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Easy Ways to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

If you’ve been finding yourself stuck in an uninspired place recently, we want to offer you this piece of comfort: it’s okay.

Let’s be honest: living in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic has us all feeling a little on edge. We get it; it’s hard to create when you’re faced with so much uncertainty in so many different aspects of life. Nonetheless, there’s still a little spark in you that’s yearning to create. Let’s work on setting that spark on fire.

Here are a few tips on how to get your creative juices flowing:

Collaborate with Fellow Creatives

Maybe it’s your favorite singer. Perhaps it’s your college professor who always challenged you. Or it may even be your best friend whom you’ve known for years. Whoever it may be, you probably find a source of inspiration from someone you admire greatly, whether or not you know them in real life. Engaging with art by your favorite creatives can make a powerful impact on your own work; it becomes even more impactful when you’re able to talk to these creatives directly.

Bouncing ideas around or sharing experiences with fellow creatives is a great way to become inspired again. If you’re looking to connect with a creative lead, you should definitely reach out to Jason Wong. Jason Wong has several years of experience in art direction, creative direction, brand management, market strategy, e-commerce, and a string of other related fields. Sometimes, you just need to hear someone else’s story before you can continue to write yours. If you’re interested in reaching out to Jason, please visit jasonwong.com.

Travel

There are plenty of good reasons to pack your bags and book a getaway trip. Honestly, the list is endless. Traveling helps relieve stress and helps you maintain good mental health, it offers you new perspectives and experiences, it builds better connections with family, friends, and loved ones when you travel together, and it enhances your creative spirit

Let’s focus on the last reason: enhancing your creative spirit. Oftentimes, it’s helpful to expose yourself to a new environment to feel newly inspired. This can be something small, such as a new coffee shop or a hiking trial. This can also be something a bit more exciting, such as a road trip or a vacation to an exciting new place.

Historic sites such as the Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau are great sources of inspiration. This place is truly a wonder: between cultural museums, quaint restaurants, and stylish shops (all located in historic neighborhoods!), you’ll definitely leave with more than you came with. A change of scenery can really help bring life to your ideas; the sense of clarity or realization you obtain after exploring a new space is incredibly beneficial. If you’ve been looking for a new destination for your next trip, be sure to check out Visit Corinth.

Take a Class (Or Two)

Education never truly ends. You’re always in the position to learn more. This is especially true when it comes to creativity; discovering new tools and outlets will grow your capability to produce more creative content. It’s true; the more you know, the more you’ll grow.

Here are a couple of online courses featured on Artsy.net that you can take to dive deeper into your creativity:

– Creative Problem Solving: By using a series of interesting prompts, this class will challenge you to change the way you think when facing issues.

– Healing with the Arts: Creativity is more than expressing yourself; it also serves as a form of self-care. This lesson will show you how you can use your art to positively impact your well-being.

Jennifer Holland

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