4 Ways to Unleash Your Creative Genius

Self-expression reduces your stress, enhances your immune system, and increases your joy. U.S. News & World Report offers the following suggestions as ways to nurture your expressive sides:

Think like a child. Children don’t have that harsh judge in their head that tells them not to bother. The next time you're hunting for original solutions, ask your own inner child.

Encourage your inner artist. Write three longhand pages about whatever comes to mind each morning. Take yourself on a weekly "artist date" to any place you find fun and interesting.

Switch it up. Find inspiration by traveling to new places or doing things differently.

Practice. Take advantage of every opportunity to be creative. The more you do it, the better you will get.