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PE: 9 tips to be more creative

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 10:26 AM


Creativity isn't just an artist's concern. Creativity is about using your imagination in every endeavor. Believe it or not, you are a creative person already. However, these tips might inspire you to get the best of what you already have.

1. GET OUTSIDE
 
This comes as a very first tip for a reason. Whether it's outside your house or outside your mind, changing your perspective will help the ideas flow.

2. DRINK ENOUGH WATER

Your brain functions much better when well-hydrated. Symptoms of mild dehydration include tiredness, headache, muscle weakness, and dizziness - these are certainly not going to help you to think straight.

3. EXERCISE

Exercise produces endorphins that might as well be responsible for your next brilliant idea.

4. DAYDREAM

Dreaming is very important, inside a dream nothing is impossible. Use that to your advantage.

5. STOP WATCHING TELEVISION

Or better yet, get rid of the damn thing. TV is a mind-killer. Turn it off. Even if this idea scares you, turn it off.

6. WRITE WITH PEN & PAPER

Keep a journal. Typing on a keypad into a computer doesn’t always open up that tactile sense-loving part of us that loves to create.

7. WALK IN THE RAIN

This one is particularly helpful to me. Hard to explain, get out there and feel it.

8. GET UP EARLY AND WATCH THE SUNRISE

Do it. Quietly.

9. VISIT A GALLERY

See another artist’s creation. Live, not through your screen.




Do you have your own specific ways to keep you more creative?


Please share your thoughts in the comments below :heart:

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:iconwandereratheart:
I don't walk in the rain often, but I do have to say the shower is where I'm most creative, and while it lacks the open outdoors, I feel like just the flowing water helps the mind ...well... flow!
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Ametystical Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally agree about the TV thing :no:
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japanxcanadaforever Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Omg! This is gonna help with my writer's block. Thank you!
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issabissabel Jul 8, 2013  Student General Artist
4 and 5 I'm already good at :'D

I hate watching tv with commercials and all that unnecessary bullshit, but watching a show now and then (streaming, so there won't be any interruptions) is a good way to chill when you take an artistic break.

8. In the Winter there is no sun, and in the summer the sun rises between 1 and 3 AM >_> I've seen so many sunrises when I stay up at night to draw.
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finn2012 Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist
I get most of my artistic ideas from TV, Movies, Games, etc. I gotta disagree with #5.
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Furrymind13 Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I never knew exercising helped! I could use this...
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Postaff Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I usually try to remember the dreams I had last night and write it down somewhere. Then I try to draw it. But it doesnt turn out the way I expected :]
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animelovea Jul 6, 2013  Student Writer
Something that usually works for me is staying back and staying low. Staying in my room, messing with my pencil, not even CONSIDERING checking my deviantART, email, texts, anything related to electronics, with the exception of music.

Reading journals, looking at some new artwork from your favorite artist, and talking to your friends is a waste of words, thoughts, and time that could easily be used for new story ideas.
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Jujain Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There is something thrilling and absolutely inspiring about walking out in the rain. <3
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preussensunflowers Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Take a blank sheet of paper and a bunch of paints, then daydream for maybe 10 minutes and if possible paint a scene from whatever was on your mind.

I did that with a game board for a game re-make Hobbit themed project. Everyone in class thought mine was most artistic, but I was just painting what I saw in my imagination. Seriously, use your imagination to create something totally knew. It helps a lot with picking out subjects for art
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