7 Simple Ways to Boost Creativity at Home

7 Simple Ways to Boost Creativity at Home

Creativity happens wherever and whenever and neither is it a huge effort. We are being creative daily without being aware – from choosing the route to work in the morning to playing with our kids.7 Simple Ways to Boost Creativity at Home

Here are seven simple ways you can tap into your creativity at home:

  • Listen to music – listening to music stimulates your senses beyond limiting thought processes. See where it takes you and write down what you feel and experience whilst listening to a tune
  • Raid your fridge or kitchen cupboard on a day when groceries are scant. See what you can rustle up in 30 mins with whatever ingredients you have
  • Move the furniture around in the front room. Get creative by rearranging furniture and objects in a room. Not only will it give a room facelift, it also changes stagnant energy
  • Look through photo albums and take out some photos that you love. Take a bare wall around the house and stick some photos on the wall. Arrange them in shapes – a circle, a box or a cross
  • Take a few events from your week ahead – work meeting, school run, hanging at home, night out at a gig, meal – raid your wardrobe and create outfits for those occasions
  • Create stories with your kids at meal times depending on what they are eating e.g.. “Once upon a time there was a little tomato named Red (pasta sauce) who liked to lay down on a bed of straw (spaghetti) and grass (avocado). Kids are the most inventive and creative so allow yourself to be a child again too
  • Make recycling fun – rather than putting stuff in the recycle cart, find a new use for stuff at home. Nutella jars double up as small water glasses, and wine bottles with their cork can be used as an incense stick holder. Re-use what you have and don’t be afraid to experiment
Pic credit: Julie Ansiau
Huria Mahiou is a journalist and creative coach. She helps musicians, artists and those in the creative industries wanting to reclaim their creative mojo, as well as people from all walks of life wishing to explore their creativity. She can be contacted atwww.lifeandsoulcreatives.com