25 ACTIONS THAT BOOST YOUR CREATIVITY
Increasing your creativity can bring you a whole new world of options to brighten your life. If you’re feeling stuck or overwhelmed, try improving your creative flow. You might be surprised how much this helps.
✓ Remember the reasons why you want to be creative
✓ Make the decision to be more creative
✓ Brainstorm new ideas
✓ Ask “what if?”
✓ Think outside the box. There’s always more than one way of doing things.
✓ Think like a child. How would a child see the situation differently?
✓ Be confident in your abilities
✓ Explore your artistic side. Draw, write, sculpt, or sing.
✓ Change your environment. Try a different setting to reflect on a project.
✓ Stay curious. Ask questions about everything.
✓ Study your subject and then study other people who are successful in that realm
✓ Take small steps and notice the details
✓ Explore. Try new things. Step out of your comfort zone. Experiment.
✓ Steer clear of judging yourself or your ideas
✓ Keep a journal. Some great ideas may come to you as you reflect on your day.
✓ Listen to music
✓ Stay away from distractions
✓ Make new definitions, erase stereotypes, and choose to see things differently
✓ Relax. Once you’re refreshed, new ideas will come more easily.
✓ See a project or task from a different perspective
✓ Create a mind map to visually represent the relationships between various ideas
✓ Ask for help
✓ Give yourself enough time to be creative on a project
✓ Visualize yourself succeeding
✓ Believe in yourself