55 ways to get unstuck…

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Feeling creatively stuck? Here’s 55 quick things you can do to unstick! All in less than 5 mins. GO. 

  1. Doodle.
  2. Write a note to your inner artist.
  3. Write a haiku.
  4. Mimic a bird.
  5. Draw a self portrait in 60 seconds.
  6. Take a photo of an item that inspires you.
  7. Find a new recipe and commit to making it this week.
  8. Write a Limerick.
  9. Tie your shoelaces with your non-dominant hand.
  10. Make a paper airplane.
  11. Dance on the spot to silence for 60 seconds.
  12. Hand write a letter to someone who you admire. Post it.
  13. Describe your favourite colour without using that colour’s name.
  14. Write down a word that you really like the sound of. Sing it.
  15. Rub your head and belly in opposite directions.
  16. Draw the letter ‘A’ in 10 different ways.
  17. If you could circumnavigate the globe, what route would you take?
  18. Sit in silence for 2 minutes and listen to the music of your breath.
  19. Close your eyes. Place your hand on your head and feel the texture of your scalp.
  20. What colour would you be if you were a colour?
  21. Draw your favourite childhood toy.
  22. List 20 uses of a tea pot, other than for tea
  23. Set a timer for 5 minute. Keep writing without stopping until the buzzer sounds.
  24. Write your name with your non-dominant hand.
  25. Take a picture of your feet- what surfaces do they touch?
  26. Sing out loud for 3 minutes. Don’t stop.
  27. Take a picture of the ‘essence’ of something in front of you. What is its real beauty?
  28. Memorise a poem you love.
  29. Draw a picture of snakes and ladders.
  30. Look up: take a picture. What do you notice?
  31. Shake your body for 2 mins. Yes, shake it.
  32. Drink a glass of water from the opposite side.
  33. List your top 5 of your favourite things. Now list them backwards. Now alphabetically. Now backwards alphabetically.
  34. If you could be an animal, what would you be? Make that sound.
  35. Pretend to be rain falling.
  36. Think of the word ‘black’. Now dance the opposite.
  37. Conduct an imaginary orchestra.
  38. Bark like a cow. Moo like a dog.
  39. Draw somebody standing on their head.
  40. Set a timer for 5 min. Invent a board game. Go.
  41. Spell your full name backwards.
  42. Make up an alphabet.
  43. Draw the best slide you could ever imagine sliding down.
  44. Draw a pattern with circles and triangles.
  45. Write down 10 things you used to love to do when you were 10. Do one of those.
  46. Set a timer for 5 mins. Invent a robot. Go.
  47. Mimic a dawn chorus.
  48. List 5 textures you really like.
  49. Think of the word ‘good’. Now sing the opposite.
  50. Invent a new game using a piece of fruit.
  51. Create on paper the best day of your life. Draw the details.
  52. If snakes could draw, what would they draw. Draw that….
  53. Walk backwards in a circle
  54. Use your camera upside down.
  55. Set a timer for 5 mins. Make up your own ‘Get unstuck list’. Go.

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