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    28 Ways To Help You Get Inspired When You're Feeling Anything But

    You'll be churning out things in no time!

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    1. Twang away on this beginner's ukulele that might inspire you to try your hand at a new instrument. It's waterproof, too, so you can even bring it along on the next camping trip without any fear of damage.

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    The ukulele also comes with online lessons and a carrying case.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $119 (available in five colours).

    2. Spice up your life a little with this homemade hot sauce kit. It has everything you need to create the condiment of your dreams. Plus, trying something new might kickstart some unique ideas of your own!

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    Make sure you use the included glove during the process if you don't want to accidentally irritate your eyes or nose.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.99.

    3. Digitize your sketches with this drawing tablet. The compact pad takes up minimal space, but has over 4,000 levels of pressure sensitivity to accurately track your pen movements and create the artwork of your dreams. Bonus: There's no danger of smudging your creation.

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    Reviewers say it's super ergonomic and easy to use! It's leftie- AND righty-friendly, too, and comes with three downloadable programs to get you started.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $139.95+ (available in two colours and two sizes).

    4. Use these erasable gel pens to help get the creative juices flowin'. Scribble away as much as you like! Then just erase whatever you don't like later.

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    They're retractable, and refillable, too. And the special thermo-sensitive ink disappears is formulated to disappear with friction, so you won't tear a hole in your notebook the next time you want to erase something.

    Get a pack of seven on Amazon Canada for $21.29 (available in 12 pack options).

    5. Listen to the uplifting and powerful Hamilton soundtrack recorded by the original Broadway cast. This smash hit is sure to shake some of your own creative ideas loose!

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    Follow Founding Father Alexander Hamilton's meteoric rise through the budding government of the U.S., as sung by Lin-Manuel Miranda and his fellow castmates. If that doesn't push you to have a few revolutionary ideas of your own, I honestly don't know what will.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.26.

    6. Crack open a box of fresh, vibrant dual-ended markers and get doodlin'. It doesn't matter what you draw, or sketch, or outline, as long as you put pen (or marker) to paper!

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    Each marker also has a fine tip for detail work. Don't be afraid to try metallic ones, too.

    Get a pack of 48 markers on Amazon Canada for $33.99.

    7. If you're still not feeling the creative spark, try using the markers on an adult colouring book until a few ideas come to you.

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    The aggressive wording might be just the thing to help you vent some of your frustration! Reviewers love it, too, saying the paper is excellent quality.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.05.

    8. Shake up your regular routine with a deck of bucket list adventures that'll make your dates waaaay more interesting. Reviewers love how these inspired them to try new things together.

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    The deck includes 100 cards.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.99.

    9. Brew some of these whisky and rum barrel-aged coffee beans into a hot cup of inspiration. Don't worry, these beans are as non-alcoholic as they come, but a shot of delicious caffeine might be just the ticket to shake your brain out of its stupor.

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    Get a sampler set on Amazon Canada for $44.95.

    10. Practice Shavasana with this instructional yoga mat. Printed illustrations mean you'll never worry that you're doing the pose wrong — you'll be able to focus on breathing and relaxing your mind instead!

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    And since you've got a literal blueprint of popular poses at your feet, you'll be able to diversify your practice at home. Reviewers love how spongy and comfy it is, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $38.97+ (available in six colours).

    11. Get inspired the Hemmingway with a stainless steel whisky nosing glass for your favourite creativity-inducing libation. They're shatterproof, rust resistant, and temperature regulating to keep your drink cool 'til the very last drop.

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    Taking a few moments to enjoy a quality beverage can take some of the pressure off from desperately trying to be creative. Just make sure you edit your work the next morning!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.99.

    12. Dive into some great literature with this Kindle Paperwhite that weighs a hundred times less (trust me, I did the math) than cramming all those books into your bag. Maybe reading some excellent works of fiction or excellent biographies will help your own ideas come easier.

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    One battery charge lasts for weeks! Plus, it comes with free (you read that right!) 3G wireless. Reviewers can't get enough — they say it's durable, lightweight, and that the anti-glare screen is a game-changer.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $209.99+ (also available in a Wi-Fi only version).

    13. Bake up some ganja goodies with the help of this edibles cookbook. Each of the 30 recipes yields delicious, low-dose treats that'll improve your culinary skills while (hopefully!) giving some much-needed creative inspiration.

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    Get the Kindle edition on Amazon Canada for $9.99 (also available in hardcover).

    14. Capture your thoughts, ideas, jokes, and sketches in this leather notebook, regardless of where (and when) you have them. The durable tanned leather cover is refillable, so you'll have it forever.

