5 Ways to Boost Your Creativity
Unleash your most inspired self
Getting past writer’s blocks is always hard. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there, it comes and goes as it pleases, leaving you in a rut. So, here’s a list that can start you on your track to becoming the next big-hit writer or at least get something down on the page.
Write every day, even if it’s just a paragraph
Yes, yes, we know. How do you write when you have writer’s block? It may seem a bit daunting, but one of the best ways to get the words flowing is to just write something down. Whether it’s something mundane that happened during the day – an interesting person you met, an experience maybe – or maybe even just how you’re feeling. Anything is better than nothing. The more you write, the better it’ll flow. Just keep pushing through it, we’ve got your back. You can do it!
Set the right playlist
Whether you can write with music or not, sometimes all you need is a line to spark a new story. Take some time to listen to some new songs and see if anything comes to you. If you can’t listen to lyrics and write (totally understandable), then try an instrumental playlist that puts you in the right mood for whatever it is you’re writing.
Talk about it with somebody/ collaborate
Sometimes all you need is somebody to bounce ideas off. Grab a trusted friend or family member, or even somebody you know you can trust online, and just talk. What’s keeping you from continuing your writing? Maybe there’s something you’re missing and all you need is a fresh pair of eyes to point it out. Yes, yes, we know the feeling of not wanting to share your writing all too well, but sometimes it does help. Help each other, other writers are just as stingy about sharing their writing as you are with yours.
Try changing your surroundings
Sometimes you just need a change in scenery. Go to the park or even to the library (that is if you’re not already working there) and change it up a bit. Something might spark a new creative thought, or in the very least, you might be able to keep your thoughts on track without the distractions of your room or home. And plus, it’s healthy to get out of the house. Who knows, you may meet one of your next characters.
Stop thinking about the outcome
Stress is never helpful when trying to be creative and trying to think of what will happen when you finish, or how to go about with the next step will only make the creativity dwindle. Take the time to just sit and write and forget about what happens next or everything else you should be doing. First and foremost, write for yourself, and the rest will come. You have to finish something to go to the next step, so you may as well stop thinking about it while.
We all know how hard it is to write when you just can't seem to get the creativity flowing. Sometimes you just need the right push or inspiration to get it going again.