Never underestimate the importance of creativity in your life.
What even is CREATIVITY and how do you get your CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING?
The definition of “get (one's) creative juices flowing” is; To become inspired to greater creativity, productivity, or energy, or to cause such a feeling in someone.
The most creative and successful people in the world all have one thing in common - they really know how to get their creative juices flowing! Often it’s with RITUALS, which are things that you do to keep yourself motivated, on-track, and your creativity flowing freely. Whether it be meditating daily, an exercise regime, painting or playing an instrument for stress-relief, there are things that help you create innovative ideas and stay motivated.
Finding what works
The key here is to find what gets your creative juices flowing so the next time you are feeling stuck in a rut or unmotivated, you can turn it around, but what works for one person may not for another so we’ve compiled our top five highly successful ways to get your creative juices flowing:
1. Exercise outdoors:
Get outside, change your exercise routine up! When you move outdoors you not only stimulate your senses, you also get your blood flowing and increase the oxygen to your brain which in turn allows your creative juices to flow. Exercising in the morning can energise your day and exercising at night can clear your head - think of it like a mental reset. The body fuels the mind so always remember; healthy healthy body, healthy mind. The most comfortable women's walking shoes are all found here. Whether you're out for your daily jog or you like to bushwalk every weekend, make sure you wear the most comfortable shoes possible - it makes all the difference to staying motivated!
2. Pick up a new hobby:
When your brain is full with the stresses of work or the other challenges that crop up from time to time, it’s important to have a hobby to calm your mind and allow your creativity to flourish. It might be something like lego building, gardening, crocheting or knitting, learning a language, cooking or dance classes, photography or painting. Taking up a new creative hobby can be a really energising way to not just recharge your batteries but also to reignite your imagination.
3. Take a social media break
The truth is, stepping away from social media on a regular basis is a healthy ritual for all of us to practice, and not just recommended in times of transition, vulnerability, heightened anxiety, or crisis. If you think about the world we live in today, it is easy to see that we are inundated with technology and that social media is taking over our lives (well, for some of us, anyway!) From television to computers to smartphones and gaming, you need to take a break and let your mind work rather than to continuously process all this “stuff.” Remove the apps from your phone, deactivate your accounts for a while, switch off and just be with your own thoughts for a while. You’ll be surprised at the flow of ideas that now have the room to appear!
4. Go adventuring - explore your own backyard.
Obviously travelling is an adventure in itself, and there are endless possibilities for adventuring overseas, but you can also go adventuring in your own backyard. It’s time to get our spontaneity back! It’s time to go on some new adventures! If you’re uneasy about venturing out alone to begin with, you can try a walking or bike tour, or a popular beach trail along the coastline. When you’re feeling more confident, tackle those unknown tracks. Google can be your best friend – just type in “free outdoor adventures in Sydney” (*insert your home town here) and see what comes up! We wrote a blog post about this very topic, click here to read more. The most important thing to remember is to wear the most comfortable shoes possible. Check out our new arrivals.
5. Keep a journal
When you keep a journal going and record your ideas, dreams, plans as well as offload your daily stresses, you process the information differently which in turn helps spark new ideas. Also, it’s fun to go back to older pages, which can then also spark new ideas.
You may find that the best ideas come to you when you have a brainstorming session, your first-morning coffee, go for a run, a hike, or you’re sitting crocheting while looking at the sunset. Whatever it is, is ok! The important thing is to find what works for YOU. When lack of creativity strikes, come back to this blog post - it's not going anywhere - and pick one (or all!) to turn into one of your daily or weekly rituals.
Healthy body + happy mind = creative thinking
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