5 Quick Ways To Engage Your Creativity Right Now

  1. Spend a few minutes writing a silly limerick.* (Quick reminder: Limericks are five lines. Lines 1, 2 and 5 have seven to ten syllables and rhyme with one another. Lines 3 and 4 have five to seven syllables and also rhyme with each other.)
  2. Take a five minute walk (outside, or even around your office) and pretend you’re an alien from a different planet. Really see everything as if you’re seeing it for the first time. This engages your creativity as you connect with familiar objects in new and different ways.
  3. Notice noses today. Look at every nose you encounter. Notice how they’re all different. Then write an ode to noses. Or draw a bouquet of noses.
  4. Pretend your life is a novel. Decide on a good title for the chapter you’re living now.
  5. Make a 2-minute doodle and share it here.

*Here’s my limerick:

My muse kept me up all last night,
Insisting I get up and write;
Now there’s work to be done
And I’m on the run,
And that muse is no longer in sight!

Copyright © Sandy Ackers, Strangling My Muse: Struggling to Live a Creative Life in a Stressful World, http://www.stranglingmymuse.com

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3 Responses to “5 Quick Ways To Engage Your Creativity Right Now”


  1. 1 Julee Celeste January 26, 2011 at 3:14 am

    Here’s my limerick:

    When writing a creative verse
    It’s best to be pity or terse
    If you write ornament’ly
    It seems, incident’ly,
    You’ll tend to be temped to curse!


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