Let the Creative Juices Flow

As I mentioned to Joye from View From My Garden, I’m having difficulty in pursuing the artful life. The day-to-day world keeps getting in the way. Luckily, I stumbled on a writer’s blog at Plum Cider, With Lemon and his 51 Ways to Jumpstart Your Creativity. The list is inspiring and has helped me, so I thought I would pass it on.

51 Ways to Jumpstart Your Creativity

  1. People watch.
  2. Read a book.
  3. Blog.
  4. Take a nature walk.
  5. Snuggle with your sweetie.
  6. Try a new recipe.
  7. Learn about a new place you’d like to visit.
  8. Window shop.
  9. Finger paint.
  10. Rearrange your writing space.
  11. Knock out chores on your to-do list.
  12. Tell your kids a ghost story.
  13. Call a friend for a chat.
  14. Meditate.
  15. Listen to music.
  16. Take a new route home from work.
  17. Start a journal.
  18. Take an afternoon nap.
  19. Make an ice cream sundae.
  20. Exercise.
  21. Turn off the t.v.
  22. Talk to your cats.
  23. Cuddle with your dog.
  24. Light aromatic candles.
  25. Play twenty questions with yourself.
  26. Pretend you’re a historical figure and take a personality quiz.
  27. Interview yourself for an imaginary newspaper.
  28. Start a dream diary.
  29. Drink good tea.
  30. Go on a photo safari in your back yard.
  31. Read poetry.
  32. Go to a museum or art gallery.
  33. Adopt a houseplant.
  34. Pick a random picture and write 100 words about it.
  35. Join a ‘100 Theme’ challenge.
  36. Find a writer’s group.
  37. Take your notebook or laptop to your favorite restuarant/coffee house.
  38. Explore your local Main Street.
  39. Research your family tree.
  40. Write flash fiction.
  41. Send your favorite celebrity fan mail.
  42. Take a bubble bath.
  43. Get a massage.
  44. Buy a good pen.
  45. Designate a ‘writing uniform’ and wear it.
  46. Keep an idea book.
  47. Pick a theme song.
  48. Research another culture.
  49. Keep fresh fruits and veggies in your fridge.
  50. Get plenty of rest.
  51. Just write.
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About Jill-O

a girl who likes lakes, trees and critters; making an attempt at living the artistic life.
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