If your go-to January goals—lose 10 pounds, get more exercise, save more money—are feeling a little stale this year, try shaking things up with a more inspiring approach to self-improvement for 2017. Instead of focusing on your waistline or bank account, consider resolving to ignite your creativity.
While most people say that they'd like be more creative, few actually take steps to nurture their own innate creative potential. But there's so much you can do in your daily life to naturally enhance creative thinking and facilitate "aha!" moments—and these little steps could go a long way in breathing new inspiration into your career and personal projects.
Feeling inspired yet? Try these six science-backed creativity boosters to tap into your inner artist or innovator in 2017: