It is sadly all too easy to lose touch with your creative skills when you become an adult and forget all the fun you had letting your imagination run wild as a kid.
This is exactly why we need to ditch the serious face every now and again and find some activities that reawaken that creative flair you still have within you.
Here are some ideas to help you find the muse within you that is ready to stir again. Get insight into how to find that perfect balance, how a favorite childhood activity can inspire you to be creative, plus some tips for putting your brain in the right frame of mind to think about something other than work and other commitments for a little while.
1. Do something creative.
It goes without saying that adult life is full of responsibilities and tasks that you have to fulfill on a regular basis, but there is no reason to think that you can’t balance out a bit and slip in a bit of creative fun to lighten the load.
Take some time out of your busy schedule to do something creative and stimulating. You will have a better work/life balance, plus you get to almost feel like a child again for a short while, which isn’t bad either.
If you think back to when you were a child and how long the days seemed to last compared to know, it is highly likely that you lost yourself for hours doing something creative like drawing and coloring.
Adult coloring books are all the rage and you can see why, as they encourage mindfulness and it is very relaxing doing something creative like that, evoking happy childhood memories at the same time.
You don’t have to rush out and buy some paper and painting materials to enjoy this activity. Instead, you could find a coloring book app on Google Play and enjoy doing this stress-busting activity whenever you want.
Great ideas don’t always come to your straight away and if you are trying to be more creative you might have to do a bit of brainstorming until the solution that you are looking for comes right at you.
Brainsparker is an app that should give you the prompts you need to reignite that inner creativity and free your mind from the constraints that it might be working under for a while.
The app aims to help you solve a design problem with a series of well-chosen prompts that could provide the spark you are looking for, the rest is up to you.
4. Grab a coffee.
Have you noticed how you relax more and start to get those creative juices flowing when you are enjoying a relaxing cup of Joe in your favorite coffee shop?
If you haven’t, give it a try. If you know that feeling and want to replicate it anywhere, the Coffitivity app creates those ambient sounds of a cafe to put you in that zone whenever you want to let your mind wander.
It’s time to have some fun and get creative again.