Sometimes I feel like my creative mood gets pushed aside but all the other things going on in my life. There are a few things I do to get me back in the creative mood that I thought I’d share with you! Who knows, it might even inspire you to get creative Here are five things I do
1. Turn up that music!
I don’t know about you but music is a huge factor at changing my mood. It doesn’t matter how horrible my day has been, sometimes just turning on a good tune will make me forget about everything else and put a smile on my face
2. Change my scenery.
Sometimes picking up all my stuff and moving to a different place really changes my mood. I notice a lot during the winter that being cooped up inside really puts a damper on my creativity. The best thing for me to do is take my camera, notebook, pencil, and find a new place to inspire me. If scenery doesn’t do it for you – window shopping ALWAYS fixes my problem. One trip around JoAnns and I’ve got a million projects I can’t wait to tackle
3. A Good Old Fashioned Magazine or Book.
I may be the only person who still buys magazines but I love reading about other people’s inspiring stories and designs that they make. I also love flipping through the pages and thinking – I’d love to do that in my house! Who cares if it’s a small cheap craft that you might not even keep – if it gets you back into be the creative person you miss, the job is accomplished!
4. Good Old Pinterest Never Fails
I could probably blow an entire hour without blinking an eye when it comes to pinterest. If you have no idea what I’m talking about – you need to google it now!! There are thousands of pictures on clothes, styling, hair, home decor, recipes, crafts, and pretty much anything you can think of on Pinterest. I’m a huge fan and it easily gets me motivated to try something new.
5. When everything else fails – take a breather.
If I’ve tried everything above and it still seems like I’m not feeling the creativity – sometimes I just take a break. Plan a day of relaxation and resting. A nice long hot shower, maybe make your favorite meal, or if you are like me – purging some of the stuff around your house to feel less cluttered! That always puts me in a good mood
Let us know what you do to find your inspiration and keep motivated in the comments section below! We’d love to hear it.