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    You can also get a couple extra inserts, if you find yourself filling up the pages a lot faster than you expected.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $35.99+ (available in three options).

    15. Tease your brain with this 3D wooden puzzle block. It's basically like 3D Tetris! Reviewers love that it's great for all ages, too.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $34.99.

    16. Access all the best TV and films with the Amazon Fire TV Stick. You'll be able to surf Netflix, YouTube, Crave, CTV, NHL, Prime Video, and many other subscription services — no smart TV necessary! Get ready for some upgraded Netflix n' chill.

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    It plugs right into the TV, and with the Alexa Voice Remote, you can easily access and control content from all platforms.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.99.

    17. Upgrade your handwriting from childish scrawl with this lettering and calligraphy guide. It's filled with exercises and mini projects — because you can do better than bubble letters.

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    Get yourself some brush pens, too, so you can get going right away.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.11.

    18. Strum your way to inspiration with a thumb piano (also known as a kalimba) that even comes with instructions for beginners. I love its tiny size, so you can get inspired on the go.

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    Reviewers love the great range of notes, and that they're actually etched into the keys (and not just stuck on as a sticker).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.99+ (available in three colours).

    19. Write out some positive affirmations with this bottle of capsule letters that's the millennial equivalent of those little message hearts, and guys, it's just as cute. Write a little note to self on the tiny scrolls inside any of the 90 capsules, then unwrap when you need a bit of a boost.

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    Warning: if stranded at sea, we do not suggest using this as a source of communication.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    20. Reduce eye fatigue, dark circles, and stress with this foldable Bluetooth eye massager that uses air pressure, vibration, and a hot compress to ease these unpleasant conditions. No one will know that you pulled an all-nighter to (painfully) eke out that essay.

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    It can even play your favourite music from your smartphone during the treatment for maximum relaxation. And because it's foldable, it's small enough to fit into your carry-on or work bag. Since a USB charger isn't included, make sure you get one.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $75.99.

    21. Take your art game from analog to high-tech with this USB-powered tracing light box. Switching up your medium can be just the ticket to take you out of your artistic slump. It's perfect for tattoo design and tracing, sketching, 2D animation, and product design, too!

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    The ultra lightweight design makes it portable, too. And the use of LED lighting prevents harmful radiation while also minimizing eye strain.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.77+ (available in four styles).

    22. Kickstart some bright ideas with this Spark Creativity book. It's basically creativity in a box! The prompts apply to almost any creative pursuit, so you're almost certain to get unstuck.

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    Just a note: Even though they do a fair job at imitating them, these aren't actually real matches.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.64.

    23. Immerse yourself in music with these Urban Ears Bluetooth headphones that deliver rich sound while being incredibly cushy and comfy. Some studies say that listening to classical music can improve creativity, so go ahead and give it a shot.


    With these, you'll be able to listen to Bach or Mozart for more than 30 hours on a single charge. And with a handy control knob, you can adjust the volume, skip tracks, and even take calls on the go.

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $87.71+ (available in eight colours).

    24. Plan your next adventure, à la Eat, Pray, Love, with this scratch-off map. You'll be able to track where you've been, and easily see where you'd still like to go (and hopefully pick up a little inspo along the way). Plus, it's a great way to #humblebrag about your travels!

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    The huge map is incredibly detailed: It shows major cities, geographic landmarks, as well as political borders. And reviewers love that it looks even better once scratched!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $28.99.

    25. Get lyrically inspired by some of music's greatest talents with these Music Genius playing cards. With cards spanning multiple decades and genres, you're sure to find yourself feeling motivated to write some hit tunes of your own.

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    Also available in Art Genius and Writers Genius.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.71.

    26. Fidget your way to some great ideas with this thinking putty. It'll stretch, bounce, and relieve any stress you might have from your creative blockages. And because it's silicone based, it'll never crumble or dry out.

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    Reviewers love how well it works for people who struggle to focus, too!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.95+ (available in 12 colours).

    27. Unlock your writing potential with this Storymatic game that has trillions of story-starting combinations. The ideas are open to interpretation, too, so you can really let your imagination run wild.

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    Some reviewers have even used this in drama or creative writing classes to help get the creative juices flowing.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $71.21.

    28. And finally, take your first step towards a Grammy with this songwriter's journal that'll let you write music, lyrics, and even guitar fingerings. It also features tips, prompts, and little nuggets of wisdom from the very best songwriters to keep you motivated in your musical journey.

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    It has enough space to write 72 songs!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.99.

    No excuses!

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