Looking to live a more creative life? You don’t have to wait around for inspiration to strike; being creative is a deliberate practice. Even if your brain feels like mush after a year of doomscrolling, there are concrete steps you can take to reboot your imagination.
We’ve rounded up some of the best resources to help inspire and stoke your creativity, including strategies for generating ideas and breaking through creative blocks, as well as advice from artists, entrepreneurs, and other great thinkers about how to live more creatively.
Image by Dean Mitchell/Getty Images
What is going on in our brains when we are creating?
Stretch your mind and strengthen your relationships with this simple exercise borrowed from schoolkids. Education innovator Sugata Mitra shows how.
A guide to changing where you live and work in order to nourish your creative lifestyle.
He calls it “The Why, What If, and How of Innovative Questioning.”
Depending on the kind of creative task a person is grappling with, certain types of music may be helpful.
The exercise-induced brain changes that may be responsible for improving memory might improve the imagination as well.
The author of The Doodle Revolution explains how this common “time waster” is really a creative launch-pad.
Striving for originality can be counterproductive when it comes to achieving genuinely fresh results.