Spring is a season of new beginnings, and the perfect time to clear away the winter cobwebs and blow off the dust. Inspiration and motivation can feel fleeting sometimes, and it’s easy to let the wind die out of your sails this early into the new year. But now that we’re moving past winter and into sunnier days, it’s time to break out of that slump and boost creativity this spring! Here are a few simple tricks to try this season:
1. Dive into New Music + Update Your Playlist.
This is why we love Spotify’s “Discover” feature. Chances are, you listen to the same albums or playlists over and over again. There are so many amazing bands and musicians out there to help fuel your creativity. Start on the “Discover” page and play around until you find something upbeat that speaks to you. Then party on from there! Here are a few of our favorite playlists to help get you started.
2. Revamp Your Workspace.
Whether you work from home or in a corporate office, giving your workspace a facelift can breathe new life into your inspiration. Add a fresh bouquet of spring flowers, trash all the extra clutter and treat yourself to a pretty essential oil diffuser to liven up your space. We love these home office décor ideas.
3. Take Creative Field Trips.
This is something our founder, Taylor Sterling, is currently implementing and we think it’s a great idea! At least once a month, set aside a day to close your laptop and venture out to somewhere new. Visit a new local museum or art installation, hit up your local botanical garden or take a road trip! Getting out of your office and into new places will boost creativity faster than you know it.
4. Tap into a New Skill.
Have you always wanted to try watercolors or macramé? You don’t have to commit to a full 8-week course. Lots of boutiques and venues host weekend one-off classes in all kinds of creative mediums. Pick one that you’ve always wanted to try and let the creativity flow!
5. Freshen Up Your Wardrobe.
There’s no better time to Marie Kondo your life than in spring! Ditch the dingy shirts and same old leggings and revitalize your wardrobe. If you are excited to get dressed and ready each day, you’ll be more likely to tap into your creative side and avoid burnout. We recommend working on a capsule wardrobe this spring because you toss the clutter and love every piece in your closet!
6. Create a Vision Board.
If you visualize it, it will materialize…or something like that, right? Whether you are old school and like to tear pictures out of magazines, or if you could spend hours scrolling Pinterest, create a vision board to help redirect your creativity. Pick a color palette that inspires you and pull as many beautiful images as you can find that speak to your soul. Even if you don’t tape it up on your wall, the simple act of making it will help light the creative fire.
7. Refresh Yourself with Some Self-Care.
Start each day doing something for yourself before you crack open that laptop. It could be something as simple as a new luxurious skincare routine, or spending 10 minutes meditating before you start your work. Whatever it is, make sure it’s something you look forward to doing, and isn’t just another box to check off. Starting your day off with simple joys is one of the easiest ways to ensure a creative boost.