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Do you want to unleash your creative inspiration and explore your passions in a few, easy steps? If you wish to start a creative business online or you are looking for ways to express yourself, creativity is the key to both entrepreneurship and play.
Most have us have been there – at least, I have: staring blankly at the notebook, willing the words to come, ready for some serious creativeness… And nothing happens. Nothing. At. All.
Why pursue creative inspiration
Whether it’s your hobby, soul-saving method, or you are looking for ways to become a creative entrepreneur, a spark of imagination is something we may need – be it for your blog, novels, copywriting, mug designing, photography, printable collection, sewing project. You get the picture, so lets get to the action.
Give yourself seven days to increase your creativity and see what hidden gems you find in yourself. Creativity brings back that joy and authenticity that so easily gets lost in the everyday hustle.
Or do you simply need inspiration for blog posts, ideas for new products or printables, fresh thoughts to bring into your creative entrepreneurship? Read on to kickstart your creative journey and bring magic and imagination into your life.Click here for my llist of handy resources that’ll simplify your life as a creative freelancer, writer, and creative biz owner.
Day 1 – Create a mood board
Let’s jump right into it by crafting a beautiful mood board filled with inspiration. If you haven’t made one before, read on for everything you need to know to get started. Mood boards are especially helpful for three things:
- Get your creative juices flowing
- Crafting a design project
You can choose to craft the boards on paper and with real props, or you can let your imagination run wild by creative online mood boards. Canva is perfect for this. Best of all, their templates are free to use.
If you need some inspiration, head over to Pinterest and have a look. I have created a board specifically for
Pin everything that inspires you. When the timer runs out, make a note which ones appeal for you. Now you´ve got a pretty good idea which colors, themes, images, etc. that appeals to you. Use this to develop your boards further. Before you know it, your creative inspiration should be flowing back to you.
Unsure where to get images? Please have a look at the following:
- Pixabay: Pixabay is a favorite for completely free images.
- Unsplash: Another favorite for free images.
- Envato Elements: Unlimited design projects for a small monthly fee, including grids, stock photos, pre-made scenes, scene creator, and graphics.
- Creative Market: You can buy templates, mock-ups, and bundles for mood boards while supporting individual artists at the same time.
Day 2 – Create for the sake of creating
Creating inspires more creativity, so sometimes those roadblock needs tearing down by just doing something. Don’t worry about other people seeing it, do something entirely for your own sake.
If you think it is difficult to get started, feel free to read my blog post for five easy steps to instant creativity. I have noted down some easy tasks you can implement right now. Grab a pen, brush, or camera and get started.
Day 3 – Daily Meditation spurs creative inspiration
Many people, including me, find that mindfulness and meditation may increase creative inspiration. It is certainly worth a try to see if it works for you. You don’t need much time or special preparation, even five minutes where you focus on your breath may help.
Stress can often cause creativity to stagnate, and if that is the case for you, I would recommend taking a few moments for your workday to meditate. There are so many resources for meditation out there, that I recommend you having a look and deciding what works best for you. Search for meditation and creativity look at YouTube if you want to get started for free.
Day 4 – Put on some music and move your body
Do you ever dance alone in your living room, with no-one watching? Are you able to completely let loose and engage in beautiful music? If not, I recommend that you try. Honestly, I felt so awkward at first. I was so self-conscious, even though no-one could see me, except my cat. And let’s face it, cats judge us no matter what we do, so we might as well ignore it, right?
Music inspires creativity, and dancing certainly helps to break out of your set patterns. Have you ever heard the saying “motion dictates emotion”? Exercise creates new thought patterns.
Dancing to music you love may boost your mood. Last, but not least, you break out of your usual, everyday patterns to pave the way for new, more creative and passionate routines.
Day 5 – Explore inspiring content
It’s all too easy to get caught up with the everyday hustle and bustle and forget to do things for ourselves. However, taking time to enjoy inspirational content may help you in your business life too. If you run out of ideas, you might not need to work more; you might need to unwind with a good book, pretty music, or an exciting series. Inspiration is
A little advice: Whip out that timer again and head over to Pinterest (I am a huge Pinterest fan if you have not noticed). Make yourself an inspiration board. You can set it to private if you don’t want anybody but yourself seeing it. Set the time for 30 minutes and pin everything that catches our eyes. Now you should have plenty of materials to get you going.
Day 6 – Head out in nature
Nature is well-known to inspire creativity. Go for a walk, visit a park, or if you can’t do any of that; close your eyes and visualize yourself being in beautiful nature.
A simple task: If possible, bring a notebook and sit down under a tree. Close your eyes and try to breathe. Calm down. Unwind. After a while, starting writing, drawing, or doodle on your notebook. Create whatever comes to you, even if its simply describing what you see around you.
Day 7 – Ask others what inspires them
Ask others about what inspires them and what gets their creativity going. If you do not have any around you to ask, there are plenty of Facebook groups to ask. Find something relevant to your niche, whether you are a female entrepreneur or a crocheter.
Note down everything that could be relevant to you, and explore different options. Don’t be afraid to try something new or very different for what you are used to. It might be just the thing you need.
Rounding up your 7 days of creative inspiration
After these seven days, you should have discovered new sources for creative living. Not everything might seem right for you, and that’s okay. Take what you need and leave the rest.
I would love to hear what you’ve come up with or your experiences with the progress. Please feel free to leave comments, and share the blog post so we all might get a little inspiration in our lives.
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One last thing before you go
Did you get some ideas for a creative online business? Why not get started with an Etsy shop to start earning on your new, inspiring thoughts? For example, if you want to create mugs, tote bags, or other accessories while outsourcing the shipping, you can apply your designs to products on Printful and sell them on Etsy.