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Nurturing Your Creativity


Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes –

50 Ways to Have Challenge Your mind and Express Your Creativity

1 Play a board-game: Clue, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, Mind Trap, Chess

2 Cook a new meal

3 Creatively frost a cake or bake it in a special cake form (heart, bunny, race car, sorority letters)

4 Go hiking in a new park: find your way in and out

5 Create greeting cards on you computer

6 Create a new web page

7 Get the Book of Questions by Gregory Stock and discuss with friends

8 Plan a party for children

9 Find a social problem and create a plan on how to improve the situation

10 Write a grant

11 Surf the Internet and learn as much about a single topic as you can


12 Use a class assignment to increase your knowledge or proficiency at something important to you

13 Start taking leisure classes

14 Turn one of your hobbies into a business

15Tutor children at the Boys and Girls Club

16 Sewing: cross-stitch, needle point, quilting, sew a sweater, knitting, cruel, embroidery

17 Decorate something ordinary: bulletin board, photo album,

18 Paint your room (or use wall paper which you attach to the wall with push pins)

19 Learn reflexology or massage

20 Choreograph an aerobics, dance or exercise routine

21 Listen to a book on tape while you run

22 Learn about something which your best friend is interested in

23 Each night at dinner, discuss one current event

24 Plan the most romantic date you can think of down to the last detail (then do it)

25 Hang-out at the bookstore and read books which represent your different interests

26 Start a “coffee club” to gather and discuss books, ideas

27 Plan a scavenger hunt for you and your friends

28 Teach your dog a new trick

29 Collages

30 Pottery, creating or painting

31 Flower arranging

32 Invent something to solve your most nagging problem

33 Plan a party for your friends

34 Make soaps with your favorite scent

35 Paint/color/draw

36 Help a civic organization decorate for an event

37 Make up a bedtime story

38 Write poetry, short stories

39 Create a new recipe

40 Make a coupon book for your significant other: hugs, house cleaning, car washes, dinner, etc…

41 Find a new way to do a routine task at work

42 Join an acting/drama club

43 Join a choir

44 Take pictures of nature, weddings, parties etc.

45 Redecorate a room in your house

46 Gardening, landscaping–make your patio a sight to behold

47 Create a new game and teach your friends/kids how to play

48 Crossword puzzles

49 Be a freelance writer for the newspaper

50 Pass Stress and anxiety Management

Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes currently runs an online private practice



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