10 Ways to Get Those Creative Juices Flowing

“Do something creative every day.” Anon.

Have you hit a rut? Sometimes that happens. We get to a place where we’re staying a blank page or canvas, void of ideas and the creativity has come to a dead halt. Usually, this means it’s time to take a break and change things up a bit to get those creative juices back flowing.

When creativity flows, it flows. But when it stops—oh the panic. Of course, which makes it worse. However, there is no need to fret. The creative rut tends to not last long. Sometimes your brain just needs a break to process and reboot. There are various methods you can try to get those creative juices flowing.


Try centering yourself with yoga or meditation. Not only can you clear your mind, but you can also become introspective, which will release a new positive wave of energy. This can positively impact generating creative ideas.


Travel is one of the best ways to gain new experiences and open your mind. Anywhere you go you can encounter something new that may jumpstart an idea. Your experiences can also influence new work. Find different sources of inspiration in a new destination, by immersing yourself in a new culture, or by getting that week of desired relaxation.


Take a break once in a while! Sometimes we get caught in the drudgery of working 24/7 without taking a moment to rest and recuperate. This can have a serious impact on our creative juices. So, take that break, even if it is small. You’ll find that by doing this you may increase your creative conductors.


Sometimes, sitting down for a good meal can do the soul good. Indulge in your favorite sweet or tantalize your taste buds with a good meal and wait for inspiration to strike.