10 Great Ways to Tap Into Your Creativity

I like to think of myself as a creative person, but in my job and day to day life, I don’t get much of an opportunity to access it and nurture it. I’m sure many of you feel the same way, which is why I have come up with this list of the best ways to access that creativity hiding inside of you! 

Everyone has their own way of expressing their creativity. Have you ever stepped out of your comfort zone and tried a different creative endeavour? If you have never tried one or more of these options, why not give it a go? You may discover that you like it more than you realise!

Painting & Drawing
Do you like to take your creativity out through artistic means such as painting and drawing? Do you prefer drawing people or landscapes? What is your favourite medium? Whatever you are use to, why not change it up and challenge yourself? Try a different subject matter or a different medium you are not use to.

Craft involves using your hands to make anything.  This includes scrap booking, knitting, jewellery and fabric accessories. Whatever you love making, keep doing it, and if you have never tried before, give it a go! There are so many craft ideas and projects on Pinterest to get you started.

Graphic Design
This one can be trickier for some over others who are not familiar with it, and can be quite a learning curve. Graphic design involves creating something in a computer program.  I would include creating an image from scratch as well as altering an existing image as options to express creativity through this medium. Designing the look of a website and blog are also great computer based creative outlets.

Writing Stories
Short or long, scary or romantic, creative writing is a great creative outlet. A lot of imagination goes into writing a story to create an engaging piece of work. If you have never written anything, just put pen to paper and let the creativity flow!

Writing Songs
If you love music, this may be more up your alley, and a special level of talent combined with creativity is helped to both come up with words and an appealing musical sound to go along with it. More use to traditional forms of writing? Stretch your skills by writing a song.

Writing Poems
If you are not as confident in writing long stories or songs, writing poetry is a great creative outlet and is great for short bursts of creativity. There are so many different forms of poetry out there you can write, so why not try them all?

I personally love taking photos. Some may not see it as a creative task when taking photos of the family or taking photos on holiday as memories, but photography really can be magical with a little creativity. A certain talent and creativity is needed to take really good photos and the best way to start is to get snapping!

Movie Making
Have you ever made a short creative video and put it up on youtube? This can be a really fun creative activity to do on your own or with a group of friends. Maybe make a funny skit or your own music video. There are so many options with the power and diversity of a video camera.

Fashion Design
Fashion design is also a great physical product of creativity that can be lots of fun and bring real rewards. Whether you are just sketching the fashion design or if you make it yourself, it’s so fun and creative.

Interior Decorating
Why not turn your house into its own creative canvas? Injecting your creativity into the space around you is such a great and practical use for your creative skills.

Combine your Creativity
Not only do I love to dabble in each of these creative areas, I also like to combine them where I can get more bang out of my creative potential. That could include taking a photo, and using graphic design to edit it and post it on my blog. I also like writing a story, then drawing the characters in my story to get a better idea of who they are. Or maybe you want to upload a music video to go along with the song you just wrote? If you paint a wonderful painting, you may also like to use it as inspiration for interior design of a room you wish to hang it in. The opportunities are truly endless!

I hope this article has inspired you to get creative, so go get creative and be sure to share your creative ventures on your blog too

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