29 Ways to Stay Creative


Do you feel like things are melancholy? Are you looking for some sort of exhilarating change? Can you not think about a good topic for your next research paper? All of these things happen, maybe more than others, and I have definitely had experience in all three. This list may help spice up your day and improve productivity, and hopefully leads to some creativity. Maybe after watching this video you can choose two out of the list, or even print it off and post it to your wall. Albert Einstein said that “creativity is contagious,” so pass it on.
  1. Make lists.
  2. Carry a notebook everywhere.
  3. Try free writing.
  4. Get away from the computer.
  5. Quit beating yourself up.
  6. Take breaks.
  7. Sing in the shower.
  8. Drink coffee.
  9. Listen to new music.
  10. Be open.
  11. Surround yourself with creative people.
  12. Get feedback.
  13. Collaborate.
  14. Don’t give up.
  15. Practice, practice, practice.
  16. Allow yourself to make mistakes.
  17. Go somewhere new.
  18. Count your blessings.
  19. Get lots of rest.
  20. Take risks.
  21. Break the rules.
  22. Don’t force it.
  23. Read a page of the dictionary.
  24. Create a framework.
  25. Stop trying to be someone else’s perfect.
  26. Got an idea? Write it down.
  27. Clean your workspace.
  28. Have fun.
  29. Finish something.

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