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10 Ways To Juice Up Your Creativity






I strongly believe that every one has the ability to create; if you feel you lack in the area of creativity in this blog post I cover 10 ways that can dramatically boost your creativity.

1) Don’t hold back

dont hold back 10 Ways To Juice Up Your Creativity

When you need to generate ideas it’s important that you reframe from being judgmental. If the ideas sounds outrageous and out of the world so be it; some of the most creative minds that ever lived came up with ideas that at first seem ridiculous but by being confident and applying themselves they created wonderful works of arts and ideas.

2) Experience new things

Experience new things 10 Ways To Juice Up Your Creativity

Pity a man that has a favorite restaurant. If you want to be creative its essential that you remain open to all experiences and actively seek out new things; whether it’s a restaurant, movie, museum, club, bar, sport, always be on the look out to do things you never done before.

3) Read. Read. Read

Read. Read. Read 10 Ways To Juice Up Your Creativity

I credit a lot of my personal and artistic growth to reading. Make sure you read at least 30 minutes to an hour a day. It doesn’t have to be in a specific genre but as long as you take the time out to read I assure you that you will see a significant spike in you creative potential.

4) Create your own projects

Create your own projects 10 Ways To Juice Up Your Creativity

Most of my designing is for clients and I don’t always have the chance to be creative as I like to be; so I make it my business to create three big projects every year for my self. By doing this I push my self as a designer and I get to enhance my creative abilities.

5) Visit the museum

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Every time I go to the MOMA I get this rejuvenated kick of creativity; I would advise going by your self the first couple of times so you can evaluate all the beautiful artwork by your self with no distractions (I took my little nephew and to keep it short I will leave him home next time… LOVE you Nauree). The museum is a guarantee creativity booster so just pick up your things and go.

6) Take a picture

take a picture 10 Ways To Juice Up Your Creativity

I don’t care if you have a SLR or a regular point and shoot that you got from your nearby dollar store. Just go out and capture anything that is visually interesting and store it. You can use your pics as a reference to jumpstart your creativity when need be.

7) Follow your gut

Follow your gut 10 Ways To Juice Up Your Creativity

It is human behavior to get down on yourself when someone tells you what you create isn’t visually appealing. Lets face it you can’t please everybody but you can damn sure please yourself; forget what everyone else is saying and pick up the paint brush or whatever you feel like creating and just CREATE.

8) Meditate

Meditate 10 Ways To Juice Up Your Creativity

Meditation is a great way to relax your self and there is numerous scientific studies that prove human beings are most creative in a relax state. So when ever you are in a creative rut and have a million things following through your head pick a space in your house and mediate at least for 30 minutes you will be amazed how relaxed and calm you will feel.

9) Middle finger to conformity

Middle finger to conformity 10 Ways To Juice Up Your Creativity

Conformity is death. When you want to be truly creative let go of all imposed trends and create something that is true to your heart. Once you make this an active habit your creative potential will rapidly grow.

10) Take a walk

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Walking stimulates your subconscious thoughts thus allowing you to generate more ideas and make connections to one idea to another. Also walking is relaxing and also brings down your stress levels.

Share your thoughts

When you are in a creative rut how do you get your self back into the creative groove?

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Isaiah Frazier is a freelance Brand Identity Designer that creates websites, logos and creative campaigns for companies of all sizes. Check out his online portfolio http://www.isaiahfrazierdesigns.com/

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17 Comments

  1. Chandu says:

    very true…

    Thank you for sharing :-)

  2. Chandu

    I am glad you had a chance to read the post I had a visited you website to take a look at your paintings and sketches and l like the simplistic nature of your art work. Keep up the good work.

    Isaiah Frazier

  3. Yusuf says:

    Your 10 ways is true

  4. Claire Jane says:

    All so very true! Great Article. I’ll be sharing this!

  5. Thank you so much for this post!

  6. @claire @yusuf @yuka I am glad you find the post useful and please do share the articles amongst your friends

  7. NjieLitumbe says:

    This is great!Nice share.I am wondering why I can’t share on twitter or facebook?

  8. Thanks for sharing. I love the inspiration type post it gives me a jump start on my creative juices. Thank you!

    Kodi

  9. Nate Davis says:

    Thanks Isaiah for the valuable reminders of what we need to do to stay alive creatively. Here’s to producing great work in 2011!

  10. priya says:

    thank u so much for sharing …

  11. Mike says:

    Just picked this post up from Twitter. Great list, super helpful – Thanks Isaiah. My 11th way to boost creativity would have to be dropping whatever project I am working and picking up something fresh. Focusing completely on something different can ease stress – and give you a new perspective on the main project. For me, this is particularly helpful – as the biggest wall I hit is getting discouraged with a project and doubting my abilities. I like to flip between music and art when this happens – although I suppose a swapping style / media / theme would be equally effective if you stick to one field.

    Thanks again =]

  12. @Mike you make a validate point and I am in the middle of a very serious project and I use that very same technique you mentioned as well.

    Also I found out that taking a decent amount of breaks reduce burnouts. If you are interested on working at a peak performance on a consistent basis check out this book called “The Art of Learning”.

    I am still going through the book and I have to say its is really amazing.

    Any ways have a great day Mike and thank you for your input!

  13. Nitai Roy says:

    Meditation is great for human life. I do meditation and I get relax.

  14. Nitai Roy says:

    Meditation is great for human life. I do meditation and I get relax.

  15. Nitai Roy says:

    Meditation is great for human life. I do meditation and I get relax.

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