How Can I Spark My Imagination?
As a business owner, you'll need to use your imagination from time to time. Maybe this is when you plan or create your social media posts or devise a new product or service. You'll probably use your imagination for areas of your personal life too.
But when we get so busy with the practical elements of operating our business and dealing with our family and home, we don't always give time to developing our imagination or actively using it. Maybe you have woken up to discover one day that you have almost entirely left your imagination behind in your childhood.
Whatever your circumstances, if you feel like you lack imagination at the moment, you might be wondering how you can get it back. The good news is, that there are many ways to spark your imagination to bring it back, and my favourites are listed below.
Try Something New
One of the main reasons you lose your imagination as you age is that you learn exactly how the world works, leaving no room for you to wonder about the unknown. An excellent way to get your imagination going again is to try something unknown to you. This can be anything from a new hobby, visiting a new restaurant, or a vacation to somewhere new.
Journaling regularly can help spark your creativity, especially if you engage in a string of consciousness thinking. You just let your mind wander and write down whatever comes to mind. This freewriting can help open your mind to new ideas and refresh your imagination! For best results, you should try to journal as frequently as possible, maybe even every day if you can.
Read Imaginative Media
As you age, you are exposed less and less to imaginative media. Gone are the days when you would read books about castles, dragons, and far-off lands. So help get your imagination going by rereading some fiction novels! There are many fiction novels in the adult section for you to enjoy, but don't be afraid to venture to the Young Adult section. You never know what amazing story will get your mind going.
Make A Vision Board
Do you have goals in your life that you are nowhere near achieving? Well, surprisingly, achieving goals takes a fair amount of imagination! Creating a visual image of your goal, like creating a vision board, can help get those creative or imaginative juices flowing. This is especially true when you make a physical board using just supplies you can find in the house (or maybe old-fashioned magazines). Likewise, it takes creativity to transform unused stuff into a vision board.
Overall, sparking your imagination isn't hard when you know where to start! If you want to get yourself back to a creative state of mind:
- start by trying something new;
- incorporate journaling into your everyday life;
- read more imaginative media, and
- make a vision board!
Before you know it, you will be feeling more imaginative than ever before!
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