5 Morning Routines To Jog Your Creativity

Have you ever felt like a zombie? Waking up and repeating the same everyday motions can be a mindless feeling. You do not wish to wake up one day and find that you have no motivation at all to carry on with your day. For a designer, it is crucial to keep up with creativity and not lose the drive to design. That is why we have come up with a few morning routines you can use to jog your creativity.

1. Have a fresh cup of coffee

Morning routines - 1. Have a coffee

Have you ever heard the quote, “Everything is better with coffee?” No? Well, it’s true! A hot cup of coffee every morning helps the production of dopamine in our brains, which leads to more creativity. Never underestimate a cup of coffee as it may help add structure to your day as well. Just think of it this way, “A coffee a day keeps the creative block away.” Now, that is an actual quote by yours truly.

2. Read a good book

Morning routines - 2. Read a book

Sometimes, it’s okay to get away from reality and read a good fictional book. I’m sure everyone has his or her own favorite book. Whether it is the guilty pleasure of a romance novel or a mystery novel, take 15 minutes out of your day to enjoy your favorite book. It will help relax your mind and put you in a good mood for the rest of the day.

3. Do some creative writing

Morning routines - 3. Do some creative writing

“But I’m not a writer” is not an excuse. Everyone has daydreamed of a world outside his or her reality. Imagine putting that fantasy world onto paper. Creative writing is a great way to express yourself in the form of words. Detach yourself from the Internet and all your mobile devices. Just spend some time alone putting your thoughts into words. This is a good way to let your creativity flow in all the best possible ways.

4. Talk to yourself

Morning routines - 4: Talk to yourself

I know, I know. You might think it’s insane to talk to yourself but honestly; it helps clarify your thoughts, which improves your creativity. Imagine contemplating a design of yours; an outer dialogue with yourself can really speed up decision-making. All in all, pay no mind to those who tell you you’re weird for talking to yourself. Tell them that it helps boost your creativity, which studies show is very true and efficient to include in your morning routines.

5. Exercise

Morning routines - 5. Do some exercise

Researchers have recently discovered that exercise is associated with improved divergent and convergent thinking, which are the two components of creative thinking. Simple exercises such as taking a walk or even a bike ride can help improve creative thought. It doesn’t take much to include it in your morning routines. All you need to do is wake up a little earlier and go for a morning walk or cycle. Experience the refreshing thrill of creativity after a good sweat.


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