1. Step AWAY From the Computer / Take a Break
Sometimes you have to buckle down and power through to accomplish your goals, but when creative block hits and you can't work for another second without screaming, switch to another, non-computer task.
2. Get Moving: Walks and Workouts
Exercise is a proven creativity booster, start slow and introduce a daily exercise routine. It can be as simple and walking around your neighborhood or workspace. I try to bike or walk daily.
3. New Experiences, Go Somewhere Different, Explore
I see so much of my colorful neighborhood while walking that I never do while speeding through in my car. Start with exploring your own back yard and branch out, check out a restaurant in town you've been dying to see or visit a new park.
4. Change-Up Your Work Area/Environment
I constantly change-up my work-space, adding new inspiring photos, rearranging the art, streamlining things for efficiency and keeping things fresh. It's a gimmick, but it helps!
5. Eat Brain Food
Your brain must FEED to keep the creative juices flowing. In an emergency, caffeine will help! Instead of relying on caffeine, try to incorporate:
Try: Omegas from flax seeds/oil and fish/fish oil, coconut oil, whole grains (for lasting energy), broccoli, tomatoes, nuts, pumpkin seeds, blueberries are all excellent choices for brain boosting. Start the day with oatmeal sprinkled with blueberries and ground flax seeds or one of my smoothie recipes above.
Bonus: Combining physical activity and a new experience is said to be the greatest creative booster. Go running with...an octopus. Learn fly fishing, go canoeing, sky dive with an Optimus Prime, try something novel that keeps you moving!
Got any tips for creativity and motivation? I'd love to hear 'em, do share in the comments!