What is creativity? There is no clear consensus on the exact definition amongst psychologists. The most popular definition suggests that creativity is the ability to solve problems in new and unique ways. That is a very useful skill to have in all areas of your life. Here are 5 ways to a more creative you.
Exercise gets the heart pumping and puts you in a positive mood. The change in mood can create more creative thoughts. Regular physical activity can boost and protect your cognitive abilities.
Daydreaming is often seen as whimsical and a waste of valuable time. But, it can actually boost creativity. It relaxes your mind and helps you step outside of the box.
The solutions to other people’s problems can sometimes seem so obvious to you. That’s because it doesn’t affect you. So, when you create some psychological distance between you and your problem, you’re able to view it more abstractly.
Read a journal in a different field or take a class in something unrelated to your job. Diverse knowledge is the basis of all creative thought. Be open to new experiences and be willing to take risks.
Approach your problem in a creative way by setting yourself a word count or a time limit, just to see what you can come up with within crazy restrictions. Don’t forget to have fun with it.
Try promising yourself a desirable treat as a reward for coming up with a creative solution. Just don’t go overboard or you might stifle your creativity and demotivate yourself.
Creativity lies within all of us. Start embracing the creative process and your imagination will thrive. Think creatively about your own creativity. Listen. Explore. Discover. Open yourself to a new state of mind.