Creativity… Most people believe that it’s something god gifted.
A unique talent that cannot be gained. But the fact is that creativity is something that exists in everyone. You just need to nurse it.
We think that creativity only comes at certain times. But the fact is that new ideas or things can hit at any moment.
If you are not ready for it you’ll definitely miss it.
So here are 10 points to give a boost to your creativity.
1. DIM THE SETTING:
The first thing you need to do is fix a suitable setting. Dim the lights. Turning lights down yields a feeling of comfort, self-determination and alleviate resistance, which is the key to imaginative thinking.
Well, music can be the thing to give your mood n creativity a boost. It helps a lot for shooting the mind.
Steve Jobs used music to change his moods n keep himself creative. So it could work for u too.
3. DO WHAT U LOVE:
Albert Einstein wrote:
“I am sometimes so wrapped up in my work that I forget about the noon meal.”
That’s the way to learn the most that when u are doing something with such enjoyment u don’t notice that the time passes.
4. BE BLUE:
Color yourself blue. Yes, it might be heard funny. But it’s a fact. Blue is the hue for creative thinking. Through association with the sky, the ocean, and water most people associate blue with openness, peace, and tranquility.
Author Juliet Zhu said:
“This makes people feel safe about being creative n exploratory.”
5. JUST START IT:
Many of us have a tendency to overthink especially at the beginning. The only way to overcome this is just to start doing. Overthinking will puzzle you most of the time. So don’t think much. Just start it now.
6. STEP INTO NEW SURROUNDINGS:
New places give our minds new experiences n freshness too. The students who spent time studying abroad is more creative problem solvers than those who don’t. Perhaps because a more expensive worldview allows for more open-minded thinking. So try a new environment or even just imagine or draw on memories of a faraway place.
7. MAKE MISTAKES:
Sometimes too much knowledge can become a stumbling block rather than an enabler. Because it comes from fear of failure. Don’t let this happen. Make mistakes. Give yourself permission to make mistakes. Mistakes are the root of every successful thing.
If u don’t make mistakes u can’t learn.
So let it be.
8. BE ATTENTIVE:
Look around. Give your focus and read more. The more attention u pay to things the more opportunities u see.
Train yourself to be more observant. This will give a boost to your creative thinking.
9. EYE EXERCISES:
Yes, u read it correctly. It’s not a mistake. It’s a bit of fun actually.
Moving your left eye to right n right eye to the left gives your brain a boost of imagination. You’ll believe after practicing it. This really works. You wanna know how? Then give it a try.
10. FOLLOW INTUITION:
Your intuitions are a great source of creativity. If u can get it. Our minds have the natural ability to discern where to go when we r working on problems, and the smartest way towards the solution.
Now, to conclude this. You might have noticed that all the points are not connected with each other. They might contradict. It really depends on your need or choice which one to follow. So mix n match these creativity hacks.