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Four Things That Helped Me Reignite My Creative Itch

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One of the best things that ever happened to me this summer is finding my creative side again. As easy as it felt in the past to sit back and allow the feeling of comfort take over, I realized now that living a life with purpose is the most valuable life to live. And what I mean by purpose is allowing the life you currently live around you inspire you to create a life you want to live for the future and that begins for me at least with creativity.

But sometimes trying to find what the best creative outlet for yourself can be different for everyone but for me, it took a few things and I thought it’d be fun to share in hopes that it can help anyone who’s currently in the same position I was a few months back. Here are four things that helped itch out my creative gene to reappear:

  • Spend more time outside. — People watching to sightseeing, everywhere around you is content itself. Spend more time outside to get a sense of your surroundings because at the end of the day what you’re surrounded by and what you allow yourself to be surrounded by is the foundation you’ll be standing on to grow from there.

  • Try new things. Sometimes in order to find what your passion is or what helps bring out the creative itch inside you is by trying new things to learn more about what you like and dislike to do. This year, I decided to invest in myself and took my new favorite photographer Sam Dameshek’s Workshop in NYC and hands down one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

  • Scroll through a variety of social media outlets to draw inspiration. — Tumblr has always been my favorite place to go to when it comes to looking at photos of the world from images taken around the globe to just simple lifestyle shots. Another social media platform I’ve also used recently is Pinterest and as much as people see it as a DIY platform, there’s also a lot more Pinterest has to offer to help draw inspiration.

  • Get some sleep. — In order to create content, you’ll need energy. There’s nothing worse than running on empty and being in a rut at the same time. Try to schedule in some extra time to sleep to provide you the energy to take in what inspires you to create what you love. Also, sleep also brings up tons of dreams either of the past or new ideas you never thought of so why not! Another outlet to help find creativity, hell yeah.