Every day is different—you can’t expect the same level of mental agility every single day. Sometimes your brain is wide open, and ideas seem just to overflow. Other times, you feel stuck in a state of mind that gets you nowhere.
Whenever you’re struggling to sustain the intensity of your creativity, just remember to keep a positive mindset and heed these advices to allow your brain to adapt and get those creative ideas coming.
- Go for a Walk
There is nothing like a going out for a relaxing walk on a beautiful day. Bathing in natural light and listening to the sounds of the surroundings helps a lot in clearing your mind. Ditch the earphones and let the natural sounds in.
- Break Out of Your Routine
Sometimes, we find ourselves stuck when it’s time to broaden our horizon. Oftentimes, we feel so comfortable with the norm that we lose the creative spark we once had when we first experience something. Shake things a bit by doing something different, like finding new sites to explore, trying a new hobby or even as simple as checking out a new store to buy an outfit. Who knows, you might discover something more interest that will get you going in a new direction.
- Avoid Pressuring Yourself
Pressure can kill creativity. It’s even worse when you pressure yourself to do well. The process of making creative ideas is at its best when you’re having fun doing it. So instead of pushing yourself to make every work a masterpiece, relax and have fun, and just allow the creative process unfold. You’ll be surprised that the quality of work is much better when you’re enjoying the experience.
- Quit Being Logical
The part of the brain responsible for generating creative ideas is not the same as the part responsible for reasoning. Inspiration and creativity is not logical. Most people have easier time accessing the creative part of the brain when in a relaxed state, engaged in some mindless task or just casually sharing ideas with someone.
- Get Moving
You feel better physically and mentally after working out. This is because your body releases endorphins, making you feel better. When you feel positive inside out, this opens up your mind to receiving new inspiration, resulting in more creative ideas.
- Spare Some Time for Brain Games
Brain games stimulate intellectual action and force it to solve problems by looking at them in diverse angles. It encourages the mind to try different approaches, which will eventually serve as inspirations for more creative ideas in the future.
If you want our creative juices to flow freely, you will have to unclog some ‘pipes’ and create more for creativity to grow. These six things may not be ideal for some, but they’ll surely free up some space in your head for your creative side to start running again.