Finding Inspiration & Getting Creative

People always ask me how I'm creative all the time. 

{insert nervous giggle here}.

Wanna know a secret?

I find it hard to be creative just like you!! But I've figured out a few things that help me get those creative juices flowing...

Flip through style and design magazines. Can be furniture, new homes, decor, fashion, whatever floats your boat and you consider eye candy!

Go for a walk and turn off all the noise. Ideas will just start coming at you from all angles. I find it helpful to observe your surroundings - you never know what might spark an idea!

Brainstorm with like-minded people. Don't hold back - sometimes the craziest ideas can spawn a major lightbulb moment.

Go to a coffee shop or bookstore/library. Just get out of your normal surroundings and people watch.

Flip through Pinterest or google art or graphics, scan instagram to get ideas. Sometimes seeing ideas of what other people are doing will bring out a whole bunch of great ideas in yourself.

Meditate - I don't do this but I keep hearing how good it is for unleashing creativity. I have a hard time turning my brain off so meditation is especially difficult.

Depending on what you need creativity for, start sketching. Just doodle, play with colours and crayons or paint. Just put yourself in a different mind space and see what comes out.

I know this one might sound crazy, but if you're really desperate... Try to take a nap or take a shower. It always blows my mind how many ideas I get while I'm trying to fall asleep or when I'm in the shower. lol.

What are some ways you use to get inspired and creative?

**ps. If you're not already in there, I would love for you to join my DIY Designer Facebook Group and take the time to introduce yourself once you're added! I regularly post tips, advice and helpful articles, as well as offer opportunities to promote your business. The group is growing, and right now at the beginning stages (with less people) it's a great place to get some 1 on 1 feedback for anything design-related!

pps. The random xo below won't go away so I'm sending some hugs & kisses your way in the hope that it helps foster your creativity. HA!