Tips to Boost Your Creativity

Expressing our creativity requires the same attention to process. You can’t expect to produce a great design just because you have a seemingly great idea. There is no magic button. Whatever light bulb moment you experience has to be tempered with meaningful planning and preparation if you want to create something arresting, powerful, and lasting. If you want some guidance on how to improve your creative process, consider these tips as a starting point.

  • Work in a room with blue walls. Blue coloured walls are good for stimulating creativity.
  • Dim lighting is also good for stimulating creativity. Dim your lights or take your work to a cafe at night.
  • Have some background noise while you are brainstorming. Go to a public space or play some white noise at home.
  • Creativity flows best when you are in a positive mood. Find a funny YouTube video to laugh at.
  • Work with limits/restrictions, which will get you creative mind flowing. For example, what can you accomplish with a strict word count/time limit/budget?
  • Reframe/Re-contextualise your creative problem. Is there a better question you can ask yourself?
  • Psychologically distance yourself from your creative assignment. Look at it through a complete stranger’s perspective or bounce off ideas with another person.
  • Have a beginner child’s mind. Dream up crazy ideas and give yourself permission to let your ideas really run loose.
  • Take frequent breaks to mentally recharge as good rule of thumb is to give yourself a break at least every 90 minutes.
  • Fully engage in all five sense. This is a good way to get out of your head is you are overthinking your creative problem.
  • Constantly absorb new material and ideas to feel your imagination and creative mind, the weirder the better.

Reference : https://www.writerswrite.co.za/11-helpful-tips-to-get-you-out-of-your-creative-rut/

10 Comments Add yours

  1. I love the artwork/photo for this post…priceless imagery and exceedingly fitting to the topic! Great post. Thank you. A fun read🏋️‍♀️

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you Suzette. Creativity is all about finding new ways of solving problems and approaching situations. This isn’t a skill restricted to artists, musicians or writers; it is a useful skill for people from all walks of life.

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      1. Very beautifully stated. Yes we are created to create. Amen ❤

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  2. Needful info indeed !!! Thanks Garima😊

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    1. GS says:

      Most welcome. We all have those days where these tips can come handy.

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  3. Wonderful post. Artist, writers, scientist , painters and research workers are examples of people who require creativity in their life and profession.

    Thanks 🙏

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for the reblog.

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  4. Well-research. Interesting tips and cute picture you added! I will try out the tips in your article! Thank you for the info!

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    1. GS says:

      Most welcome Li. Glad you liked the post. Creativity helps you see things differently and better deal with uncertainty. Studies show that creative people are better able to live with uncertainty because they can adapt their thinking to allow for the flow of the unknown.

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