Thursday, January 09, 2014

creativity boost

When you meet someone do you ask yourself if they are creative? I'm starting to. I asked myself if I am creative. My answer was, "Not enough." Creativity is a skill that has to be honed. It can be too. This just takes practice and careful thought.

There are practical ways to develop creative aspects within your life. Creativity takes exercise. Here are some exercise tips:

  • Draw or doodle daily. This doesn't take much time or space. Materials are easy: pencil and paper. You "get" the picture.
  • Read. This needs to happen daily too.
  • Capture your ideas. Capture them in your mind. We all have heard that writing then down is important. I feel that keeping them in our minds is much, much more important.
  • Take a walk. If the weather is not to your liking, take a mental walk instead.
  • Change your routines. This means mixing up your daily rituals. Try it.
  • Increase your curiosity. Wonder about what the Mars rover is doing? Find out. Google search is a good place to start.
We are in an information age. Creativity, at any level, is essential for a better mind to capture and use this information. Exercise your creative juices with this in mind.

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