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Saturday, March 25, 2017

 

Get your Creative Juices Flowing!

How to stimulate and improve your creativity


 
The creative arts enhance our lives in countless ways. They make us think. They inspire us. They make us feel a part of something that goes beyond the same old work-a-day world. But too many people think they aren't the creative types - and I believe they are wrong.

Everyone is creative! The worst thing is the fear of creating: the anxiety about the empty page. We all have that beginner's mind every time we have to face the start of another project.

Most people just need to overcome the mental blocks and unleash the full potential of their minds.

One of the best ways to bring out your creativity is to do semi-mindless tasks. They allow your mind to wander, and can result in creative ideas and thinking.

Here are several effective ways to start getting the creative juices flowing:

  • Drive or ride in a vehicle
  • Exercise 
  • Do routine tasks, such as house cleaning 
    or gardening
  • Take a shower or bath 
  • Take a nap 
  • Go for a walk 
  • Doodle 
Remember, people shouldn't dismiss any ideas that pop up while doing a mundane task. Knock that nay-sayer right off your shoulder. Don't let go of any idea that you get, even if it sounds silly at first.
 

About the Author:

Shannon Grissom is an acclaimed oil painter who has been nominated for an ARTV 2005 award, the first televised art awards show in the country. Grissom is the host and producer of the award-winning television show Give Your Walls Some Soul, where she shares tips and techniques about painting and creativity. Visit shannongrissom.info for more information.


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