How do you fuel your creativity? Do you paint on a canvas or create music in your spare time? Do you like to draw or go for a run to be inspired? If I had one advice to give to you… it would be to keep creating.
Creativity is putting your imagination to work, and it’s produced the most extraordinary results in human culture. — Ken Robinson
Growing up I was always creating and surrounding myself with colors.
Throughout school, whenever I was given the opportunity to be creative with free-range, I took the opportunity. Of course, the idea of creating has changed over the last 20 years.
Millennials spend hours in a day consuming digital content. Creativity is no longer just in books, canvas, and music, but its everywhere for us to experience. It’s in the form of tweets, Instagram posts, Snapchats, Youtube; the list just goes on.
I get inspired by many things in my personal life. I like to review videos on Vimeo, swipe through travel Instagrams, visit someplace new, cook a recipe from Pinterest, and create new graphic designs in Adobe Photoshop.
Create an inspiration board
Travel more(even if it’s just around your neighborhood)
Talk to people
Learn a new skill
Read a book
Visit an art museum
Make lists of your ideas and thoughts
Get away from technology
Try free writing
Carry a notepad everywhere
Sing in the shower
Listen to new music
Surround yourself with creative people
Read a page from the dictionary
Write down your ideas
Watch a creative Ted Talk
Draw or doodle for fun
Go on a walk
Get an adult coloring book
Pick up a new hobby
Be open minded
Spend time with nature
Clean your desk or workspace
Get lots of rest
Drink your favorite coffee or tea
Watch a foreign film
Learn more about your family history
Allow yourself to make mistakes
Do more of what makes you happy
Complete a puzzle
Collaborate with a friend, peer, or co-worker
Create a creative marketing plan for a side hustle
Take candid photos
Paint on a canvas
Plan a new hairstyle
Overall, creativity is one of the most important elements to living your life. Creativity is our imagination coming to life. It keeps that child within us forever inspired and motivated to think outside the box. It's our way of communicating our voices and the stories in our heads. Creativity keeps us going and shows us how truly unique we are. Creating turns into innovations, which turns into great ideas. you can't always wait for inspiration to strike. You have to stay curious.