Do you ever feel like you’re just not on your creative A-game? We can all get in a rut every once in a while. And for some, that might not be a big deal. But for others, their job relies on it! Today, I’m going to walk you through 5 ways to channel creativity and hopefully transition you out of that funk.

 

Change Your Scenery

“Your environment can and will influence the way you think. And if it’s not working for you, switch it up.” – Jinna Yang

 

Believe it or not, your surroundings play a significant role in your creative capabilities. When you are in the same setting for an extended period of time, you find less and less inspiration to draw from – and in this case, it’d be time to, like Jinna says, “switch it up!” Go outside, enjoy nature, or take a weekend trip! It might be exactly what you needed.

 

Pick Up a New Hobby

Trying something new is a great way to reignite your imagination – and there are so many different hobbies to choose from! Pick whatever interests you, but I challenge you to avoid electronics. This will really help you dig deep and flex that right brain muscle! Here are some ideas to get you started…

 

Photography

Cooking

Playing an instrument

Gardening

Painting

 

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Get Some Face-Time

One of the best ways to gauge a fresh perspective is to spend time with other people. Why? Because human interaction can spark new ideas and help you think outside the box. Try reaching out to an old friend, hanging out with family, joining a social group, or brainstorming/collaborating with coworkers!

 

Take Risks

Risk-takers always seem to have a story to tell. And that’s because they’ve removed themselves from ordinary, everyday life and submerged themselves in the unknown. If you want to be creative, you have to open your mind to adventure! Don’t always color inside the lines because the best pictures are the abstract ones.

 

Keep a Journal

You’ll need a place to put all of your genius ideas, right? Keep a journal! I’m not talking about a diary – just some pages that hold the details of your super-cool experiences, random ideas, and inspiring breakthroughs. Someday, they might even write a movie about you – so you’ll have to give them somewhere to start!

 

Next time you’re in a creative rut, we hope these tips help guide you through. For more on career development, advancement, and workplace tips, head over to my blog at meetryanevans.com.