Looking to kick-start your creativity? You’re in the right place! Here are 5 ways to kick-start your creativity, perfect for anyone who needs to start or move forward with a creative project!
Inspiration and Creativity
Inspiration could be described as a firework of creativity which is the starting point or accelerator to your ideas. It helps to drive you forward to achieving your end goal. This firework can be triggered by subjecting yourself to stimuli (turning up to watch someone else’s firework display), or you can create an environment, structure, or a set of rules which enable you to create your own creative firework display.
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Actively absorb as much content as you can, but not just content your used to. Read new books, watch silent movies, go to the theatre! By emerging yourself in culture and other creative works, you’ll be able to draw upon themes, characters or ideas and allow them to influence your work.
Give yourself time to be creative. Allowing yourself time to freely think and explore, can lead to some exciting results. Try setting aside 10 minutes during the day and challenging yourself to write as many ideas as possible.
Just like any other skill, being creative can take practice. If you’ve allowed yourself time, as suggested, try one of these:
- Rewrite a children’s story from a different perspective.
– The Very Hungry Caterpillar from the point of view of whoever’s food keeps being eaten.
– The 3 Little Pigs from Mummy Pigs point of view.
– Little Red Riding Hood from the point of view of the Grandmother.
- Use an online random word generator – make note of the first 5 words and write a story using all of the words in 5 minutes.
Create or place yourself in an environment where you can let your mind wander. Take yourself somewhere where you are free from distraction. Go for a walk, take a trip to a museum etc with the purpose of thinking about your project. Don’t forget to take a note pad and pen.
It seems like an obvious one, however, many people go through all of the motions and still don’t start writing. If you have an idea, just start writing. Don’t edit it or delete anything, just allow yourself to get into a flow, let your mind wander while your hands do the writing. Just write! You can always go back the next day and edit.