30 Ways to Boost Your Creative Confidence – Day 1

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30 Ways to Boost Your Creative Confidence – Day 1: Daydream

Hooray, it’s time for another blog challenge. I love blog challenges, they spark my creativity, help me to create more content than I normally would in a month and drive new traffic to my website. I participate in two different ones: The Ultra Blog Challenge (ongoing) and The Ultimate Blog Challenge (quarterly.)

I have been participating in these challenges for a few years and have found them very rewarding and productive. I also found that if I organize my content around a weekly or monthly theme, I don’t struggle or scramble with what to write about each day. This month’s content will feature 30 ways to boost your creativity, mixed in with some tips on why creativity is such a powerful business strategy.

The first way to boost your creative confidence is to give yourself permission to daydream.

Boost Your Creative Confidence with Daydreaming

When you were in school, your teachers got mad at you for daydreaming. You’re supposed to pay attention and keep your mind on the matters at hand. But daydreaming is actually a powerful tool of the mind that’s pure creativity in action.

Kids daydream incessantly but as adults we often forget how it’s done (or how easy it is). Start by finding a quiet, relaxing place where you won’t be interrupted. Sit and relax, and then let your mind wander.

Ask yourself: Where would you like to be right now? Choose a place you’ve been or somewhere you’ve never been and try to imagine what it’s like. Try to use all five of your senses. Feel the sunshine and breeze, smell the flowers, listen to the sounds.

Who would you like to be with? It can be someone you know, someone you don’t, or someone you totally make up. Imagine what you’re doing with them and the conversation you’re having. You can even imagine that you’re someone else.

What would you like to be doing? Think of something you wish you were doing right now. It could be anything from eating a slice of pizza to exploring a castle or flying to the moon. Imagine each motion that you perform.

When you daydream, you’re not just killing time wishing you were somewhere else. Sometimes a new idea will suddenly emerge as you dream. When this happens, make sure to grab your journal and write down what you discovered. Grab some crayons or colored pencils and do a quick doodle to capture the feeling of the daydream. Spend a few minutes today daydreaming and see what you discover.

Do you love to daydream? Never even think about it? Share you comments below!


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  1. Krithika Rangarajan on March 31, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    I LOVE daydreaming and I am going to ENJOY this series! #HUGS

    Thank you, sweetie


    • minette on April 2, 2015 at 4:59 pm

      I bet Oreo is a big help with the daydreaming, Krithika! LOL. I look forward to your feedback on this series!

  2. Peggy on April 1, 2015 at 7:57 am

    I LOVE to day dream! And I do it all the time! Some of my best article ideas come through me via day dreaming…actually, my best ideas in general happen that way!

    Can’t wait to see what the next 29 days bring!!

    • minette on April 2, 2015 at 4:58 pm

      Somehow that doesn’t surprise me at all about you Peggy 🙂 You are so creative!!

  3. Debra Oakland on April 1, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Daydreaming is one of my favorite activities to pre-pave my future through visualization. Children should be encouraged to do this. We grow up and have to re-learn the process of using our imagination to create in conscious ways. Love the article Minette!

    • minette on April 2, 2015 at 4:57 pm

      I so agree with you Debra that we must encourage our kids to use their imaginations! I watch so many adults struggle to connect to their creativity and it should feel easy, fun and playful to create consciously.

  4. laura on April 2, 2015 at 7:41 am

    I love my short naps as they put me into that place of subconscious daydreaming and bring up so many ideas that fuel me!!!!

    • minette on April 2, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      I wish I was a short napper, Laura, because you are right that it creates an awesome space for subconscious daydreaming. I love doing this in the car on road trips – that have sense of being asleep yet aware at the same time.

  5. Virginia on April 3, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    Daydreaming is a good way to relax and shift out of the more serious mode of operation where the should’s reside. It’s where we get to play in our minds, to release the restrictions. It’s the opportunity to re-connect with the dreams, desires, and do-ables. It’s our own personal space to do what we please.

    • minette on April 7, 2015 at 7:28 am

      So true, well put Virgina!

  6. Anna on May 12, 2015 at 5:24 am

    This is great, Minette! I feel so inspired right now and ready to dream and create. This series is just what I needed to boost my creative business. Thank you!

    • minette on May 13, 2015 at 12:24 pm

      Awesome, Anna, love your enthusiasm!

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