Need to boost your creativity?

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Both of the photos used here are from the gluebook group on Flickr from petalthrow

Exercises to unleash creativity and get your mind flowing are plentiful. I try to keep a list of them to use when I feel like I’m in a rut, and need a new perspective on things.

-Read some new blogs, some that are not in your area of interest, I never fail to come up with something to add to my list of things I want to try when reading blogs. Bloggers are tremendously creative people. Likewise with podcasters.

1-Start a journal! Sit down and write nonstop for 15-20 minutes per day, about anything, as fast as you can, don’t think and see what happens. You will be surprised.

2-Start a gluebook, Yahoo gluebook group, gluebooks ideas, more on gluebooks, Flickr gluebook group

3-Turn OFF the TV, seriously, it is a big time and brain suck. Turn it off and you will be surprised what happens, with your children also.

-The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp, I highly recommend this book!

-Pikaland’s 9 Tips to be More Creative by Amy Ng

-Ten Steps for Boosting Creativity by Jeffrey Baumgartner

-7 Easy Creative Rituals by Pioneer Thinking


Now go get creative!


  1. Thanks for that post! I'm getting the Creative Habit sent to my library :)

  2. Some great tips except for turning the tv off. LOL I get most of my creative work done while watching tv, but then I don't sit down to watch until evening so it's not like it's on all the time.

  3. Thanks for the good advice!
    I'm sooo lucky that I haven't watched TV for ages. Some say it's fun to knit/crochet while watching smth but it really freezes your creativity when you want to start doing smth.
    Reading creative blogs and stuff really boosts creativity too - when you see beautiful things - it makes you want to MAKE beautiful things and it's great!

  4. Great tips! I rarely watch tv, but I find reading too many blogs sucks away my time.

    Thanks for the list.

  5. Interesting article, Vicki! I had never heard of a gluebook before ~ great example of why I read blogs to learn about cool stuff :)

  6. I'm getting.... I'm getting!

    I especially agree with the TV tip. I often tell my hubby that I'm going to rip the insides out of the TV, fill it with water and make an aquarium out of it ;-) But, there are a FEW good shows here and there. Key word being "few"!


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