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How To Be More Creative

Twenty-one great articles and resources about the art and science of cultivating creativity.

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Looking to live a more creative life? You don’t have to wait around for inspiration to strike; being creative is a deliberate practice. Even if your brain feels like mush after a year of doomscrolling, there are concrete steps you can take to reboot your imagination.

We’ve rounded up some of the best resources to help inspire and stoke your creativity, including strategies for generating ideas and breaking through creative blocks, as well as advice from artists, entrepreneurs, and other great thinkers about how to live more creatively.

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How Motherhood Affects Creativity

Erika Hayasaki
The Atlantic

Cultural messages tell women that making art and having children are incompatible pursuits. But science suggests that women may become more creative after having kids.

How to Find Your Hidden Creative Genius

James Clear
James Clear

Even people of considerable talent rarely produce incredible work before decades of practice. Here’s why that is, and even more important, how you can reveal your own creative genius.

Why Walking Helps Us Think

Ferris Jabr
The New Yorker

Because we don’t have to devote much conscious effort to the act of walking, our attention is free to wander—to overlay the world before us with a parade of images from the mind’s theatre.

How to Be Creative on Demand

Joseph Grenny
Harvard Business Review

Creativity feels like an inexplicable miracle when it arrives, and we may never be able to isolate all the variables that generate it. But, in my experience, we can reliably create the conditions to invite it.