Most people have probably asked themselves with many questions whenever they are lack of ideas in doing something. Some even said that they don’t have any talents in doing something creative. It is not all about being competitive in what you are doing whatsoever.
Actually creativity does not necessarily mean talents, although it may sound like it to you. Being creative is not a birthright. No, it is not a heritage, and talent has tiny to do with it. Creativity is a skill that can be learned and developed with an open mind.
How to Be Creative?
Experts believe that anyone can be creative, even the simplest thing counts, like how you prepare your breakfast or how you dress up yourself. Creativity, in fact, offers you opportunities to avoid mediocrity because life is too precious to be just average and typical. Bear in mind that every little thing counts.
You may find yourself lost in figuring out how to boost creative thinking in your daily basis. Fret not! As cliché as it sounds, here are some tips to follow if you want to be (and stay) creative:
As quoted by Albert Einstein, “the important thing is not to stop questioning.” Curiosity plays an important part in creativity. Why is it made that way? How does it work? What if? Why is the sky blue? It reserves new perspectives, ideas, and endless possibilities.
Create an Inspiration board
When you create a visualization of things/ideas that inspire and motivate you the most, it helps you maintaining focus on your goals and how to achieve them. Place the board where you can see it every day as a visual reminder.
Write down your ideas
It probably happens a lot when inspiration strikes in an ungodly hour or right after you close your eyes in the night. Write down everything when the idea is still fresh and before you forget them in the next minute. P.S.: keep your journal in your bag anywhere.
Read more books
By reading more books from various genres and authors, it serves you with new approaches to thinking and points of view. Not only that, but you also learn new information to jump-start your creativity.
Surround yourself with creative people
Nothing feels better than surrounding yourself in a creative atmosphere with creative people to get all the creative juices flowing. Being in the actual creative community is a game changer.
Experiencing another culture and being in a foreign country help you gaining a creative process and new perspectives as you overcome comfort zone in its natural context.
Take pictures of people, flowers, cats – anything. Visit arts exhibition, watch films, or discover visual aesthetics on Instagram, Pinterest, and Tumblr. Give it a try and immerse yourself in the experience.
Discover new music
Discovering music that you have never heard before requires you to be mindful and open-minded. It exposes you to new sounds, which help you with new ideas and creative mind.
Being creative gives you a sense of joy and emotional stability in life. There are no such things as limits when it comes to creativity. Heck, living is a creative process.