Episode 30: Happiness Spells For Creativity, Imagination and Curiosity
This episode is dedicated to sparking creativity, joy, innovation and inspiration.
Being open and alert to the world around you, noticing everything you can and imagining how it might apply to what you want to do.
Reading a book on recommendation and being filled with so many ideas from it that you have to write them all down so as not to forget.
Walking into an art store on a whim and buying some brightly colored pencils just because.
Explaining the plot of your newest project to someone who’s truly interested and asks all the best questions helping you make it even better.
Daydreaming about the future, imagining what it might look like to be where you want to be.
Learning to ask the right questions, asking them often and asking them in a million different ways.
Taking a walk without knowing where you’re going, flipping a coin on every corner to decide which way to go.
Allowing yourself to be a beginner, take up something new, learn how to knit, start yoga, dancing, archery, cooking - the options are endless, what’s important is to find something that you love.
First thing in the morning, you write whatever you want for 30 minutes, whatever comes to mind, allowing free association and playfulness to help you create.
Combining ideas, words that wouldn’t normally go together to spark something new.
Trusting your intuition, you know a good idea when you hear it.
Taking out pen and paper and just drawing aimlessly, allow yourself to be young again, draw whatever comes to mind, your mind makes some marvelous connections when you’re not trying.
Learning a new language, whether it’s only a few new phrases and greetings or much more.
Cleaning and decluttering the space that you live in, when your space is less filled, the mind has more room to play.
Begin whatever it is that you are hoping to do, you will discover what it is along the way.
There is more than one right answer and there is more than one way to get where you’re going.
Absorb the creativity of others - books, music, art - these all spark that glow within you.
Forge your own path, allow yourself to follow your own ideas, you don’t need to do what everyone else’s doing.
Come up with a hundred possible solutions or projects, pick the ones that you like best to play with and focus on.
Become curious about everything, allow yourself to wonder why, if you don’t know, find out, curiosity is the greatest component of creativity and you have it inside of you.
Happiness Spells Podcast is a five minute list of all the greatest pleasures and smallest joys in life. Increase your capacity for positivity, curiosity and gratitude. New episodes every Monday and Thursday.
This episode of Happiness Spells was written, arranged, recorded and produced by Amanda Meyncke in Los Angeles, California. Our music is by Chris Zabriskie.