Friday, March 22, 2013

20 Ways to fuel your creativity

Every one loves to be called creative..
But many of us seem to fall short..

Some say creativity is for the "select few"..
Of course not! We are all born creative
And the "creative genius" is resident within each of us

The "creative genius" is in different states for each of us
For some it is perpetually active :)
For some it is seldom active
For some it is dormant
And for some it is asleep :(

In this post I am listing 20 Easy ways to fuel / spark / re-kindle your creativity. I have personally tried all of these and they work!
  1. Do nothing for 30 minutes a day. Just lie / laze around and let your thoughts flow. You will be surprised at the impact this has over a 1 week period!
  2. Dream - Yes! Day-dream :). There is something about dreaming which sparks better creativity
  3. Take a walk "ALONE"
  4. Disconnect for 15 minutes with the electronic world (including mobiles, TV, internet, Google, Twitter, Facebook) - Refreshingly liberating and can help in "creativity"
  5. Listen to music
  6. Talk to someone you love (parents, friends, siblings, children, spouse)
  7. Look at the sky for 10 minutes (especially early morning or evening) - I don't know why! But this always helps
  8. If you're a right handed person, use you left hand for 15 minutes a day. In 1 week, you will experience the difference
  9. Indulge in physical exercise - Run, Dance, play a game, do whatever to get your heart pumping and hormones flowing!
  10. Meditate
  11. Read something you'd never usually read
  12. Watch a program you'd never usually watch
  13. Learn something new (For e.g.: Cooking, A new language, Art, Ikebana, Puppet making, make-up, yoga, photography, etc.)
  14. Laugh - Indulge in anything which makes you smile
  15. Sleep - Sleep is the best medicine for so many things, and can solve many a problem (no matter how complex or complicated)
  16. Think about the HAPPIEST moment(s) of your life - There's something about a memory which sometimes sparks the best creativity
  17. Look at old photographs
  18. Re-live the "good old days" in any way you can 
  19. Take a shower
  20. Your turn. And be CREATIVE :)
Have you tried any of these? Did they work for you?
If not, what has worked for you? Leave a comment to let me know


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