Continents, countries, neighborhoods, corners: the world is a big place full of many different places. Churches, stadiums, Castles, County Fairs: so many different places to see that you really have no excuse just going to the same handful of spots day after day, year after year. This is especially true when it comes to finding your muse. With the world being such a big place, full of so many different people, places and things, it makes sense that those moments of inspiration could sometimes be hidden in those spots that you never get around to visiting. Next time you are looking for your muse and cannot seem to find it in all those regular spots, try taking a page out of this section’s playbook and visit some different places to see if perhaps your muse is hiding in the shadows in those spots in the world you always meant to check out but never got around to visiting.
Fairs and exhibitions are the happening place to be if you happen to be looking for a bit of creative inspiration. Going to a local art fair and checking out what the artists in your area are working on could be just the thing to recharge your own creative batteries. Checking out a science exhibition could help awaken your curiosity about something new giving you new ideas for your next creative endeavor.
Galleries are great place to go to and find inspiration. By walking around and looking at the pieces on displays, listening to what other people are saying about them and discussing what you think with the other patrons and perhaps the artists themselves, you might find yourself with new creative ideas of your own.
Mother Nature with all her awe inspiring beauty and magic has a lot to offer the creative thinkers and innovators of the world. Next time you find your idea basket a few muse apples short, try going to nature and find yourself reaping the fruits of new ideas and perspectives.
We all have places right in our own backyards that we have never been to. By going to these places that you always find yourself putting off and experiencing new things, you might find your muse planting new idea seeds in the fallow fields of your creative mind.
From cinema to cuisine and everything in between, exploring other cultures is a great way to find your muse and get started on the path towards new found creative adventures. Going to a restaurant, making new friends or traveling abroad can help open up your eyes to new things and help you see the world from a different perspective.
If you are looking to kick start your creativity, why not change your zip code for a while to see if this change of pace helps give you ideas. If you are a big city dweller, visit a small town or vice versa. Cities and towns have different vibes allowing you to see and feel the world around you from a different angle.
While noise and chaos can at time be stimulating to the creative process, other times they are just distractions that end up keeping your muse bottled up. Finding a quiet place or time to sit down and reflect upon your or creativity is essential for helping you let you hear your muse through all the static that is around you.
While every artist or creative type needs their time away, visiting a crowded place can also be a great way to get ideas and inspiration for your next creative project. Being around lots of different people who are all interacting with one another is a great way to get fresh ideas. Next time you are looking for your muse visit a crowded place and see if the general chaos around you helps spark your creative fire.
Throughout history, most people believed that inspiration of any type was heaven sent. This belief can be seen in all the beautiful places of worship that have been erected. Next time you are looking for your muse, try going to a church, synagogue, mosque or other spiritual place and see if entering into a more reverential state of mind can help you better see the light.
There is a reason why they call it massage therapy. Going to a spa, or having a professional masseuse come to your home is a great way to get rid of the tension and stress that living in the 21st Century brings to you. Relaxing away the stress can help clear your mind, making it easier to find inspiration and come up with new creative ideas.
Hitting the open road, or hopping on a plane and doing a little traveling can help open up your mind to new ideas and stoke the creative fires within. Whether it is around the globe or just across town: new sites and new people can be the catalyst for new creativity.