Do you love to be creative, but find it difficult to get motivated to create while sheltering in place? Do you feel overwhelmed by all the changes and find that your natural creative abilities and talents are untapped? If so, here are some ways to tap into your creativity whenever you want or need to. When you allow creative thinking to flow, you will find that you can increase your natural abilities, accomplish more in less time, enhance your mental capacity, and improve your emotional state.
Creative Thinking Begets Creativity
Creativity allows you to explore and enjoy more of life. If you cannot release your creativity, you may feel your professional growth stunted, or you may not be able to think as clearly as you would like to. Many people don’t realize the importance of creativity until they are taught to tap into it through creative thinking.
Are you wondering how you can get started with creative thinking? You can begin with simple exercises like going through magazines and cutting out random images. You then can glue them all to a paper or a board without thinking about it – just let your creative juices flow! Finally, step back and see what your mind has created. You may be impressed and surprised with yourself. This surely will help you tap into your creative energy.
You can also use your creativity to bless others. Consider making something for a healthcare worker or any other frontline hero during the COVID-19 pandemic. One simple way for anyone to begin creating is using scalable vector graphics (svgs). These images can be downloaded and used to make a beautiful scrapbook, card, piece of artwork, or anything else you can think of to show your appreciation for the wonderful work these heroes do daily.
Listen to Something New
Another way to jump-start your creative thinking is by listening to music. Put on an album that you are unfamiliar with or borrow a friend’s CD. When you listen to something that you have never experienced before, you may find that you are changing your definitions of creativity and are lighting your creative fire at the same time.
Get Creative By Getting Your Groove On
Dance! Creative thinking often starts with an active body. Put on a CD or go out to a jazz club. Try a dance class, or enjoy the movement of your body in your own living room. Whatever it is, do something to get up and get going! You will be surprised at how creative you’ll feel afterwards. You may feel inspired and ready to tackle new and exciting projects. Or perhaps you’ll find that your workload isn’t as daunting as it first appeared. After all, you’ll be relaxing while having fun!
Write Your Heart Out
Another option is to set your timer for 15 minutes. From the minute you press start, you should write freely. Write whatever comes to mind without thinking about it or planning. Then step back and see the creativity that flowed from your mind to your hand, and then to your pen and onto the paper.
Yet another awesome way to boost creative thinking is through affirmations. These positive statements can help you remember what it is to be creative and how wondrous it feels when creativity flows through you. You can create a list of affirmations for yourself such as, “My Creator is creative and I am made in His image.” that can help you tap into the creative person that you are, even as you deal with everyday stresses.