Creativity completely unpredictable.
I’ve realized that since I’ve been doing writing full time, the creativity juices are not flowing as easily as they used to. Maybe there is more pressure because this is my main source of income until my startup takes off? I find that I have extremely creative seasons where new ideas come to me faster than I can write them down. I usually write these ideas down as much as I can in a special notebook for times like this when I don’t know what to write about.
What if you don’t have that little black book of ideas? You can easily become paralyzed in front of your computer drawing a complete blank on what you want to write about. I’ve found that sitting in front of the computer willing ideas to come pretty much never works for me. Stepping away from the blank page not only takes the pressure off but it distracts your brain from the looming deadline. Today I’m sharing 5 Tricks To Help You Jumpstart Your Creativity if you ever find yourself in a creative slump.
5 Tricks To Help You Jumpstart Your Creativity
- Exercise: This is a big one for me–there have been so many times where all of my ideas come to me on a treadmill. Simply just going for a walk can really get the creative juices flowing. I personally love this method because you are doing self care while drumming up ideas for your project.
- Read magazines: With all the social media networks we all try to keep up with, the physical magazine is an underrated source of great topics. You can write a response to an article or even expand on an article of tips!
- Peruse Trending Topics: There are trending topics every where, on Facebook, on Twitter and even Pinterest! Join the masses and either share a different point of view or your own personal point of view on the topic.
- Clean: This one works wonders for me. When I start organizing and cleaning the energy of the room changes and I am able to work with a clearer mind. For example, I do a lot of work on my kitchen table, if it’s cluttered my brain tends to be cluttered. Sure I’m looking directly at the computer but unconsciously the mess is super distracting. Once I start cleaning and purging, I am able to think way more clearly and the creativity begins to flow.
- Answer your own questions: What are you googling? Do you know about a certain topic a little bit better than someone else? Did you read a post with advice that was terrible? That is the perfect opportunity to write a piece that sets the record straight! Answer your own questions because if you are asking, someone else is too!
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