How to Inspire Creativity this Winter

February 6, 2013 Aaliyah Madadi

It’s just about that time of year when the excitement of a season change, the magic of the first snowfall, and the joyous buzz of the holiday season are behind us for another year. For many of us in the Northern hemisphere, we’re about ready for winter to be over and to jump back into our shorts and t-shirts. While it’s likely becoming increasingly more difficult to get out of bed in the mornings and sludge your way to work in the cold, here are some ways to inspire your creativity even throughout these winter months!

Play Some Tunes

Sometimes all you need to spice up your creativity is some music that lifts your mood and gives you new perspective. Songza is a great source for finding playlists that suit your mood or activity. You can use their Music Concierge to suggest playlists depending on the time of day and your activity, or you can browse through popular playlists to find the perfect mix of songs for a midday energy boost. HypeM is another good avenue for finding music to pump up your day. The site curates songs from music blogs all across the web and categorizes them based on what’s popular on social media or based on what’s new. You can listen to a lot of fun remixes and it’s a great source if you want to find new and trending music. 

Bring the Coffee Shop to Work

When the thought of walking outside to grab your morning or afternoon coffee is simply unbearable, bring your favourite coffee, tea, or lattes with you to work! We’re all caffeine lovers over here at Uberflip, so we make sure that we’re fully stocked on essentials such as black tea, green tea, and a variety of speciality coffee. It’s easy to feel deflated or tired during the dull winter months so having your caffeine fix readily available in the office is sometimes the easiest way to pick yourself up so you’re ready to tackle the day.

Embrace the Great Outdoors

Yes, I know…the temperature is freezing, there’s snow everywhere, and it’s cold. But you’ll be surprised how much more awake and alert you’ll feel even after a short brisk walk outside. When you’re about to hit that afternoon lull, grab some of your co-workers and go for a walk. You’ll be amazed how much the cool air and physical activity will recharge and maybe even inspire you throughout the rest of your day. Remember to take some time to appreciate the beauty of the winter season, from the icicles on the buildings to the snowflakes on branches…it’ll make these next few months just a little bit better!

How do you inspire creativity throughout the winter months? Let us know in the comments!

About the Author

After graduating from the HBA program at the Richard Ivey School of Business, Aaliyah launched her career as Marketing Coordinator at Uberflip! Prior to her HBA, Aaliyah also completed a Bachelor in English at Western University.

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