Hey loves,

Creativity is something that holds a very special place in my heart. Being creative is both an escape and a way to feel like I belong. It allows me to explore other worlds, as well as the one I’m living in. It is both a release of emotions and opening of new doors. I truly believe that being more creative makes us happier and more fulfilled people. But how do we incorporate this into our busy daily lives? Below I’ve noted ten things that help me feel most creative. Just doing one (or all!) of these can help you live a more creative life.

1. Doodle

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Let your pen run free! Seriously, just take a pen and a piece of paper and start drawing some stuff. It doesn’t have to be good, it doesn’t even have to make sense. Draw a line or a circle and just keep going. It’s fascinating to see what your mind comes up with when you’re not putting it under pressure.

2. Write

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If you’re reading this article, there’s a good chance you may have experienced some of the joys of writing. If so, on to the next step! If not, don’t worry, it’s not as hard or as exclusive as it may seem. Just writing about your day is a great place to start. Jot down your experiences, things you enjoyed, what annoyed you, what you’re grateful for. This expression helps to process the emotions of the day and get you ready for the next.

3. Think Outside the Box

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We face problems that require solutions in our everyday lives. Next time you’re faced with a problem, no matter how big or small, before jumping to the most obvious conclusion, stop and think for a moment. Is there another way to approach the problem that you or others haven’t thought of? Some of the best ideas come through this thinking.

4. Get Crafty

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Find a project that you find interesting and do it! It doesn’t have to be a giant or time-consuming project. Something like scrapbooking is a great way to get crafty that doesn’t have to take ages, but you can still put a lot of thought and ideas into it.

5. Talk to a someone new

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This may seem a little intimidating, but one of the ways we find out about different things is through actually talking to someone who you might not usually talk to. So start a conversation with a co-worker, a classmate, you never know when the best relationships may start. This can also help you discover new ideas, grow in confidence and discover different cultures.

6. Cook

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This is something that I’ve only discovered recently how creative and therapeutic this can be. Smell and taste as you go, trust your gut and go with your feelings when adding or discarding ingredients and you can have a great time with greater reward (because of food). It’s also a great opportunity to bond with loved ones.

7. Be curious

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Don’t be afraid to ask questions! It’s how you find out new things. If you want to find out something new, talk to people, or look it up. You’ll find yourself exploring new ideas that you may have never considered before.

8. Play or write music

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This may sound cliché, but it’s true: music is how feelings sound. Engaging with music, whether it be through playing an instrument, writing down lyrics or listening to your favorite artist is a vessel for your emotions and a way to explore who you are.

9. Express yourself

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This is what I feel is at the very heart of creativity. Through the methods above and many more, let your feelings free. This can be very therapeutic and empowering, particularly in a world where we seem to be in a rush, all the time. It is incredibly powerful to take a moment for yourself and explore how you feel and who you are.

10. Try something new

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If you haven’t done any of the tips on this list, give them a shot! There are so many more ways of being creative that I haven’t listed, so if you can think of something that you might want to give a try, go for it. You may as well try, you never know if you’ll love something until you do it yourself.


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