7 Tips To Stay Creative

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If you’re like many of us, stuck quarantined at home, life will definitely start feeling tedious pretty soon (if it’s not already). Creative writing will become more challenging...

Every-day life routines can start feeling mundane after a while. And if you’re like many of us, quarantining at home due to the current global pandemic COVID-19, life at home will definitely start feeling tedious pretty soon (if it’s not already). It’s important to shake things up a bit to stay sharp and full of fresh ideas. We’re constantly writing new stories and trying to find the next big hit, but after a while, it can become challenging to do something new. In order to raise your level of expertise, authority, and innovation as a writer, you have to become more creative.

Here’s a list of ways to get your creative juices flowing and improve your productivity:

1. Write freely.

This may sound a little gross, but I like to call this technique “word vomit”. Because it’s basically just your brain vomiting all of your thoughts on a piece of paper (or your laptop) without control, second thoughts, or looking back. Practice writing uninhibited thoughts early in the morning when you first wake up to jump-start your creativity. Brilliant ideas, solutions and reminders will come early in the morning. 

2. Keep an idea journal with you at all times.

Whether you prefer to travel with a pen and a small pad or you prefer the convenience of a note-taking app on your phone, when inspiration strikes, record it quickly right when the idea is fresh.

3. Pray.

Clear your mind of any clutter by taking some time to pray and leaving any worries or concerns in God’s hands. Get in tune and allow yourself to hear ideas that are meant for you.

4. Break routine.

It seems easy enough, but we are all creatures of habit. Doing the same things over and over or having the same routine every day can dull your mind. Whether it’s waking up earlier and going for a jog (or completing a home workout if you’re quarantined) or trying out a new recipe and not having your typical breakfast or lunch, break up the monotony and do things a little differently. 

5. Get moving. 

With that being said, get physical! Physical activity releases endorphins, which can trigger a positive feeling in the body and mind. So ride a bike, run on the treadmill, stretch, or complete a home exercise and get your blood pumping. The increased blood flow positively impacts your creative juices.

6. Get your home in order.

If you do most of your writing at home, it is vital for you to be in a clutter-free environment. A clean space will stir up your creativity. Everything speaks to you, so clear the distractions so you can hear what inspires you and not what’s draining you or what task you need to complete next.

7. Try creative writing exercises.

Think of a dream you had and write a twist on it, write a letter to your younger self, write a story based on the last food item you ate, etc. Get as creative as you want with your prompts. But don’t forget the word vomit tactic I showed you: Spill your incoming thoughts on a piece of paper and don’t look back! This means no edits as you go or checking for grammar mistakes.

Here’s a challenge I have for you: try implementing at least one of these tips every day over the next few weeks. 

Do you have any additional tips? Share them in the comments below! And don’t forget to share this blog post if you found it helpful.

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