6 Ways to Increase Your Creativity

Exercise Your Creative Muscles

Julia Amante
7 min readAug 1, 2022


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Don’t you wish you could flip a switch or turn a dial and increase your creativity? Boy, I do, especially on those days when I’m tired or not motivated to write.

But here’s the problem . . . we’ve been conditioned or brainwashed into thinking that creativity IS something we can turn off and on, and worse, that some of us have it and some of us don’t.

The good news is that you are not creative only when you sit down to write a story. Creativity is not the act of making something like a beautiful painting, pottery, or writing a book. Creativity is the act of expressing your true unique self as you move through life.

Whether you’re a writer or not, you can consider yourself a creative person. Writers enjoy expressing themselves through writing, but that’s only one way be creative and share that creativity.

So, our job is to fix the problem or error in thinking. First, you must know that your creative dial is always ON. It may be turned down because you have been too afraid to be creative or you’ve refused to use your creativity, but it’s still on. And second, understand that we are all creative spirits. Wouldn’t it be silly to think that only a small percentage of the population was “gifted” with creativity and the rest were not? Writers, firefighters, financial planners, truck drivers, auto mechanics, people from all walks of life are creative; everyone has a creative spirit.

When we sit down to write a story and feel like, “nope, I’ve not nothing” what is happening is not that you’ve lost your creativity. You creativity is not hiding and it hasn’t abandoned you. You might be out of practice, or you might be so overwhelmed by other life issues that your creativity is not flowing as easily. But it is still there. Let’s talk about strengthening those creative muscles and helping your creativity flow more easily.

Trust the Process

Don’t try to force creativity. Instead, try to think of everything you do as a creative act. What am I talking about? As you move through your day, notice and appreciate every unique way you accomplish your tasks. You get into your car to drive to work? That car is a representation of you and your…



Julia Amante

Women’s Fiction author, Speaker, and Writing Mentor. Connect with Julia multiple ways with this link: https://linktr.ee/juliaamante Join her free JA Newsletter