11 Tricks and a Video to Boost Creativity

Nothing is more frustrating than hitting a block in your creativity.  The page is there, waiting for your handwriting.  It remains empty.

The canvas stares back at you.  Inspiration refuses to visit.  The canvas remains blank.

The screen is open, the program waiting for your book – your program – your course… yet the muse is anywhere but right here.

The key to moving forward to is have a plan. Here are two concepts I created to help me move forward – whether it’s planning my blog or next program or course; writing a new book or novel; or creating a new work of art.

 

Here are 11 Tricks and a Video to boost creativity so you can begin kicking your creativity into gear – starting today.

#1 – The Lightning Strike

There was a choice to make.  Remain comfortable or follow my soul’s suggestion.

It took me moment to decide but once I did, peace and excitement coexisted.

I followed my heart.

Standing in front of the Cathedral, I couldn’t pass it by without taking a moment (one of those 5 Minute Challenges) to appreciate the energy of Spirit surrounding this masterful location.

The structure stood, my vision holding me there – entranced.

Moments passed and I knew my heart would not be satisfied unless I touched the building.

I walked up slow, admiring from a distance; as though trying not to make the church nervous.

Reaching the wall, my head tilted up, I extended my vision up the impressive vertical of the tower.

Reaching my hand forward, strong and able – I touched the concrete.  Spiritual power flowed into me.

The energy encircled me and I swam in Spirit for a while.  An acoustic harmony of spiritual guidance as I explored appreciation for the moment as I lived it.  I received secret messages and wisdom to apply new patterns to my life.

Next time you are struck for a moment to stop – follow your heart and your inspirational lightning strike. 

If Spirit is interested in getting your attention and has something special in mind for you, don’t allow the moment to pass by.

In dealing with writer’s block…

When the page is there, waiting for your handwriting and remaining empty…

When the canvas stares back at you.  Inspiration refuses to visit.  The canvas remains blank.

When the screen is open, the program waiting for your book – your program – your course… yet the muse is anywhere but right here.

The key to moving forward to is have a plan. Here are two concepts I created to help me move forward – whether it’s planning my blog or next program or course; writing a new book or novel; or creating a new work of art.

#2 – Walk in Nature

Even fifteen minutes surrounded by the automatic genius of nature inspires our minds and hearts. We are nature too. We belong to nature and nature belongs to us. By walking in nature, we commune with it. If given the opportunity, nature will teach us secrets of life.

#3 – Organize Cluttered Areas Of You Life

We are visual creatures. To witness disarray produces similar feelings within us. If our belongings are scattered about, lacking a sense of order, there is a natural tendency to pull away from ourselves. This, of course, leads to pulling away from others. When your surroundings are orderly, clean and confident, we automatically feel more invited to participate and create in our own life.

#4 –  Belly Breathe

Breathing creates space between moments. It prevents us from living life too quick and at the same time gives us the opportunity to slow down. By belly breathing, you can focus on the action and empty the mind of stress and busy thoughts. If gives you a moment to enjoy the sense of being alive.

#5 – Dance

Movement and flow are very connective energies. While dancing to music, you connect to the sounds and create a shared experience through expression. Dance is emotional, sensual and enlightening. It can even provide healing. Open your heart and the obstacles you are facing as well as the strength to identify the solutions, will be found.

#6 – Meditate

Sitting still for even five minutes makes a big difference.

Can’t meditate?

Makes sense.  Sometimes the only time I can meditate is after rigorous exercise.  Endorphins help.

You know what else helps when you can’t shut your mind off?

#7 – Go For a Drive

Seriously, playing non-logical, instrumental music and going for a long drive clears the panel and is mentally relaxing yet simultaneously stimulating.

It doesn’t matter if you want to listen to classical, trance, celtic, techno, new age or sound track music.  Any and all of those options are effective.  This is a great way I tap in and get solutions to important questions.

#8 – The Creative Caterpillar

The first creativity booster is a brainstorming method I call the Creative Caterpillar.  It takes a main idea, and breaks down the major ideas as the body.  The finer points can be detailed out through the legs.  I’ve provided both a blank template and a demonstration below:

#9 – Tidbits

The second creativity-booster is a small-step planning tool I use called Tidbits.   Tidbits is a template which you can use to achieve your visions for your life.

There is an important question I get all the time.

“What, exactly, are tidbits?”

Tidbits are mini steps that help you get from where you are to where you want to be.  Small goals, that are realistic, but help you take that baby step forward.

Here I have provided a blank template, as well as another demo for you.

#10 – Find Your Joy

Your joy is the single most powerful area in your life. You can make anything happen so long as you come from a place of joy. 
 
How do you find your joy? Although some consider joy to be an elusive pot of gold at the end of an unfindable rainbow, joy is in the palm of your hand right at this moment.
 
Identify what area of your life makes you feel the best. Circle your top one or two in your minds eye.
Romance…
Health…
Friends…
Family…
Work…
Career…

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#11 – The Meditation Journal

Each morning, take a quiet ten minutes.  Recall what reflections came your way and write them in a Meditation Journal. Some of your ideas will be brilliant. Some might need a little work. Either way,  it will center you to spend those few quiet moments.

In Conclusion…

It is my hope you can put these ideas and templates to good use as you make your way along on your journey.

We are not here to be stuck – we are here to move forward.

I wish for your day to be filled with belonging, inspiration, connection and love.

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