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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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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014   Traditional Artist
Music can be a motivator for me. 
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Rick-TinyWorlds Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014   Photographer
10. Take a shower
11. You're more creative when you're tired, because you judge yourself less harsh
12. Dimmed lightening makes you feel more comfortable, thus helps to think more freely
13. Take 2 objects and try to build a connection between them
14. You never now what a "bad" idea will lead to. Don't filter in the brainstorming phase.

and an addition to 1.:
A (purposeless) walk on your own is great to follow your thoughts.
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Windklang Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I get creative waves, whenever I get passionate about something. So if I manage to do or learn something I really love, I get very creative - and sometimes productive :)
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SoraLove Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! These are helpful!! :heart:
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Mothedri Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Read! 

Visit new places (even in your own city:))
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meshchaninov-vadim Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
<font><font>All very interesting!</font></font>
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Missvirginia Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Another tip for being creative for me is to read everything. Even things I don't think I'll be interested in, if its there, read it. You tend to pick up some neat ideas if not learn something. :nod:
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serel Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Good tip, and so very true.
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The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Neat tips. 
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Clamdiggy Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"However these tips MIGHT inspire you to get the best of what you already have".  I see some people disagreeing with some of the tips.  I think the whole point of the journal is to find things that inspire you emotionally, keep your mind in shape, and keeping your mind active in other creativity-inspiring ways to divert yourself from artist block.  It is about finding activities that help your creative juices flow, without obsessing over the task at hand: your art.  Anxiety over working on art can, in effect, lead to artist block.  Everyone is different, and that is a GOOD thing.  Nice journal with an important meaning.  Thanks!
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