Whenever I get asked about the creative process by those whom have trouble getting words to flow out of their brain and onto a screen, I suggest trying some things to re-establish the energy. I shared these with my adult writing students; kids don’t need as much to get them going, I find.
Now I would add, do not go onto the Internet or switch on any devices. Turn them off. Be with yourself. After all, if you needed noise and constant stimuli, and didn’t like your own company, you would not be a writer! Feel free to use any of these in your own creative predicaments, whether they are in the making of words or any other form of creativity.
Turn on music and dance (personally as an adolescent at heart, the teeny bopper stuff makes me rock out, and makes me so happy, see below)
Sing and get the throat chakra to open up!
Lie on the floor on your stomach, stretch like a yogi
Take a walk, reflect on nature
Garden without gloves on, feel Mother Nature talking to you
Jump rope to get those endorphins moving
Find a hill and ride your bike down it, risk, and let the wind take you!
Take a bubble bath, and unwind
Take a nap and re-charge
Go to your closet. Clothing is a defense but can also set a mood. Dress in something colorful and different from your usual look.
Bake but don’t eat your end product. Exercise another creative outlet and give yourself credit for what you’ve accomplished!
Fantasize about romance
Laugh at what you conjure up- improvisation is the key to creativity
Ask yourself where do you want to write (I wonder if writing on the couch would be better today?)
Sit at desk with new mind-set- commit to putting something on the page
What’s your process? Do share.