7 Ways To Improve Your Creativity In Life

Creativity as webster defines it is having an ability to make new things or think of new ideas. And our brains can have the necessary inp...



Creativity as webster defines it is having an ability to make new things or think of new ideas. And our brains can have the necessary inputs and practices to make it work in a creative process.

Living life in a creative way needs a little more than imagining creatively. We all established our day-to-day routines, just so it will be manageable. But there will come a point when we need a break to the usual and welcome something non-routine to create excitement in our lives.

We call it boredom, or stress, or burnout, or sometimes just the fear of non-relevance. Whatever the name is, it's real and happening among us. And we shouldn't stay bored or stressed or burntout. Neither should we feel disconnected because living is an art. And in terms of helping you how to do it, here are my tips:





1. Experiment.
Get out from the usual cycle of things. Make new dish or try to do something you don't usually prepare in the kitchen. Or in the garden. It isn't just about the finished product, but it is in the process of creating.

I'm always trying to plant something new on my tiny garden at home. Some may not understand why I need so many plants on that small space, too small that it's almost non-existant if one isn't too keen to notice. But I tried to make mine vertical, adding one plant upwards and until that tiny space is filled up. I'm still in the process and so far, I find joy in my labors and approval from others who notice. Affirming my creation is pleasing to the eye.

2. Listen to creative people.
Welcome other people's ideas. The web is a great source of inspirational hacks to get creative. For one, TED Talks are worth your browsing time every once in awhile.

I couldn't stress more how important it is to get the right circle of influences. We all need to have inspirations and other people's creativity will surely enrich us. In blogging, there are many things to learn. Sometimes they're too technical for my own good but I like to learn a little more each time I have an opportunity. New informations will open up to new directions.

3. Travel.
This may seem hard for others. But moving even to just a stone's throw local town is travel in itself and will instantly create a new scenario that will inspire us to get creative. 

Obviously I've been doing it often. It may just be me but traveling is my source of inspiration, a vitamin to keep my spirit up. For one, there is always a goal to achieve that makes me look forward for the future. Travel can make one think out of the box because to afford it is to have a plan in a wider perspective. You don't just prepare the financial aspect. But there's also time factor and health factor to consider. Planning for it, even for spontaneous ones, make you more creative in life.

4. Take public transport.
Okay, this maybe leaning towards those who goes to and from work in their own cars. But I find myself in a state of day dreaming (or eaves dropping whichever is more interesting) inside a bus. I have a different perspective on the same roads I passed thru everyday if I suddenly get out of my routine and commute once in awhile.

5. Play.
Yes, just play a physical game with your kids or younger siblings. Spending a little time with a child, even if it's just 15 to 20 minutes, and playing with him/her will increase your imagination. Try telling a story but with your new, created ending. It's fun and pretty relaxing, too. 

6. Have a space for creativity.
Space isn't always a wide place. It can be just your room but you have to delegate a certain space for yourself to create. It may be just a notebook that you can carry anywhere to write down your ideas. Or your digital notepads, to document your imaginations and inspirations.

7. And lastly, love.
Yes, just love yourself, your family, your special someone, your child, your parents, your career, your passion. All of us have the capacity to love, and this will ultimately make you become more artistic, motivated to make better things or things better. Loving is the very core of living. Be inspired and be an inspiration.

And if you may ask if I have the credentials to write all about being creative, I don't have much. I just live mine better each day and strive to keep growing. And when I see my influences on other people, it gives me fulfillment and a validation of my creativity. 

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21 comments

  1. I agree with #4. That's the best thing about commuting. We get to experience life on a different perspective. And, yes. I eavesdropped a couple of times too. :)

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    1. It's never boring while commuting, right? Thanks for dropping by!

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  2. Thanks for the tips! It's really about going out there to explore and let your mind wander. Unfortunately I'm too lazy, I'd rather listen to TED talks than ponder about life while on a bus. Baka nagka-lightbulb moment na ko, di ko pa ma-aksyonan kasi stuck pa ko sa traffic haha.

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  3. I do not think that all of these tips are viable choices for everyone, but I'm sure that they are for some people. At least a couple of these tips I can totally agree with! :)

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    1. Yes. I couldn't imagine creativity when there are hardships and other pressing matters on your plate.

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  4. I'm currently doing #3 now. This is so helpful! Thank you!

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  5. This always happens to me. Especially when I first started blogging. And whenever I run out of ideas, I go out on my own and observe my surroundings and the people around me. Thank you for your tips. Now, I have learned more ways to get my creative juices flowing. More power to you.

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    1. Thanks, Liezel! Let the flame of passion in blogging be always be burning on you! ;-)

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  6. 2. Listen to creative people. I enjoy listening to people with creative minds. I surely can learn a lot from them.

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  7. These are all very helpful but if I further build on #2, it actually helps to listen not only to creative people but to ALL sorts of people from different backgrounds and walks of life. This will widen our worldview and can help make us more creative. :)

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    1. True! Positive people though for good vibes. :-)

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  8. Number 4. I always on awe to discover different kinds of people. By riding the public transport, sometimes I think I am shooting an MTV when there's music playing. Or making some scenes on my head.

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    1. Yeah, I can see the picture in my head. Haha.

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  9. I think that traveling is a huge creativity booster, as you get to meet different cultures than yours and people that can teach you new things. I always feel so much more creative after coming back from a trip.

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    1. Same here! It can recharge me. :-)

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  10. This is very timely for me. My favorite would be number 2, I've been watching TED talks every once in a while and I must say that it's an informative site. We really should surround ourselves with positive / creative people. ;)

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  11. With your tips, it kind of reminds me of the "EAT, PRAY, LOVE" + travel to have a wonderful and happy life! Cause reality wise, ganun talga - you just have to let go and be free in order to be happy- Xoxo!

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  12. Taking public transport and travel are both very effective for me. Most of the creative ideas would just pop up whenever I'm commuting. :)

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