Feeling kind of stressed out and looking for a way to spread your creative wings without investing a ton of time? Whether you need something simple and relaxing or you’re looking for some inspiration to do something a little bigger, any one these options below will help you get started on some soul-filling creative “me” time.
10 Ways to Be More Creative Today
- Get Creative in the Kitchen
Whether you’re the primary cook in your home or someone else is, everybody’s gotta eat! I think that being creative in the kitchen is one of the best ways to multitask. You can get your creative fix as well as feed your family. Who doesn’t love that?
- Adult Coloring Books
This is an easy one to do when you’re watching TV or hanging out with your kids. You can buy these coloring books almost anywhere (this is my favorite at the moment) and they’re a great way to do something with your hands while get a chance to mentally relax.
- Write a short story
Personally, I think there’s nothing quite like a good short story. Fiction changes our lives and there’s something incredible that happens to us when we write it ourselves. There’s so much freedom that comes with picking up a pen and writing about things that are important to us, without having to concern ourselves with reality or even truth telling.All writing takes work, but unlike a memoir or novel, short stories are a more manageable size project. If you’re quick, you could write one a day! Not sure how to start? Here is a great book to help you get started by the editors of Writer’s Digest.
- Re-style or Repurpose ONE Room in Your Home
Girl, I know you’ve been looking at that dream kitchen or master retreat on Pinterest or in your favorite home magazine. Why don’t you go for it?
- Edit Your Photos Easily with Lightroom
If you’re a mom, I’m guessing that your phone is FILLED with pictures of your kids, right? I hate it when I get the perfect picture of my sweet baby, but the lighting is off or it’s too grainy and it doesn’t look so great. However, I took a course that helped me turn some of my pictures into professional looking, frame-worthy masterpieces. Editing can feel a little tedious at times, but it is also a great project you can do over time and not all at once!
- Instagram Photo a Day Challenge
Instagram can be a wonderful thing. One of my favorite things to do is to follow different month-long challenges. Search for monthly photo challenges on Instagram and start one! Often they’ll look like this:
- Daily Journal — Art or Writing
Chronicling your life is one of the most cathartic things you can do. It’s incredible to complete a year and have something tangible that documents where you’ve been and how you’ve grown. That’s why I love journaling. Sometimes a journal entry is several pages long as you work out something critically important to you. Other times, it’s just a few lines. Either way, documenting your journey.I think this also extends to art! If you were to do one drawing a day in a journal, how awesome would that be to look back and see what you created each day?
- Learn How to Create Amazing Graphic Designs with Canva
Whether you’re using them for your blog, for your social media pages, tags for organizing items at home, or even trying to start a little side hustle, Canva is a great, free resource for amateur graphic designers. They have great tutorials to help you get started and to learn how to create practically anything. Click here to get started! Did I mention it is FREE?
- Upcycle Your Trash and Unwanted Items
Everybody’s got trash. Why not do something good for your soul AND the Earth by putting your creative skills to use by upcycling your trash. There are all kinds of inspirational ideas on Pinterest!
- Learn How to Do Calligraphy
Whether you’re hoping to open up an Etsy shop or just want to make pretty things for your friends and family, calligraphy is a wonderful skill that you can use as much or as little as you like. Here’s a video on how to get started:
Whatever you decide to do, make sure you share it with me on social media or in the comments below!
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