15 Ways to Restore Your Creativity

Demand Success was a blast, and running Tenacity5 through its inaugural year has been exciting. The work has been intense, and I am starting to lose my creative edge. It’s a challenge all communicators face sooner or later.

Fortunately, I just went on vacation in the Outer Banks, and am likely restoring my mojo. That being said, I really am struggling with writing a significant post on work/rest/life balance, a la Arianna Huffington’s Third Metric. So I mailed it in, and instead am offering this BuzzFeed-esque pictoral, 15 Ways to Restore Your Creativity.

Here we go!

1) Take a Vacation

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Nags Head Fishing Pier by Northern Tony.

2) Explore a Different Creative Path

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Painter’s Palette by Eli Goren.

3) Meditate

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Meditate by Arinna.

4) Go to a Live Event

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Natitude and Penants by me.

5) Watch a Movie

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Cinemark by Richmond Confidential

6) Hike in Some Place of Natural Beauty

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Patagonia River Valley by me

7) Take a Nap

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Family Nap by Maciej Dakowicz

8) Watch the Sun Rise or Set

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Sunset Over Cameron Run by me.

9) Journal

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Journal by Kanghee Rhee

10) Play with Your Kids (if you have them)

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Soleil Climbs the Awakening by me

11) Admire Someone Else’s Work

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El Ateneo by me.

12) Visit a Museum

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Gugenheim Museum Bilbao by Bastian Sander

13) Play a Game

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Cards on Parade by Magnus Lundquist

14) Work Out

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Image by Ron Sombilon

15) Enjoy Time with Your Partner

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Siluetas al amanecer by Juan Paradeda

What would you add?

17 thoughts on “15 Ways to Restore Your Creativity

  1. Whenever I feel I’ve hit the creative wall, I just push through. I force myself to carry my camera everywhere I go and keep shooting. Sooner or later it comes back.

    • Ha, I wrote this on Wednesday last week before I departed. Read your post, hope it gets you were you need to go, but most importantly, have a great week! Will comment.

    • Journal writing is really helpful. I am a big fan of Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way and the journalling exercises she prescribes.

  2. I love this. Of course. Loved the images. It was a mini-break and here’s what just happened in the four minutes prior to my reading this post. I looked up from my laptop and out my window at a stunning view of mountains and trees and realized I’ve been oblivious to this for the past four hours. And I leaned back and then I saw this.
    I’d add – if nothing else, just get up and go take a walk without devices. Enjoy whatever the view is wherever you are.

    • Thank you, and good point. Presence is really under-valued in this online world. Hope you had a great rest of the day!

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