5 Ways to Boost Your Creativity

5 Ways to Boost Your Creativity

*sponsored content* When you’re working in a creative business, like blogging, you’ll sooner or later explore your boundaries and get stuck. So today I want to talk about my creative process and show you my five favorite ways to boost your creativity.

I’d personally describe myself as a dreamer. I’ve never really been pragmatic. And I’d always rather read, write or draw than do some calculation or study something by heart. However, creativity isn’t something that’s fixed in our genes. We all can lead creative lives and/or at least explore our creativity a bit have more fun and create awesome stuff! 


5 Ways To Boost Your Creativity

TAKE A BREAK AND GET SOME DISTANCE

There always will be days when you just feel stuck with no inspiration whatsoever. What helps best is to get some distance from your project and take a break. Whether you need to write an essay for work or are currently working on re-furnishing the house – getting a bit of a distance between you and your creative process will always help you get a fresh perspective and boost your creativity. For bloggers, the best way to do so is to just turn off your phone for a couple of hours. A couple of weeks back, I was feeling so out of touch with my blog and writing. Then I decided things needed to change. I’ve been pursuing phone-free hours, where I simply meet friends and catch up or sit down to read a book. And it helped me immensely with getting new ideas, feeling super inspired and finding a new perspective to look at my work.

READ MAGAZINES/BLOGS AND GET INSPIRED

I already mentioned reading. That doesn’t mean you always have to sit down and read a novel, though. Sometimes it also helps to just find a cozy place in the house and grab your favorite magazine. For example, I’ve been adoring the Zalando Editorial lately when it comes to fashion inspiration. With the seasons transitioning from winter to spring (my favorite time for fashion, by the way) I’m currently on the lookout for new outfit ideas that go a bit beyond the trusty white shirt and blue jeans combo. Especially the street style category is SUPER inspiring and makes me want to try new things on a regular. Other than editorials and novels, I also love to browse my favorite blogs and catch up on old favorites to see what the others in the business are up to. Share the love and support one another, right!? Also, Pinterest. You just can’t beat Pinterest when it comes to inspiration. 

EXERCISE YOUR CREATIVITY

Exercising your creativity certainly is something that is easier said than done. However, there is nothing that helps more with boosting your creativity than stepping outside your comfort zone and trying new things. What about attending a pottery course, listening to an audio book while doing your chores or simply taking your mates to a karaoke bar on a Wednesday night. There are so many ways to be creative and sometimes trying something new will bring back those creative juices just fine.

CHANGE YOUR ENVIRONMENT

Maybe you’re feeling out of touch with your creative genius because it all is overshadowed by the same old environment you’ve been working from for the past few weeks? I personally love working from coffee houses or the airport. The constant buzz of people is so inspiring to me and the smell of coffee always makes me more creative than I ever could be when working from home. If you do not like working in public, you might try re-decorating your home office. Print out mood board with your favorite quotes and pictures from Pinterest or your idols. Or clean your workspace and get rid of any unnecessary distraction on your desk.

SPEND SOME TIME OUTDOORS

Oh the great outdoors! I think if I have learned one thing in the past couple of years, it’s how much I need nature to strive and work productively. I always considered myself a city person and thought I’d love living in a tiny NY apartment as long as I’m surrounded by concrete buildings and lots of strangers. However, that’s not true at all. Lately, I’ve realized that nothing inspires and motivates me more than walks through the mountains or woods. The fresh air paired with nothing but the awe-inspiring beauty of nature will instantly boost your creativity and provide you with new, fun ideas and productivity.

