6 unconventional ways communicators can fuel creativity

If your weary mind needs a jumpstart, try repairing something around the house or hitting up trivia night. For a real shot of inspiration, ask a group of kids for ideas.

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If you write, it’s an epic, daily struggle to keep pumping out fresh ideas. We communicators also must juggle—every single day—the needs of diverse, demanding, sometimes draining audiences. It’s easy to get frustrated and depleted.

Amid a steady stream of bland assignments, finicky readers (and executives) and the constant search for inspiration, what’s the best way to keep the creative wick lit?

1. Fix something. Are there certain mundane tasks around the house that you’ve farmed out to “experts?”

Whether it’s changing a tire, repairing a deck, building a fort, mending a fence, hanging a door or fixing a toilet, tinkering is an easy way to boost dopamine, and fixing something also enhances creativity.

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