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6 Activities To Boost Your Creativity

Are you envious of creative geniuses like J.K. Rowling and Stephen Hawking? Many people wish they could be more creative. You might wish you could play the piano, paint a beautiful piece of artwork, or write your own novel. While these creativity-enhancing activities won’t guarantee that you’ll become the next Albert Einstein, they can help you flex your creative muscles.

Card Games for Socialization and Critical Thinking

One of the best ways to gain other perspectives on life is through socialization. And what better way to spend some quality time interacting with people from other generations than a classic card game? Technology is useful in many ways, but it can also be somewhat isolating.

Spending time with other people, enjoying a competitive or laid-back game of poker or slapjack, and learning more about other people in your life and how they look at the world’s problems can help you approach everyday challenges from unique perspectives.

Read Books to Explore Other Worlds

Have you ever picked up a book that you ended up reading from cover to cover because you just couldn’t put it down? These kinds of immersive experiences can enhance your creativity by giving your mind a chance to explore a world through someone else’s eyes. According to Creative Market, reading exercises your brain and makes you use your imagination. From helping to combat stress and helping you sleep better to enhancing your knowledge and boosting your communication skills, reading offers a multitude of benefits.

Play Creativity-Enhancing Video Games

Video games have come a long way in the past few decades. Gone are the days of just moving from left to right on the screen. Today’s video games let you explore entire virtual worlds – and even make your own. Minecraft, for instance, is a popular game in which players build, create, and explore vast virtual spaces, limited only by their imaginations. That’s not to say there aren’t a fair number of mind-numbing video games today, so choose your game wisely if your goal is to fuel your creativity.

Meditate for New Ideas

If you’re stuck on a problem or having a hard time putting your creativity to good use on a project, meditation is a useful way to overcome mental blocks and generate new ideas. That’s because meditation promotes divergent thinking, opening up the limits of your mind to allow you to think outside the proverbial box. Huffpost notes that sometimes emotions get in the way of creativity. If you find yourself blocked by emotions or stress from your life, meditation will help you push past those barriers.

You can enhance your meditation practice by creating a tension-free space at home. Simply decluttering, cleaning, and letting more light in can promote positive energy and boost your practice.

Spend Time with a Child

Ah, the glorious days of childhood, when our imaginations ran free! We were always busy envisioning life as the monarch of some far-away land. Fairy tales don’t have to be mere memories when you reach adulthood. Spending time with children can help you tap into your own long-forgotten creativity when you fully immerse yourself into the fantasy game of the day.

There’s no shame in getting down on the floor and building amazing Lego creations or donning some fancy getups to play the part of the evil witch. It’s a great way to relieve stress on days you just don’t feel like adulting, too.

Go Exploring

Going to new places and doing new things is great for the brain, so if you feel blocked in, branch out for a bit. Even if you don’t venture far from home, changing up your routine and scenery can spur a fresh frame of mind and new ideas. Consider renting a vacation home and doing things you don’t normally have the time to do. By choosing a “staycation” in your own city you can save money and cut down on the stress involved in farther destinations, yet you’ll reap the benefits just as if you had taken a trip abroad.

If you feel like you’re not a creative person, try a few of these activities and let go of mundane, day-to-day tasks for a few hours. You might be surprised to find out you still have an amazing creative capacity; you just have to learn how to tap into it.

By Gabriel Patel | Health Well Wise

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