It’s hard to muster up the energy to get out of bed in the morning during frigid winter days; working and poring over something you’re passionate about can almost feel impossible.
The winter is a taxing period of time for everyone, interrupting your everyday life, reducing your workouts and trips to the grocery store. Going to the office can be all that you do in a day, and that’s only because you have to. How do you get yourself to do something creative with this mindset? It’s definitely harder than in other seasons, but not impossible. Check out 5 tricks that can help you feel more creative in the winter:
Take a class that inspires you
It may be too much to ask yourself to get inspiration by simply looking down at a notebook, so surround yourself with creative people if you need extra help. A class can help you meet others and give you a purpose, forcing you to study and to stimulate your brain. Once this happens it’ll be reflected in other aspects of your life and winter will seem less bleak and grey.
Rearrange your apartment
Moving your body and your surroundings can help you kick start your brain, reigniting your creativity and making you feel more productive. Since you’re spending so much time at home, make your space as comfortable as you can. Shuffle things around or buy new blankets and new items that can help you have more fun while indoors.
Get out of the house
Try to get out of the house when possible, allowing yourself some distance from your place. Although it may be very cold out, once you start moving you’ll feel better, even if you’re just going to buy groceries or to visit a coffee shop.
Meditation helps people through all sorts of ruts, giving them perspective and distance from their day to day problems. If you’ve never meditated before, look for some instructional YouTube videos or download a meditation app. Getting started with the process is much easier than you think.
Schedule your days
Scheduling your days in advance is the least fun but most straightforward way of getting work done. Plan your day and commit yourself to what you want to do, making realistic to-do lists that will help you remain focused and will also keep you accountable for your plans.