A few weeks ago, I wrote an article here on PodJam called How to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing Again. It got me thinking a lot about how to boost our creativity when we’re going through a dry spell. Many people believe you have to wait for inspiration to strike, but I have a different point of view. In my experience, I’ve found that it’s better to work through it. Just the action of always moving forward is often times enough to jumpstart creativity.
Recently Entrepreneur.com made this infographic called 21 Ways to Unlock Creative Genius. There’s some really good advice in here, and hopefully it will help you next time you feel like you’re in a creative slump.
I can think of a few things I would add to this infographic. For example, working out can stimulate creativity. Also, trying new foods, listening to music and sleeping (sleeping for a while or specifically not sleeping at all) can all affect creativity.
One of the things on this list is “Ask 3 People.” I agree with that. I’ve found that collaboration with other creatives is helpful. It’s like the energy created by the whole group is powerful enough to permeate each individual in the group.
To me, one of the biggest creativity killers is comparing myself to others and then feeling inadequate. If you can “swim in your own lane” so to speak, and resist comparing yourself to others, you might notice a creativity boost. The only person we live with for our entire lives is ourself, so it’s important to be nice to ourselves.
When you are under the gun and facing a deadline for a creative project, what do you do to unlock the creative genius inside of you? There isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Like many things in life, each person has to find what works best for them.
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This article was written by Diana Adams and originally published on PodJam.tv blog.