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How to Spark Your Creativity

If you're like me, you're multi passionate. You like to try new things and take risks. That's why it can be especially frustrating when you hit a creative block: no matter what I do, my brain just won't cooperate with me! Truly one of the most uncomfortable places for me to be.

Fortunately for folks like us, there are ways to spark your creativity. I've put together some tips that have helped me in those moments when I have felt creatively stumped. So if these tips help you out too then great! They're simple actions that make little changes in our lives that add up over time. These small changes each have an impact on our mental health and well being so we're much more likely to feel creative as well as happy too!

Seek out new experiences and take risks.

As a creative, you need to be open to new experiences. You will never know what it is like to be a professional dancer if all you do is watch dance videos on YouTube.( although I enjoy learning line dance chorography's on YouTube)

One of the best ways to spark your creativity is by trying something new—whether that’s taking a class, traveling somewhere new or learning how to cook a new dish (or creating an entirely different dish altogether).

Try something that scares you or challenges your comfort zone: Learn how to scuba dive or go skydiving for the first time—just make sure it’s legal first!

Dedicate time for yourself and your self care.

It’s important to take time for yourself and your self care. It is not selfish to do so, nor should you feel guilty about it. In fact, you should make a point of carving out some space in your life for you. And cleaning the house or going to the grocery store alone doesn't count my friend.

A few examples of self-care activities include meditation, yoga and reading (or writing) a book that inspires you—the possibilities are endless!

Change up your environment.

Take a walk in new places.

Change up your environment by taking a walk around the neighborhood, or even just by walking around the block. Sometimes we get stuck in our routine and forget that there's anything new to see outside of our immediate area. It's easy to get stuck in your comfort zone, but it's important that you don't let yourself become complacent and stop trying things out of your usual schedule—even if it seems like nothing could top what you already know.

Visit new museums, hiking trails, coffee shops, or boutiques.

Get around other creatives and put yourself out there.

Focus on what you like about yourself and your life.

Look at yourself in the mirror and list the things you love about you.

What are some things that you are grateful for?

What do you want to achieve?

What do you want to create, learn, or accomplish?

Take breaks from technology, screens and social media to improve your focus and energy levels.

  • Take breaks from technology, screens and social media.

  • Get enough sleep.

  • Exercise regularly – even if you can't do much at first, the benefits are huge to your overall health and well-being.

  • Use your breaks wisely. For example, if you take a break after lunch or before leaving work for the day it's likely that you will feel more refreshed and focused when working again later on during your shift/day/evening

Give yourself the time and space to explore your interests, face your fears and do what you love.

Give yourself the time and space to explore your interests, face your fears and do what you love.

If you're working on a creative project, it's likely that you've got some fears about it. Maybe it's making a mistake (or getting judged for one), but whatever it is, it can be paralyzing.

The important thing here is: don't let those fears stop you from doing the work! There are lots of ways to overcome them. For example, if you're afraid of making mistakes or being judged for them by people who think their opinion matters more than yours or whatever else might be holding back your creativity—well then just show them! The best way to fight fear is by being brave enough to do what scares us most in order to prove ourselves wrong (or right). We all know how satisfying and empowering this feeling can be when we get past our blockages and into our flow state(s) with our passions in tow—and there are no better teachers than fear itself!

The bottom line is that creativity can be sparked by anyone at any time. You don’t need a special skill or gift, just a willingness to try something new or change your mind about something old. The key is to think outside the box and come up with new ideas, as well as take risks and face your fears when they arise. Creativity is all about going beyond what’s expected of you in order to break out of old patterns—which means taking risks! We hope these tips will help you create your own path toward becoming more creative, whether it be through journaling, dancing or anything else that inspires you.

So much love to you friend,

Joie Kya

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A wild soul that loves life to the fullest. I am all for finding your passion and directing it into your unstoppable purpose. 


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