Creativity Boosters

Take an art class.

2022-07-24T22:04:48+00:00July 24th, 2022|Creativity Boosters|

There’s nothing more quintessentially “creative” than art. But most of us never pick up a colored pencil, paintbrush or brick of sculpting clay after secondary school. Now’s the time, though.  Taking an art class as an adult has all the same benefits it did as a child — stress reduction, improved problem-solving and enhanced creativity. [...]

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Cook.

2022-06-26T21:48:39+00:00May 25th, 2022|Creativity Boosters|

Time in the kitchen is time well spent. It’s an opportunity to nourish your body, your family relationships and — you guessed it — your creativity.  Every time you cook, you have an opportunity to be creative. Make your own original dish, combine new flavors, iterate on a recipe to make it your own. Letting [...]

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Meditate.

2022-02-28T19:27:50+00:00April 25th, 2022|Creativity Boosters|

It’s easy to shy away from meditation — to think it’s a faddish trend or something for those hippie yogis in your life. But there are lots of approaches to meditation, and sometimes it’s about finding the right one for you.  Through meditation, you can find awareness of your body and mind and a sense [...]

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Stargaze.

2022-03-23T04:30:20+00:00February 25th, 2022|Creativity Boosters|

Step outside and look at the night sky. What do you see? What can you imagine?  As we see chaos on Earth, we can find perspective in the stars. We can wonder and awe at the magnitude of the universe. And research tells us that that awe can actually make us kinder, more generous people. [...]

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Engage in exercise for creativity.

2022-02-01T18:10:55+00:00February 3rd, 2022|Creativity Boosters|

Here’s another reason to head for that run or bike ride this morning: It might make you more creative. That’s right: The healthy habit of exercising improves your heart and lung health, helps keep blood sugar and blood pressure in check and can boost your creativity.  We’ve experienced this effect, but we’re not relying on [...]

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Watch a documentary about creativity.

2022-02-26T15:54:55+00:00February 1st, 2022|Creativity Boosters|

The creative process is an amazing, complex endeavor. An empty canvas becomes an inspiring landscape. Blank sheet music fills with notes to a beautiful melody. A blank Word document transforms into a great novel.  When you’re feeling stuck, seek inspiration in the creative acts of others — and in better understanding the process itself. For [...]

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Volunteer in the community.

2021-05-16T17:54:56+00:00November 20th, 2021|Creativity Boosters|

If you’re thinking about giving back this holiday season, go for it. While community service should be selfless, you don’t need to ignore the many benefits of volunteering. And one of them is a boost in creativity.  Community service projects expose you to people and experiences that exist outside of your daily life. And when [...]

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Pick shapes out of clouds.

2021-05-16T17:47:59+00:00October 25th, 2021|Creativity Boosters|

Remember as a kid when you could transform any mundane object into something else with just a little imagination? Empty bottles became rocketships and half-eaten chicken nuggets were bulldozers. You could lie in the grass and pick shapes out of clouds for hours.  Well, the folks at Psyche say you should break out the picnic [...]

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