1. Don’t be scared to embarrass yourself.
The fear of shame and embarrassment can hinder your creative spark. For creativity to thrive, you will need to be willing to fail, make mistakes and even look silly. Once you understand that the embarrassment is worth the creative gain, you’ll be able to push on!
2. Start a new hobby
Take guitar lessons, learn to cross-stitch, try to paint a landscape. There are many things you may be unfamiliar with – pick one. Struggling to learn a new skill can create healthy new thought processes. The act of learning a new creative skill can build your confidence to become more creative.
3. Put it in your calendar
Although this may seem counter-intuitive, scheduling a ‘creative time’ in your calendar will enable you to fully dedicate some time towards this endeavour. It will also mean you’ve got a bigger chance of actually doing something!
4. Always keep a...