Caution; finding inspiration can be habit forming. Once you start pulsating with the creative energy of inspiration, you will find yourself wanting to feel that rush of insight and new ideas again and again. Thankfully, the habit of muse seeking is actually beneficial to both you and the world at large, allowing for brave new ideas to coming pouring forth. But first, in order to make those Eureka moments a regular thing in your life, you first need to incorporate the habits that can help you find it. Creative Inspiration habits are certain rituals or routines that you can incorporate into your life to better prepare you for the moment when your muse arrives. From simple habits like remembering your camera and notebook, taking naps to recharge, or getting exercise, to more involved changes such as breaking your routine or thinking illogically; these suggestions will help you train your brain to make it a better muse receptor.
Having a notepad handy is a great way to keep your great ideas from escaping you. Everyone has had those moments when a great idea has come to them from out of nowhere, but then later, they fail to recall it. Writing down you thoughts and keeping them all in one place is a great way to keep your creative inspirations where you need them most.
By getting up and using the morning as a creative springboard, you might find that your muse is also an early rise. Spend the first thirty minutes of your day to find your inspiration. Your mind will be fresher and will be able to find your originality. Every morning might not be a morning of inspiration, but develop a habit and you will find many them will become good mornings.
Writing out your objective before you start the creative process will help you better find a clear path to your muse. Take a moment to write down what you wish to accomplish, what message you wish to convey and who you wish to convey it to.
Taking the time at the end of a creative day to write down any remaining creative thoughts, ideas, or feelings can help you find your muse the next time you are in the creative mood. It will also allow your mind to finally relax, knowing that you have taken the time to get everything out and nothing will be lost.
Old snapshots can be portals to creative inspiration and keeping a camera with you is a good way to capture inspirational moments and preserve them for later use. With camera phones and digital cameras readily available, snapping a few pictures of an inspirational scene is easier than ever. After you capture your moment, you can then save it in a special folder for easy inspirational access.
Research has shown that regular exercise actually helps increase brain activity. So, the next time you need to get your muse juice flowing, try getting a little physical. Going for a walk, run or swim will not only help your brain’s creative output, it might also give you time to contemplate on your creative endeavor.
Keeping a journal allows you to be your own muse and to unleash the creativity that may be bubbling up under the surface. Keeping a journal and writing in it on a regular basis can help you get all of your thoughts, ideas and opinions of the world out, and can be a great source for creative inspiration down the road.
Brainstorming is a great way for a group or individual to come up with a large number of ideas quickly. While all the ideas might not be great ones, the sheer volume of them should reveal some creative gems amongst the stones. Good brainstorming involves participation unhindered by self censorship or group ridicule. You never know where they next great idea is going to stem from.
Free Writing is a great way to stumble upon creative inspiration. The secret is to force yourself to write, even if you have nothing to write about except writing about how you have nothing to write about. Give yourself a time in which you have to keep writing and do not stop until you have reached it. You will be surprised at what creative gems you knock from the piñata of your mind.
Learning new things can help you get out of your creative rut and help you find your muse. Learning helps you forge new mental pathways and to see things that you thought you know about in a whole new light. Thanks to the internet, learning about a new discipline is as simple as typing keywords into a search engine.
Taking time out from work to do some serious resting and relaxing can help recharge your creative batteries. Whether it is a two week vacation or just an hour of “me time”, this time out will help refresh your mind so that you will be better able to find that elusive muse.
Lists are valuable tools that can help you get the creative juices going and may be the inspiration you need to move forward. Lists can help you find solutions to problems, and root out new ideas that you can expand upon. Whether a product of a group brainstorming session or created by a single person looking for a creative kick in the pants, lists have had a history of inspiring. Just take a look at the Ten Commandments or the Bill of Rights.
In order to gain the most from a good idea that come to you, it is important to record it, making sure to get down every detail. Whether you use a notebook, a pc or the back of your hand, it is important that you squeeze out every detail of your good idea that you can so that you will benefit from it when you come back to it.
