Staying inspired: How to fuel your imagination and cultivate creativity.

As a writer you never know when a new idea will present itself to you, whilst at other times they may just be non-existent. Creativity is defined as, the use of imagination or original ideas. Keeping ideas and your creative imagination is imperative, however at times this proves to be a difficult feat.

Here are 4 key ways that help to maintain creativity and inspiration:

Have an adventure or go into nature.

Go on an adventure, get out out into nature and marvel at its beauty. Or take a risk and challenge yourself with a solo adventure to a place you’ve never been before. These kinds of activities keep you humbled, appreciative and open-minded they give you new experiences which are sure to get those creative juices flowing.

Get into a good routine.

There is no one-size-fits -all schedule but experiment and see which one serves you best. I for example am a morning person, therefore I prefer to rise early and get most of my work done at the beginning of the day. I’ve found that my peak focus occurs in the morning and therefore also attempt my toughest tasks for the day at this time. One of the most important things to consider is to make sure you’re getting the optimum amount of sleep for your age, health and lifestyle. I know many writers struggle with having healthy sleep habits but this will in time inhibit your creativity so try to get an average of 8 hours per night.