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Creativity is within anyone’s reach but it happens to all of us at some point, our mind goes blank. The muse refuses to come when we call her. Thankfully, there are things to do to boost your creativity.
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Creativity is a skill that can be improved. When you’ve hit a wall, there are ways to get the creative spark burning again. Whether you’re an artist, a crafter, designer, writer, or any type of business owner, these tips are for you. Here are my top 10 things to do to inspire creativity.

You can also read my post on how to stay creative in the winter for more tips.

1.Take a walk

Art is everywhere. The graffiti on the wall, the architecture of that building, the color of the sky. Taking a walk and changing environment will help you clear your head. It’s a great thing to do to inspire creativity. Take in your surrounding and relax.

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Get this cute fox tote bag in my Society6 shop.
2. Write a list

Jot down some ideas. Writing a list will help you organizing your mind and break through your creative self. When I’m looking for subjects to write about on this blog, I do some research and I write down whatever comes to mind. When I’ve come up with several different topics, usually inspiration will hit me and I will be able to pick a topic and start writing. And I can come back to the list later when I am in need of another idea.

3. Don’t be afraid of failure

If an idea comes to you, follow it. See where it’ll take you and don’t be afraid it won’t work. Try, and you fail it’s okay, start again. Fear of failure can be immobilizing and if you let it grow you may miss out on a lot of opportunities.Think positively and accept failure as a learning experience.

4. Learn something new

Never stop learning. And not only about things in your field. You may be surprised by the connections your mind will make between two seemingly unrelated topics. Learning new things can spark your creative energy.

5. Read a book

Whether it’s a fiction or non-fiction, a novel, a magazine, or even a poem, pick up a book and start reading. Inspiration can come from anywhere and turning and authors are incredibly creative individual. Reading their work may inspire the creativity in your own self.

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6. Exercise

The mind and the body are both equally important. Feed both. Exercise clears your mind, brings clarity, and you will also get better sleep. I used to hate exercising but ever since I started going to the gym on a regular basis, my quality of life tremendously improved. I feel more confident, motivated, and much more creative!

7. Talk to a friend

Getting an other point of view is beneficial. It will broaden your mind and it may just be that other perspective you needed to inspire creativity. If you have the beginning of an idea, try running it by some friends ans ask for their advice.

8. Browse Pinterest

Pinterest is full of beautiful images and it’s my favorite place to go when I feel out of ideas. It’s a great way to inspire creativity. It became my creative board. When you pin images you like, Pinterest will show you more of that same style. My feed is incredibly colorful! Follow me there for daily colorful inspiration!

9. Browse Instagram

Much like Pinterest, Instagram is a great social media for inspiration if you are following the right people. It’s full of talented artists, designers, and photographers. You can also just browse a hashtag you like and see what people are posting. Full of creativity! Follow me to see animal art everyday!

10. Start creating

Sometimes, you have to force creativity to come out. Unlike what some people think, creative inspiration is not an ability awarded to only a handful lucky gifted people, it is within everyone’s reach and has to be cultivated. Sometimes, you have to start doing before the creative spark hits you. Get your paintbrushes out and start painting. Get your computer out and start writing. Just do.

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Get this peacock painting as an art print in my Society6 shop.

Hopefully, these tips will help you boost your creativity. Remember to not be too hard on yourself, and a day off once in a while can help you more than anything.

Feel free to share what works for you to inspire creativity in the comments!

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46 Comments

  1. Great post! I think for me what really helps kickstart my creativity is both reading a book and browsing ointerest! 🙂

    1. Thank you! I browse Pinterest a lot, wish I had more time/motivation to read because it helps me too 🙂

  2. taking a walk always helps me just to refocus and help clear my head if i’m feeling too overwhelmed at times 🙂 great post too!

    1. Thank you! Walking is great for both the body and the mind!

  3. Good list. Saving it. Creativity is what makes life more beautiful. Browsing and colouring help me to focus.

    1. Thanks! Oh, coloring is a good one!

  4. Holii!
    When it comes to taking a walk to stimulate creativity, you are absolutely right. When I go for a walk, I go with a notebook, so that I do not forget the ideas that come to me.
    Good day!!

    1. Yep, notebook or smartphone to take notes 😉

  5. Thanks for the inso! i needed to hear this as i am trying to start another travel guide! But first, out for a walk!

    1. Good luck on your travel guide! And enjoy the walk! 😉

  6. I agree that reading a book can really inspire creativity! You never know how it will inspire you!

    1. Indeed inspiration can come from a lot of places, sometimes even the most unexpected ones.

  7. Totally agree. Pinterest is totally my go to for creativity.

    1. I looove Pinterest!

  8. You are truly creative, and I like your art, I am an artist too and I find inspiration in Pinterest as well

    1. Thank you so much!

  9. #3 is so hard to take but can be one of the most effective things in here really

    1. Agreed!

  10. This is a great post to ponder. I love that topic. It shows how being creative formed us in our daily living.

    1. Thank you!

  11. Inspiration for creativity can be taken from anywhere, we are surrounded by creativity and art, it is just the matter of looking around.

    1. I completely agree!

  12. Traveling and learning new things spark the creativity in me. Pinterest used to do that for me too, but pinning makes me want to stay in front of my laptop the entire day, haha.

    1. Traveling does wonder to boost creativity. I agree that it’s so easy to get sucked in Pinterest haha!

  13. Exercising definitely helps me get out of my head and into my creative space!

    1. I love it too, going to the gym helps me a lot to kickstart my day.

  14. I do agree with these tips. Exercise and reading can definitely sparks creativity. Thanks for the helpful suggestions.

    1. You’re welcome! 😉

  15. I`m one of those people you`ll consider having two left hands when it comes to creativity but will sure try your tips and who knows there might be a Picasso hidden inside me.

    1. Haha I’m sure there is!

  16. I enjoy going for walks or hikes. I’ve found that nothing clears my mind more than when I’m surrounded by the beauty of nature. Having a clear mind helps me find inspiration within nature for some of my favorite creative outlets like writing and photography.

    1. Most of my inspiration comes from nature so I completely relate!

  17. This is a great list! I always appreciate ideas to inspire and initiate creativity. Now I just need the TIME to implement some of my creative plans.

    1. Thank you! It’s always hard to find the time, I hope you do soon!

  18. Great post.Reading book, taking a walk,preparing a list are my favourite out of them

    1. Thanks!

  19. This is an amazing list that can inspire a lot of people!

    1. Thank you!

  20. I love your easy and useful tips to inspire creativity. In that line traveling helps a lot to keep the mind buzzing.

    1. Thank you!

  21. Very creative and I like this list, very inspiring! Thanks for sharing this ?

    1. Thank you and you’re welcome 😉

  22. What a great list! I love that you included such variety. It ensures that regardless of your mood, you can find something to try.

    1. Thank you!

  23. From time to time I experience writer’s block and feel a lack of creativity to create new content. For me, a distraction like going out for a walk, reading something new always works This list is great and quite helpful.

    1. Thank you! Writer’s block is the worst haha!

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