If you got a big idea, instead of biting off more muse than you can chew, see if you can take this idea and break it down into more manageable parts. By doing so, you might find that taking on each small part of the idea, you can manage it easier and bring your creative ideas to fruition.
To bring other people down is a human condition that is closely akin from deriving pleasure from the suffering of others. In order to find your muse, you might need to shut out the musing of others. Take criticism with a grain of salt and allow you inner voice to speak up.
Knowing what situations spark your creativity is a good way to find your muse when it is not coming to you. Take note of the moments of creative inspiration, writing it down in a journal for reference later and the next time you are looking for your muse, you know a time, a place and a situation that may help you find it.
Life is truly awesome. Next time you are looking for the inspiration to create something, look back on your life and take stock in all the things that you have to be thankful for. By appreciating how sweet it all truly is, you will find yourself face to face with your muse.
Researchers, Scientists and Philosophers continue to debate the stuff that makes up our dreams. Whether they are products of synoptic misfires or they way we deal with forbidden urges at the edge of our subconscious, dreams have proven to be important sources of creative inspiration throughout the ages. Keeping a dream journal is a great way to gain insight from your nightly meanderings through the dreamscape.
Sometimes in order to find your muse, you are going to need to throw away the rules of logic. All new ideas seem crazy at first, but that does not mean that whoever thought of them was going down the wrong path. It order to be original, you might need to come up with the impossible.
Ever find the perfect piece to your creative puzzle only to lose it? Keep those stories, articles, videos, pictures, and other items that inspire from getting lost by utilizing your browsers bookmark app. You can also go old school and use an actual folder to save inspirational magazine and newspaper clippings as well as an actual bookmark to mark an inspirational package in a book.
Doing routine tasks and allowing yourself to daydream can lead to you creative insights and inspire you to find your muse. Research into the daydreaming mind has shown that the brain is very active in this state and people who tend to daydream about their future success generally end up succeeding in the future.
Setting up a deadline for completion of your projects might help spur your creativity into action. There is nothing like the relentless ticking clock to kick the mind into overdrive, willing that muse to come out. Do not be afraid to challenge yourself, and if you are a big softy about it, get your significant other to help you out.
A creative mind that is free of all other thoughts, worries and ponderings is a creative mind with better muse finding potential. Meditation is a great way to reboot your mind, freeing it up of all this clutter , making easier for you to make new connections and ideas.
While a daily routine can make the day go by faster, settling into such a groove can lead to creative stagnation. A change in some of your routines can help reawaken your mind and help with the search for new inspiration.
As a kid, your imagination helped fill up an afternoon. Now that you are all grown up, that same imagination can help you achieve you creative goals. Next time you are looking for your muse, you might find it by letting you imagination run wild. Allow yourself to be that kid again, and see what inspiration shows up.
Organized: To be or not to be, that is the question. Whether it is nobler to for the creative mind to organize their thoughts in a coherent manner, or to embrace the spirit of chaos and let it feed the flame of creativity.
Just like the bad habits in our life can end up affecting our general health and well being, bad creative habits can end up shutting out our muse and keeping fresh ideas from coming in. Take a look at your creative bad habits and see if you can put an end to them and allow new ideas and inspirations to once again flourish.
Your mind is like farmers field. If you overwork it, the harvest of good ideas will end up being scarce, but if you allow it some rest then your muse will come back to you and you will experience a bountiful cornucopia of new and fruitful creative insights.
If you are having trouble finding your muse, you should try sleeping on it. Sleep research has shown that the dream state can actually help you make connections and correlations that avoid you in your waking life. Next time you are stuck, hold your idea in your mind before bed and see if your unconscious can help you work it out.
Everyone one is born with latent creativity, but those who succeed in finding their muse and accomplishing do so because they are constantly practicing. Practice seeking creativity and watch as finding your muse gets easier and easier.