Tapping into Your Creative Flow
Do you love to be creative, but want to take your creativity to a whole new level? Do you
feel overwhelmed by your work and find that your natural creative abilities and talents are
untapped? If so, you need to learn how to tap into your creativity whenever you want or
need to. When you allow creative thinking to flow, you will find that you can
enhance your natural abilities and accomplish more in less time.
Creative Thinking Begets Creativity
Creativity allows you to become who you want to be. If you cannot release your creativity,
you may feel your professional growth stunted, or you may not be able to think as clearly as you would like to. Many of people don't realize the importance of creativity until they are
taught to tap into it through creative thinking.
Are you wondering how you can get started with creative thinking? You can begin with
simple exercises like going through magazines and cutting out random images. You then
can glue them all to a paper or a board without thinking about it just let your creative juices
flow! Finally, step back and see what your mind has created. You may be impressed and
surprised with yourself. This surely will help you tap into your creative energy.
Listen to Something New
Another way to jump-start your creative thinking is by listening to music. Put on an album
that you are unfamiliar with or borrow a friend's CD. When you listen to something that
you have never experienced before, you may find that you are changing your
definitions of creativity and are lighting your creative fire at the same time.
Get Creative By Getting Your Groove On
Dance! Creative thinking often starts with an active body. Put on a CD or go out to a jazz
club. Try a dance class, or enjoy the movement of your body in your own living room.
Whatever it is, do something to get up and get going! You will be surprised at how creative
you'll feel afterwards. You may feel inspired and ready to tackle new and exciting projects.
Or perhaps you'll find that your workload isn't as daunting as it first appeared. After all,
you'll be relaxing while having fun!
Write Your Heart Out
Another option is to set your timer for 15 minutes. From the minute you press start, you
should write freely. Write whatever comes to mind without thinking about it or planning.
Then step back and see the creativity that flowed from your mind to your hand, and then to
your pen and onto the paper.
Yet another awesome way to boost creative thinking is through affirmations. These positive
statements can help you remember what it is to be creative and how wondrous it feels when creativity flows through you. You can create a list of affirmations for yourself such as, "I feel an intense flame of passion for things that interest me," that can help you tap into the
creative person that you are, even as you deal with everyday stresses.