! I can so often fall into a creative rut and I use a few of these techniques to help boost my mojo. Really need to spend more time away from electronics and am keen to take more photos and read more. There just never feels like there is enough time in the day. I am a keen declutterer though so that helps. Top tips and great to get this conversation going.

    Amy

    Liked by 2 people

  6. These are some great tips. I love doodling or colouring and find decluttering cry theraputic. Long walks and taking photos of the scenery is something I’ve been doing a lot more of recently, and I really enjoy it.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. There are so many different ways to evoke creativity. Every aspect in life required creativity from the arts, sciences, business to being creative in parenting.
    That eureka moment can come at any time and is not necessarily a result of planning, sorting, decluttering, cutting down on electronic media or having a good nights sleep. It’s from opening your mind and letting it be free to imagination inspiration and random thoughts. Listening to your own mind is a powerful process, but too often we silence it.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. These are fantastic tips Lauren! I definitely agree with having time away from the phone to inspire creative ideas. I’ve noticed that when I go swimming and I’m relaxed I can think clearer. I love colouring too as you can zone out completely and new ideas randomly pop up. Loved this post lovely, brilliant suggestions, thank you for sharing! ❤ xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    Like

  9. Great post and tips! I’m struggling with one post right now despite having written several others lately no problem. I think I’m just getting in my own way with it. I’ll have to try some of these out and see if that helps!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: