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6 Ways to Stay Creative

Creative is not something one can find “just around the corner”. Creativity, like anything else, needs efforts. Creativity is something that makes our life colorful and bright. Though there is a little bit of problem, which is that, in today’s busy “rat-race everywhere” world it can be a little hard to keep up with creativity. You may have noticed that something inspires you (in the terms of creativity of course) and you try to indulge in some activity, but for some reasons you cannot complete it, be it maintaining a scrapbook or redecorating your home. You seem to have lost the touch (*or so you think*) or run out of ideas.

Here are some tips to solve the problems you face while staying creative:



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If you carry a notebook with you at all times (except in parties and stuff) then you have a benefit at your hands; as soon as an idea pops up in your head you can just scribble it down. Later when you read that notebook (maybe at the end of the day) you will be surprised at the amount of ideas your brain churns out. Just follow whichever one you like.


#2  Read a good book

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And I emphasize on a really good one. You never know what it stores for you, maybe a really good creative idea!


#3  Listen to your favorite song



Well you know that music relaxes minds. What if I told you your favorite music might help you in staying creative. If you are feeling like you are low on creative ideas, then just turn on your favorite music and see how your mind works.


#4  Go for a walk

Light Walk in October from Flickr via Wylio© 2008 Hartwig HKDFlickr | CC-BY-ND

No, I am not asking you to exercise (but what harm can a little walk do?). Creative ideas need fresh air, and greenery and all things natural. Where can one get all these but during a walk?


#5  Make a list of your favorite things


Yeah, do that! Favorite things are always behind inspirations. Favorite people too. ( :D )


#6  Look through some old photo albums

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Who knows what or which memory might trigger the creative blast.


#7  Try out a new food

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Anything new is good. If you cannot get any new ideas regarding your creative project, go out and try a new restaurant and food, or maybe just try making some.

Tayo Odediran
Tayo Odediran

Senior Digital Strategist