8 Ways To Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

Are you looking for ways to be more creative? Perhaps you know exactly what you want to do but you’re at a loss for inspiration. Before you can be creative there has to be a spark.

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There has to be something that gets your creative juices flowing so you’re free to create something you can be truly proud of. If you’re looking for ways to find that spark, here are some that will never fail.

Get Out With Nature

If you’re sitting staring at an empty canvas or a blank page, now is the perfect time to get up and get out with nature. Going for a walk is a great way to clear your mind and make room for new things. However, in addition to changing your perspective, watching nature is a fantastic way to get inspired.

Looking at the majesty of trees, the beauty of flowers, and listening to bird songs are things that will get your creative juices flowing. 

Get To Know People

This may be a difficult one to swallow if you’re an introvert. Stepping out of your comfort zone and getting to know complete strangers that enter your life can be a great form of inspiration. You never know what someone is going through until you walk in their shoes.

Hearing life stories from other people can be enough to help you to think in different ways. When you start exploring new thought avenues, the ideas will come thick and fast.

Watch Television

Books, art, and TV are all wonderful ways of being inspired. There’s nothing quite like being completely absorbed by a story and walking away with an intense need to create your own story. Stick to the genres that you know you’re inspired by.

Whether it’s 19th century novel adaptations or anime, there’s always something new to find. You can download anime on your device and watch wherever you go. Just remember to take a notebook with you in case you get any ideas while watching.

Don’t Stick To Habits

Creativity lies in the unknown and while habits may help you during your creative process, they may not help when you need inspiration. Doing the same thing day in and day out will lead you to the same place. When you need some inspiration, you need to step outside of your comfort zone.

Instead of running to your usual schedule, why not challenge yourself instead? Small hobbies can result in big ideas. Do something different. Do something spontaneous and see where you end up.

Create a Mind Map

Perhaps you have lots of ideas but they don’t add up. You have no idea where to start when it comes to sorting through them so you just sit and wait for the inspiration. It’s quite likely that you have everything you need but it may need some organizing.

That’s where a mind map comes in. It’s a visual representation of all of your ideas in one place that will allow you to find a starting place and plot a path to where you want to end up.


When your brain is blocking any creative ideas from flowing, doing some exercise is a great way to break the cycle. Not only is it perfect for having a change of scene but exercise is also essential for brain health. Many chemicals are released in the body during and after exercise that promote good brain health and allow creativity to flow.

It also helps to improve mood. So, if you’re sitting at your desk feeling deflated and discouraged, doing some exercise will help to put you in a better frame of mind.

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Meditation may seem like the opposite of what you need to do when you are searching for creative ideas. However, concentration and creativity don’t always mix. You may benefit from clearing your mind and working on relaxation rather than trying to force creative ideas to come.

Often, the best ideas are thought of when they’re least expected. Take some time to step away from your working area and empty your mind to concentrate only on your breathing. You may be surprised by what you already have stored in your memory bank.

Ignite Your Adrenaline

Doing something you’ve never done before is the perfect way to spark creativity. Whether it’s skydiving or going wild swimming for the first time, you’ll find your imagination flowing. It doesn’t have to be frightening or dangerous but it should tickle your adrenaline.

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