WebStamp is Changing its Format

 I have enjoyed bringing Calgarians WebStamp for the last 10 years. I am now retiring and moving east out of the province. The new format will continue encouraging people to pursue Make A Difference with M.A.D. Moves. However, WebStamp will no longer be demographic-specific, we will nevertheless continue to inspire all Canadians to become part of the M.A.D. Movement. There will no longer be Issues, but categories of interest that help Canadians discover how they could Make A Difference toward a more sustainable and comfortable lifestyle. WebStamp will also accept articles and publish them as long as they meet the Make A Difference criteria. Stay tuned for the New WebStamp this fall. 

Marinus (René) Verschuren
Editor in Chief 

WebStamp's Current M.A.D. Moves

 WebStamp's last article looks at the impact of Calgary's proposed new zoning bylaw change

Check out the Triangulation Podcast and learn about the new 3-Army Chess variant I designed and am hand-crafting.. The only resemblance to chess is that it uses playing pieces that move similarly to chess.

 The plans for Calgary's new Event Centre are soon to be revealed. There is still time to save the Historic and Iconic Saddledome. Progress is good, but at the expense of losing our history, it is not. Become part of the M.A.D. Movement and help Make A Difference in saving our past. Voice your opinion by taking the 1-question survey and help save the Saddledome.  

WebStamp Current Article ~ July 17, 2024

Overcoming Creative Blocks: Proven Strategies to Break Through Creative Blocks

Creativity isn't always a constant flow; sometimes, it hits a block. Whether you're a writer, artist, or anyone in a creative field, hitting a wall can feel like a daunting hurdle. However, with the right strategies, you can tap into new sources of inspiration and reignite your creative spark. In this guide, WebStamp explores various techniques to help you overcome creative blocks and rediscover your passion for creation.

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Revitalize Your Workspace

Sometimes all it takes to jumpstart your creativity is a change of scenery. By altering your surroundings, you stimulate your senses in new ways, inviting fresh ideas to the surface.

Consider rearranging your workspace, adding vibrant colours, or incorporating elements that appeal to your senses, such as scented candles or comfortable textiles. A visually and sensorily stimulating environment can provoke new thoughts and perspectives, essential for breaking through creative stagnation.

Dive into Video Creation

Diving into video production can expand your creative horizons significantly. Create free videos online; this dynamic medium offers vast possibilities for expression and communication. Utilize a free video editor to assemble your footage, allowing you to experiment with adding audio, changing video speeds, and animating elements. These tools enhance your videos and broaden your creative skill set, making conveying your vision and ideas easier.

Experiment with New Techniques

Sticking to what you know can often lead to creative ruts. You open yourself up to unexpected inspiration by trying different methods or tools. Whether experimenting with new software, adopting a different artistic medium, or simply changing your routine, each new approach offers a chance to spark creativity. Embrace the unfamiliar and allow these fresh experiences to lead you to innovative ideas and creative breakthroughs.

Engage with Creative Experts

Engaging with material from experts can dramatically enhance your creative output. Attend workshops, read books, or watch tutorials from leaders in your field. This exposure provides new knowledge and inspires by showing what's possible. Seeing how others solve creative problems or adapt techniques can offer you new strategies and the motivation to apply them to your work.

Boost Creativity with Physical Activity

Physical activity is a powerful tool for clearing the mind and enhancing mental function. Regular exercise can help reduce stress and improve focus, creating a mental environment conducive to creativity. Whether a brisk walk, a yoga session, or an intense workout, moving your body can lead to a clearer mind and open the floodgates of creative thought.

Cultivate Mindfulness for Creativity

Mindfulness and meditation are essential for calming your mind and enhancing creative thinking. Focus on the present moment and clear your mind of clutter to create space for new ideas. Regular practice will aid you in approaching your creative projects with a fresh perspective and a renewed sense of purpose.

Embrace these practices to foster deeper insights and clarity in your creative endeavours. Dedicate yourself to mindfulness and meditation to stay connected to your creativity and inspired to bring new ideas to life.

Learn from Setbacks

Not every idea will pan out, but that doesn't mean your effort is wasted. Accept and learn from failures—it's crucial in your creative process. Each setback offers valuable lessons that refine your skills and understanding.

These experiences fuel your future creative endeavours with new insights and resilience. Remember, setbacks are opportunities to grow and innovate. Trust in your ability to turn challenges into stepping stones toward success.

Simplify to Enhance Creativity

Large projects can feel overwhelming, causing creative paralysis. Break your project into smaller, manageable tasks to make steady progress without feeling overwhelmed. This approach maintains momentum and clarity, enabling you to focus on one aspect of the project at a time. By doing so, you can discover more creative solutions and reduce stress throughout the process.

Wrapping Up

Patience, experimentation, and a willingness to step outside your comfort zone are crucial in overcoming creative blocks. Employ these strategies to discover new inspiration and maintain your creative flow. Remember, persistence is critical to breaking through these barriers.

Stay open to exploring different paths and approaches to nurturing your creativity. By embracing challenges and learning from setbacks, you can cultivate resilience and expand your creative horizons. Keep in mind that every obstacle is an opportunity to grow and innovate. Trust in your ability to overcome hurdles and unleash your full creative potential.


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Article written by:

Sharon Redd

Sharon Redd created Live All the Way to help others live life to the ABSOLUTE FULLEST. She believes life all the way is a life with all the toppings! It’s ordering guacamole and queso at the restaurant. It’s wearing those bright pink shoes, no matter what anyone else thinks. It’s using your formal china for every meal and hugging your friends every time you see them. It’s eating ice cream for breakfast and so much more. Her goal, each and every day, is to live all the way and her mission is to help others do the same.

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