What do you do to boost your creativity? Looking forward to hearing your tips and tricks in the comments down below :)

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19 Comments

  1. 28th March 2017 / 1:04 pm

    Ein paar richtig gute Tipps! :) Ich hab mir vorgenommen endlich mal den alten Laptop rauszukramen und vielleicht auch mal mehr unterwegs zu machen, wo ich dann in Mutterschutz bin :D In Kaffees bin ich sowieso schon immer gern allein gesessen ;) Und vielleicht kann ich dann auch meinen Blog ein bissl widerbeleben *lol*

    LG sandra

    • 30th March 2017 / 9:09 am

      Oh das hört sich doch super an. Es geht nichts über Kaffees :)

  2. 28th March 2017 / 1:25 pm

    Liebe Kerstin,

    erstmal muss ich dir sagen, dass ich deine englischen Beiträge liebe – sie sind so schön zu lesen!! :)
    Deine Tipps in diesem Beitrag find ich super hilfreich – das mit dem Handy abdrehen und weglegen fällt mir allerdings noch verdammt schwer – bin leider ein richtiger Suchti was das betrifft, aaber ich nehm’s mir jetzt mal vor ;)
    Pinterest ist wirklich unschlagbar, wenn es darum geht sich Inspirationen zu holen – könnte dort Stunden verbringen :)

    Ganz liebe Grüße,
    Sophie
    sophieschoices.at

    • 30th March 2017 / 9:08 am

      Oh vielen lieben Dank Sophie. Das freut mich richtig zu hören :)
      Das mit dem Handy fällt mir auch immer richtig schwer – ich bin so abhängig. Aber das macht einen riesen Unterschied, glaub mir.

  3. 28th March 2017 / 4:17 pm

    so needed this post right now! All such helpful tips, especially taking time away from it when needed. Nothing worse than forcing creativity
    xx
    http://thedemeler.com

    • 30th March 2017 / 9:08 am

      Thank you so much love x

  4. Rachael
    28th March 2017 / 5:51 pm

    Some great tips! I love the spending time outdoors trip as there is nothing better than a brisk walk to freshen your mind!

    Rachael xox
    http://gatsbyandglamour.blogspot.com

    • 30th March 2017 / 9:07 am

      Couldn’t agree more!

  5. 28th March 2017 / 7:53 pm

    I’m so uncreative, this post helped a lot. I love pinterest and spend like 99% of my spare time on it but i’ve never thought about using it for a mood board. Totally agree about the NY apartment thing aswell, I always think I would love to live in London and then I visit for a weekend and i’m instantly like no!
    Kate || http://www.katerattley.com

    • 30th March 2017 / 9:06 am

      Haha good to know I’m not alone. So weird how our perception of these things changes over the time. Pinterest is pure gold x

  6. 28th March 2017 / 8:20 pm

    Ein sehr schöner Beitrag :) Mir hilft es auch immer, wenn ich einfach ein Pause mache und an der frischen Luft spazieren gehe. Da kann man schön viele neue Ideen sammeln :)

    Liebe Grüße
    Kathleen von http://www.kathleensdream.de

    • 30th March 2017 / 9:06 am

      Ja das ist ein super trick. Das hilft mir auch immer. Vor allem jetzt, wo es schon so schön warm und sonnig ist.

  7. 29th March 2017 / 11:01 am

    Ich glaube gerade hänge ich auch in einem solchen kreativen Loch… Ich schätze die MA hat alles verschlungen :)
    Aber alle deine Tipps stimmen und helfen wirklich. Eine kleine Auszeit hilft Wunder und auch der Austausch mit anderen ist oft sehr hilfreich um wieder neue Ideen zu sammeln. Auch wenn ich ein absoluter Stadtmensch bin und mir nicht mehr vorstellen könnte zurück aufs Land zu ziehen, liebe ich es in der Natur zu sein. Hier auch gerne irgendwo wo km-weit niemand anderes ist. Ein Spaziergang mit dem Hund hilft auch sehr viel <3
    Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Tag meine Liebe <3
    Liebst Kathi
    http://www.meetthehappygirl.com

    • 30th March 2017 / 8:59 am

      Oh ja das mit den Uni Arbeiten kenne ich. Vor allem wenn es ein so großes Projekt wie die MA ist kann das ziemlich an den Kräften zerren. Hab einen tollen Tag liebes x

  8. 29th March 2017 / 3:36 pm

    Great post! Love your blog :)

    • 30th March 2017 / 8:57 am

      Thank you so much xx

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