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7 Steps to Zap Your Creativity



Do you find your life a little routine, like you’re stuck in a rut? Does it seem like you barely have time for work and life commitments, let alone creative outlets?

It’s unfortunate but it seems for many of us, the daily grind of doing what we need to do in order to survive often saps us of our creativity. Instead of being sapped, how would you like to be zapped?

How would your life be different if you were more creative? What would you do differently if you had the time and energy to tap into your creativity? Would you enjoy your job more? Would you find ways to enhance your business? Would your personal relationships be rejuvenated? Would you increase your skill in your favorite hobby? Would you be happier and more alive? Would you feel like you were living more of your potential?

I know for myself, when I am more creative, my life takes on a new energy. I feel enthusiastic, excited, and energized. When ideas pop into my head, I can either enjoy them for what they are or implement them in my life.

Everyone has a creative wellspring within them. If you’ve been sapped but want to be zapped, here’s how to tap into that creativity inside you.

  1. Look closely
    Observe the world around you. Pay attention, search for details, and notice what’s new and different in your environment rather than assuming nothing has changed.

Creativity is born out of curiosity so look for patterns in the sky, compare two trees standing side by side, watch people as they move and talk. Keep a notebook with you to jot down your observations, making comparisons, and noting what interests you. Take notes when you’re stopped in traffic, running on the treadmill at the gym, or sitting at the coffee shop.



Did you know the letters in “listen” also spell “silent”? Get silent and listen to your inner sounds. What creative ideas are trying to come through the noise in your head? What can you hear around you when you silence that inner dialogue? Creativity stems from your inner thoughts and may even come from that place where we are all connected in consciousness. Stay open to creative ideas with your ears wide open.



Great questions provoke great solutions. Ask other people, from the experts to everyday folks. Then ask yourself. Put your inner creative juices to work.









Use these 7 tips to zap your creativity and you’ll find you are happier, more alive, and more successful in all areas of your life.

Written on 11/12/2008 by David Bohl. David shares the viral message Slow Down FAST and helps people raise the roof on all facets of their lives without risking implosion. Get some must-haves here. Photo Credit: {meagen}
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