There are lots of ways you can give your creative juices a boost. Check out our ideas (and why we believe in these methods).
Engage in exercise for creativity.
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 [...]
Watch a documentary about creativity.
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 [...]
Volunteer in the community.
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 [...]
Pick shapes out of clouds.
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 [...]
Take a scenic drive.
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 [...]
Declutter your workspace.
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 [...]
Go to the beach.
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 [...]
Try a new medium.
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 [...]
Spend time with kids.
Kids are some of the most creative thinkers there are. They don’t worry about being judged. They let their minds wander and go wherever. They’re kind of like the ultimate word clouds! The next time [...]
Go on a walk.
Simply stepping out into nature has numerous benefits: It decreases stress and increases happiness. It helps with concentration. It even has positive effects on heart disease, diabetes and insomnia. It can also help you be [...]