It’s time to write your blog posts and your mind draws a complete blank. All of the topics you can think of sound more scientific or like a foreign film in which no one else speaks your language. You panic because it’s getting late and the deadline you set is coming near. What to do? Everyone is expecting it and you committed to writing it.
STOP – BREATHE – GET UP!
Creativity doesn’t come in your PJs.
When you are not in motion to be creative to write, it ain’t happening. You’ve got to move, do something else so your blood can flow freely and you can experience a rush of creative thoughts almost like the ‘MDT’ pill from the movie Limitless. In the movie, ‘MDT’, is a designer drug that makes anyone who takes it have laser focus and more confidence than anyone on earth. Of course there are side effects, but I won’t give away the movie.
Here are 5 ways you can jump start your creative mojo:
Walk. Get your legs moving even if you’re just taking a few steps.
Put some get up and go clothes on. It can be jeans, slacks, a fresh pajama set, or whatever floats your boat.
Put your shoes on. Mules are great because you can just slide them on.
Grab a pen, paper, or smartphone and get those ideas down. You may feel like you’re going a mile a minute, that’s great! Go with it!
Go to a physical place where your mojo flows freely. It might be your desk, your car, the coffee shop, library, it doesn’t matter. Get there as fast as you can and continue writing.
Now you’re walking, you’re dressed…
At this point, your creative brain may have turned on already.
Curious why you’re now oozing with ideas?
Because at step number one your creative mind got turned on and your physical body followed suit with each movement as you walked, got dressed, and landed at your mojo spot.
The next time you’re having one of your moments go back to step number one. This can be used daily if needed. Whatever you have to do just get moving. Folks are waiting on YOU!
Now it’s your turn to add to this routine. Let me know what you do to get your mojo flowing with crazy creativity.
Great tips, Tiffany. Some days, it just ‘ain’t flowing’, and these ideas definitely get things moving. Thanks!
Great tips Tiffany! I use creativity daily, such a great topic 🙂
Tiffany, thank you for those simple steps. I keep my notebook with me at all times so when I get an idea, I jot it down even if I can’t start writing it then. At least the “great idea” doesn’t fly away!
Oh Yes! So many times I was blank when trying to write a post .. sitting in dreamland. Love the tips to bring back the creative mojo. Whenever nothing turn-ups, I relax myself reading the papers or just looking at people outside my house to create the creativity effect back to write something.
Tiffany, thanks for sharing this here and the tips too. By the way, your reminder about smartphone .. I have to use it whenever some ideas pop-up in my mind.
Thanks James! Glad you were able to get something from this post. Thanks for sharing:)
Reading does it for me as well and listening to good teaching tapes. and of course I spend my time with God; ask Him!! But doing something in the house gets me going. I get some great ideas when I am making the beds or do laundry and that kind of things….always thinking and always writing….good combination 🙂
Great stuff Olga! Thanks so much for your contribution to our list.
Thank you so much for this suggestion. It is tough to know what sparks creativity. Such a great title…. Mojo! And also I want to thank you peaking my interest in the movie…. now I have to wait until I can rent it… until then I am sitting on pins and needles! Thanks! LOL
Thanks Elvie! Limitless is a definite must see.