Discover the Creative You
I get it. You Aren’t a Creative Person
You’re the type who likes to sit at home with your favorite blanket and binge-watch Netflix while eating ice cream straight out of the carton. Or maybe you prefer to read books instead of writing them. Regardless, there are many benefits to becoming more creative, both in your personal life and in your career (if applicable). In this article, I’ll explore what creativity really means, why I think everyone should be more creative (including you!), and how you can make the most of your natural ability or forced circumstance by becoming a more creative thinker!
What is Creativity?
Creativity is the act or power of producing or bringing into existence something that has never existed before. It is a process involving imagination, invention, and innovation, and it can be applied to any field of human endeavor. The phrase “creative thinking” is often used to refer to the human tendency to make novel associations between existing ideas or concepts, but when we say creativity we usually mean an act that produces something new.
Why Should You Become More Creative?
- You’ll be more successful. In a world where success is defined by being creative and innovative, anyone who wants to get ahead needs to develop their creative side. A study from Duke University found that people who are more creative tend to earn higher salaries and make bigger contributions to society than those who aren’t.
- You’ll be happier. Not only do happy people live longer and have better work-life balance, but they also tend to be more successful in their career and social lives as well. In short: creativity begets happiness—and vice versa!
- You’ll be more open-minded (and thus easygoing). Creativity is all about being able to see things from different angles, which means that if you’re too uptight or rigid in your thinking patterns then you might miss out on some great opportunities for growth. The good news? Being open-minded isn’t just about adopting new ideas; it’s also about letting go of the old ones when necessary!
How to Become More Creative
Here are some ways to become more creative:
- Take a walk in nature. Studies have shown that time spent in natural settings can boost creative thinking. Nature gives you the chance to reflect on yourself and your surroundings, which encourages you to make connections between seemingly unrelated things. It’s also a good way to reduce stress and improve your mood, which will help you feel more relaxed when trying to come up with new ideas.
- Meditate regularly. Meditation is often associated with the arts and other areas of personal development; however, it can also help you become more creative by enabling you to focus on one task at a time without being distracted by other thoughts or feelings that may be competing for your attention—like fear or worry about what others might think about your new idea!
you know exactly what action steps need to be taken next rather than feeling overwhelmed by how much work needs to be done right away (and potentially giving up before even starting).
Find a Time and Place to be Creative.
A time and place to be creative. When you have a moment, take a look around you. What are your surroundings? Is there something in your immediate area that could inspire you, like an object or color? If so, make it into inspiration for future projects! If not, try looking at things from different perspectives: what do other people see when they look at this object? How does it make me feel?
It’s important to find an environment that allows for creativity so that when you get the inspiration to create something amazing (like I did), it will be easy and straightforward for you to do so.
In the end, creativity is a skill you can learn. But it’s not one that comes easily or quickly. You have to be patient and keep trying different things until you find something that works for you. And even then, it will never be perfect—we all make mistakes along the way! So don’t worry about that too much either: just keep going forward because one day soon (or maybe today) your creative efforts will pay off big time!
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