• mahabis lifestyle // 10 ways to inspire creativity

 

Creativity comes natural to some people, waking up with their heads brimming with ideas and inspiration every morning. The rest of us sometimes need a little help with encouraging our creative juices to flow, whether that involves adhering to a routine or allowing yourself moments of spontaneity.

 mahabis lifestyle // 10 ways to inspire creativity

 

You learn with time what inspires your own creativity – what works for one person may actually suppress inspiration in another. Once you’ve sussed out the habits, conditions and triggers that incite creative thought processes, write them down and keep a log to help you to recreate the conditions in the future.

To get you started, here are a collection of patterns that creative people often follow to inspire their creativity.

 

daydream // 

Creative people know that working a solid eight-hour shift is no way to inspire creative thoughts. Allow your mind to wander frequently, stepping away from your tasks and letting your thoughts drift off in search of inspiration. You’ll find that your thoughts begin to meander away from the task in hand, allowing your mind to open up to the possibility of more creative ideas. After all, the best ideas frequently appear out of the blue.

 

get outdoors //

It’s often hard to feel creative when you’re stuck inside all day. Try walking to work instead of taking the bus, take a break in the middle of the day to go for a stroll or fit in walking your dog around your peak creative hours. Getting outdoors for just a short time each day helps to clear your head whilst the exposure to nature will incite your creativity. Read our post about the calming effects of hiking to discover more benefits of being outdoors.

 

inspire creativity // mahabis journal

 

be flexible //

Not everyone feels inspired during the hours of nine and five. Some creative folk do their best work in the dead of the night or in the early hours of the morning. Learn when you feel most creative and where possible, choose to work during this time period, leaving the rest of your day free for other activities.

 

work from a cafe //

Complete silence doesn’t do anything for creativity. Try working from your local café for a couple of hours every day to surround yourself with ambient noise to help to promote creative ideas. If you can’t get to a café, have gentle music on as background noise, or turn the radio on at a low volume.

 

inspire creativity // mahabis journal

 

learn to embrace solitude //

There’s no need to turn into a hermit, but in order to stir up your creativity through processes such as daydreaming or napping, it helps to feel comfortable in your own company. Don’t be afraid to book a weekend away by yourself to stir up creativity in a new environment.

 

embrace new experiences // 

Routine can be one of the biggest dampeners on creativity. It’s important to mix things up a little and try out new things that could inspire you in different ways to what you are used to. Travelling to new places, meeting new people and engaging in different activities can all help to inspire.

 

mahabis lifestyle // adventure

 

take naps // 

Taking power naps throughout the day has been shown to unlock creative thoughts, especially inciting inspiration just before you drift off. Set your alarm, get comfy on the sofa and allow yourself a short doze whenever your creativity is feeling stifled.

 

put pen to paper // 

If you keep all of your thoughts locked up inside your head, they’re more likely to get jumbled up or you may forget something. Keep a notepad and pen with you at all times, ready to roughly jot down ideas whenever creativity strikes.

mahabis lifestyle // putting pen to paper 

 

be curious // 

The most creative people are those who wonder ‘what if’ rather than simply accepting things at face value. Allow yourself to wonder how something works, why someone has a particular view or why an artist chose to paint a specific scene.

 

discuss your ideas // 

Don’t keep your ideas close to your chest; discussing and debating with those whose opinions you respect can help to further evolve your ideas. Ask those you trust what they think of your ideas and allow their responses to inspire your thoughts.

 

If you enjoyed reading our blog, feel free to share via our ready-to-go tweet link

 

photos via unsplash, ben moore

mahabis lifestyle // 10 ways to inspire creativity

 

Creativity comes natural to some people, waking up with their heads brimming with ideas and inspiration every morning. The rest of us sometimes need a little help with encouraging our creative juices to flow, whether that involves adhering to a routine or allowing yourself moments of spontaneity.

 mahabis lifestyle // 10 ways to inspire creativity

 

You learn with time what inspires your own creativity – what works for one person may actually suppress inspiration in another. Once you’ve sussed out the habits, conditions and triggers that incite creative thought processes, write them down and keep a log to help you to recreate the conditions in the future.

To get you started, here are a collection of patterns that creative people often follow to inspire their creativity.

 

daydream // 

Creative people know that working a solid eight-hour shift is no way to inspire creative thoughts. Allow your mind to wander frequently, stepping away from your tasks and letting your thoughts drift off in search of inspiration. You’ll find that your thoughts begin to meander away from the task in hand, allowing your mind to open up to the possibility of more creative ideas. After all, the best ideas frequently appear out of the blue.

 

get outdoors //

It’s often hard to feel creative when you’re stuck inside all day. Try walking to work instead of taking the bus, take a break in the middle of the day to go for a stroll or fit in walking your dog around your peak creative hours. Getting outdoors for just a short time each day helps to clear your head whilst the exposure to nature will incite your creativity. Read our post about the calming effects of hiking to discover more benefits of being outdoors.

 

inspire creativity // mahabis journal

 

be flexible //

Not everyone feels inspired during the hours of nine and five. Some creative folk do their best work in the dead of the night or in the early hours of the morning. Learn when you feel most creative and where possible, choose to work during this time period, leaving the rest of your day free for other activities.

 

work from a cafe //

Complete silence doesn’t do anything for creativity. Try working from your local café for a couple of hours every day to surround yourself with ambient noise to help to promote creative ideas. If you can’t get to a café, have gentle music on as background noise, or turn the radio on at a low volume.

 

inspire creativity // mahabis journal

 

learn to embrace solitude //

There’s no need to turn into a hermit, but in order to stir up your creativity through processes such as daydreaming or napping, it helps to feel comfortable in your own company. Don’t be afraid to book a weekend away by yourself to stir up creativity in a new environment.

 

embrace new experiences // 

Routine can be one of the biggest dampeners on creativity. It’s important to mix things up a little and try out new things that could inspire you in different ways to what you are used to. Travelling to new places, meeting new people and engaging in different activities can all help to inspire.

 

mahabis lifestyle // adventure

 

take naps // 

Taking power naps throughout the day has been shown to unlock creative thoughts, especially inciting inspiration just before you drift off. Set your alarm, get comfy on the sofa and allow yourself a short doze whenever your creativity is feeling stifled.

 

put pen to paper // 

If you keep all of your thoughts locked up inside your head, they’re more likely to get jumbled up or you may forget something. Keep a notepad and pen with you at all times, ready to roughly jot down ideas whenever creativity strikes.

mahabis lifestyle // putting pen to paper 

 

be curious // 

The most creative people are those who wonder ‘what if’ rather than simply accepting things at face value. Allow yourself to wonder how something works, why someone has a particular view or why an artist chose to paint a specific scene.

 

discuss your ideas // 

Don’t keep your ideas close to your chest; discussing and debating with those whose opinions you respect can help to further evolve your ideas. Ask those you trust what they think of your ideas and allow their responses to inspire your thoughts.

 

If you enjoyed reading our blog, feel free to share via our ready-to-go tweet link

 

photos via unsplash, ben moore
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