We could all use a bit more creativity in business and our personal lives. It makes life interesting, solves problems and unleashes moments of genius we all have bottled up inside of us!
Creativity is a way of thinking about things – and it’s true, some people are born with more of it than others – but we can all improve.
Here are four tips to help you unleash your creativity and spark your personal genius!
- Brainstorm It. If you’re in need of a bit of creativity to solve a problem one way to access it is to have a brainstorming session. Simply pull out a pen and pad and start writing down ideas. At this point, the most important thing is not to judge or censor your thoughts. You want as much freedom as possible to think outside the box – even if that means being a little ridiculous. Once you’re done, look over your ideas, you may find that some of the best ones are the ones that sounded ridiculous at the time.
- Test It. Find out when you’re your most creative. Is it in the morning or evening? Is it after exercise or once you’ve spent time reading a good book? Try and access your creativity in different environments to find out which ones work best. Once you know what works for you, you’ll have a method by which you can access your creativity as needed.
- Enforce It. That which you practice often you get better at, right? Apply this principle to your creativity. Make it a habit of coming up with five new ideas every day; at first, it may feel uncomfortable, but you’ll find it gets easier over time. Eventually, your creativity will feel more accessible and will become a more natural extension of your thinking process.
- Embrace It. Rigidity is the enemy of creativity. If you want to get those creative juices flowing it’s important to break free from a need to be right. Creativity, in a sense, is not caring whether you’re right or wrong. The more you can learn to connect with that feeling the quicker creativity will find you.
You are a storehouse of creative energy. Learning how best to access that energy will allow you to enjoy a fuller and more productive life. All it takes is a little courage to try something new.
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