I would like to share 5 ways to awaken your creativity. Most people think of creativity as something only needed for specific types of jobs or lifestyles. But, in reality, creativity is useful in almost every facet of life. There are multiple books available that address this topic. Remember: not everything works for everyone, and you may have to experiment to find out what works for you. That said here are 5 tips for you to consider.
#1 Take a Nap
Sleep often serves as a “reset” for your brain. If you have spent hours on a problem or situation and feel stuck, taking a nap or sleeping on it can be just what you need. Often, when you awaken and return to the issue at hand, you will find that new solutions and ideas come to you in your refreshed state of mind.
#2 Talk to Other People
Just the act of talking to others can help stimulate you to think of new and creative ideas. Chatting with people you don’t normally talk to seems to be more helpful than just talking with your regular circle of influence. You never know what will be the spark, so, get out there, leave your comfort zone and engage with colleagues and strangers alike! 🙂
The more you read, the more you know (sounds like a PSA 🙂 ). But it’s true! The more information you have, the more your mind will make connections that can help you come up with creative solutions. Read books about creative thinking, sure… but read much more too. You never know where inspiration will strike- so reading whatever you can get your hands on!
#4 Balance Activity and Relaxation
As with many things in life, balance is key. Working hard, either on a specific problem or just in general is all well and good. But so is taking a break and having lazy and relaxed days. The key is to do enough relaxing to recharge your batteries mentally, but not so much that you become stagnant 🙂
#5 Care for Your Body
Taking care of yourself physically helps you stay sharp mentally. Which, in turn, helps you in creative thinking. Keep hydrated, eat good foods, and exercise on a regular basis. You’ll be alert to the great ideas sure to pop into your mind 🙂
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