Since #WeirdWaysToBeCreative was trending on Twitter this week, why not talk about it here on the blog. Plus, the weirdness runs ramped at Keep Strong.
Weird (adj): Someone who is excessively amazing. ex: Psshhhh, that girl's so weird that she's f*cking amazing.
Number 1: Keep bath markers in the shower.
Change your scenery and brainstorm in the shower. Mark up the shower walls with washable markers, then snap a pic of your creation. It can be nonsense doodles or your company's marketing plan. Whatever it is; write, draw, and shower it out. You can buy washable bath tub markers on Amazon.
Number 2: Go for a skip. Not a walk.
This is a tactic I've personally used and it actually works. Skipping as an adult feels so stupid that whatever creative blockers were inhibiting me before, are freed through the silliness of skipping. You don't have to skip a mile, but maybe just one round around the office.
Number 3: Go to a cultural market.
Instead of hitting up Wendy's for your deluxe meal, go to your local cultural market. The world is much bigger than our line of vision and exploring other cultures is a good reminder of how big the world really is. Open your mind to the possibility that we all have different life experiences. Culture plays a large part in these life experiences.
Number 4: Work at an unusual time. Like 3am.
And if 3am is your usual work time, then switch it up just for a day. While this might instill a fear of sleep deprivation, the sacrifice will be worth the creative juices.
Number 5: Get a random side gig.
If you work behind a computer all day, get a side gig bartending for the weekend or drive for Lyft a few hours on a Friday night. Whatever it is, find a creatively low pressure work opportunity where you can make a few extra bucks while giving the creation part of your brain a break.
I hope these five weird ways to be creative jolt a magnificent creation from that mastermind of yours.