Creativity Boosters

Take a scenic drive.

2021-05-16T17:42:15+00:00September 24th, 2021|Creativity Boosters|

Road trips are fun, but did you know they can also benefit you creatively? They combine several creativity boosters, including putting down our phones, getting out into nature and listening to music — because no road trip is complete without tunes!  And if you take the scenic route, you’ll also benefit from awe-spotting, the practice [...]

Declutter your workspace.

2021-09-28T21:46:54+00:00August 25th, 2021|Creativity Boosters|

When you picture a creative person’s desk, do you envision magazines piled up in the corner, pens of every color strewn about and half-done to-do lists all over the place? It’s a cliché that’s all too true. After all, creatives aren’t exactly known for their organizational skills. But perhaps we should adopt some. That’s because [...]

Go to the beach.

2021-04-11T20:04:39+00:00July 25th, 2021|Creativity Boosters|

There’s just something about the ocean, isn’t there? If looking out into the vastness and watching the waves crash along the shore gives you a sense of peace, you’re not alone. Water has long been associated with relaxation. But it also can provide clarity and increased creativity. That’s because everything about it — its color, [...]

Try a new medium. 

2021-04-11T19:40:45+00:00June 25th, 2021|Creativity Boosters|

As a writer, you’ve probably considered — and even tried — different writing styles to boost your creativity. If professional writing is your day job, perhaps you write poetry, draft narratives or journal in the evenings. But have you ever considered trying a new medium altogether? Putting down your pen and picking up a paintbrush [...]

Spend time in the garden.

2021-04-29T17:50:01+00:00March 25th, 2021|Creativity Boosters|

  If gardening sounds like something you should wait to do in your retirement years, think again. Aside from being peaceful, a great stress-reliever and a form of physical activity, gardening is excellent for creativity.  Instead of work, think of it as play for grown-ups. It’s a socially acceptable and age-appropriate excuse to play with [...]

Listen to music.

2021-02-08T23:34:32+00:00January 25th, 2021|Creativity Boosters|

In our team’s experience, listening to music is good for lots of things — inspiring movement, lifting your mood and yes, creativity.  Science backs us up on this too. Music, researchers say, improves cognition and memory. And in one study, researchers discovered that listening to happy music improved divergent thinking — more ideas and more [...]

Put your screen away. (And listen.)

2020-12-31T17:36:21+00:00December 31st, 2020|Creativity Boosters|

We love our phones, tablets and computers. They make life easier, right? Meh, sometimes. Sure, it’s nice to order a salad from your phone, and my 6-year-old is learning how to code on an iPad app.  But as anyone who reads their weekly screen time report knows, we spend way too much on our devices [...]