Apart from holiday festivities, winter is often not the most liked season due to the weather that normally prevails, especially in areas with temperate climate. Most times, you just want to curl up in front of the fireplace with a hot cup of chocolate and a good book, and just pass the time.
While that sounds good, winter can actually be a time to tap into your creativity and pull out your best work yet. Here are three ways to make this winter your most creative ever.
Do Something New
One of the best ways to get a frozen creative stream flowing again is to visit new places and experience new things. Make a list of places you’ve never been and things you haven’t done, but want to (realistic and within budget of course), then do one or all of them as time permits. Opening up yourself to new experiences is bound to get your creative juices flowing. You just might find yourself suddenly overflowing with ideas.
Spend Some Time on You
When last have you gotten a new hairstyle, or spent some time at the spa? The ups and downs of life can often make you forget about taking care of number one…you, which in turn can eventually cause your creative spark to wane. There is nothing that can make you feel quite as good as getting compliments on a new look, so this winter, spend some time taking care of yourself. You never know, feeling good about yourself could push you to get those lyrics pouring from you like a burst pipe.
Reconnect with Things You Like Doing
As we get older, we sometimes don’t have time to do other things we’re passionate about. Maybe you love to cook, play scrabble or do crossword puzzles. Whatever hobby that you used to spend hours on as a child, but hasn’t touched for many years, could help you reconnect with a creative part of yourself that has also been left behind. Sometimes a little childishness or sentimentality can re-ignite waning creativity, so touch base with your past pleasures this winter.
Winter doesn’t have to be all about chills and holiday blues. Use one or all of these tips to elevate your creativity this time around.