We’ve been talking about creative practice and how creativity can be learned and strengthened. You can be more creative with practice – even if you don’t think you have the time. Here are three easy ways to get started today!
Doodle something, anything
It doesn’t have to be fancy, just making random marks on a piece of scrap paper is a fast, easy and accessible way to start creating. Doodling can help you focus on a task that may otherwise have your attention wandering or it can give your subconscious mind (where a lot of creative thought happens) a way to signal ideas. Don’t hold back – doodle away!
Don’t just sit there trying to come up with an idea. Get moving in whatever way is available to you: take a walk, stand by your chair, dance around the room. Physical movement has been shown to have positive effects on creativity and is good for you too!
Play, simple play
This one is closely related to moving around but adds the element of playfulness. Keep a selection of toys around to play with. They can be kid toys, like Legos or Play-Doh, or grown up toys, like fancy wind ups and art models; it’s your choice. Doing something with your hands is good for the brain – and fun too!
There’s a lot more to a deep and evolving creative practice, but taking small creative steps everyday is the start! What do you do to practice creativity? Tell me about it!