Creativity is a lifestyle for me, not an action. This month I’m exploring twenty-six quirky ways I keep my creativity flowing.
A change of scenery can do wonders to get my creativity flowing. If I have a big day of writing in front of me, I can almost guarantee you that as soon as it’s light outside I’ll be out walking or jogging. A crazy deadline to meet? I’ll be out jogging again. A plot hole that needs fixed? A leisurely walk generally generates the answers I’m looking for. Need to have a brainstorming session? I’m back outside striding around with my phone in hand to take notes on.
I travel a lot and in each new city and landscape ideas plop into my head, inspired by the world around me. I don’t need to have a physical change in scenery though, if I’m lacking in creativity when I’m at home, I simply google images from whatever country it is I’m interested in at the moment and ideas flood in.
A change in scenery works wonders for my creativity, and I think that has something to do with the fact that God is creative and He has created the world with so much diversity and then created us in His image. Pretty cool, right?