9 Ways to Be More Creative

Are you a creative person? Don’t say no! All of us are meant to be creative. But in case you don’t feel creative, Danielle shares nine ideas for how to be more creative in your everyday life.

Snippet from the Show
We are made in the image and likeness of the Creator. We too are meant to be creative.


9 Ways to Be More Creative

1. Rethink what is creative. 

From cooking to dance, to creating spreadsheets and making music, there are so many ways to create!

2. Try free-writing.

This is an exercise that can help open up your mind to new thoughts and ideas. Writing without rules allows space for the creative process.

3. Take a course.

Whether on YouTube or Udemy or in a real classroom, there are so many options for learning more about creative activities.

4. Think while you exercise.

Your mind can be more open to new ideas while your body is active. Take a walk or go for a run to think up some creative ideas.

5. Change your surroundings.

Going to see a new place, talking to new people, or experiencing something different can open your mind up to new possibilities.

6. Get in touch with  your inner child.

Kids are naturally carefree and creative. Think of some way you used to enjoy creativity as a child, and try that again, channeling your younger self.

7. Incorporate breaks in your day.

Break up your work so that you have regular breaks., Creativity is stifled when you try to slog through long work sessions.

8. Hang out with others!

Do you know creative people? Hang out with them and talk about the things they are passionate about. This might spark some ideas of your own.

9. Listen to music.

Music is a powerful way to set a mood, open your mind, relax your thoughts, and focus your efforts. Experiment with different genres and see what works for you!

Listener Feedback (30:25)

Danielle heard from listener Hannah who is expecting her first child. Hannah is looking for advice on how to discern whether or not she should be a stay-at-home mom.

Song of the Week

Beautiful Life by Kat Hammock

My new book, Whisper: Finding God in the Everyday, is available to order!


Join our Girlfriends Podcast Facebook group!
To go beyond the podcast, join us at the Girlfriends Community, an encouraging and supportive online community for Catholic women from all walks of life.


You’re Worth It! A Retreat for Women
Find out more about bringing this unique event for women to your parish, group, or community. Read more and request more information here.
Or find out more about having me come speak at your parish or conference.


Email Danielle Bean
Rate and Review Girlfriends in iTunes
Leave voice feedback
Girlfriends on Facebook, Danielle Bean on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Voxer

Meet Your Host:
Danielle Bean

A writer, speaker, wife, and mother, Danielle helps women from all walks of life discover their dignity and worth so they can find peace, balance, and joy in family living. Danielle has been married to her husband Dan for 28 years, and together they have eight amazing children.

Danielle is host of The Gist, a talk show for women on CatholicTV, and author of several books, including You Are Enough: What Women of the Bible Teach You About Your Mission and Worth and Momnipotent: The Not-so Perfect Guide to Catholic Motherhood, as well as her latest book, Whisper: Finding God in the Everyday.


Never Miss an Episode!

Get show notes, exclusive bonus content, and more sent straight to your inbox.