7 Tough but Necessary Things You Must Do To Boost Your Creativity
Creativity they say is in built. If you don’t have it, you don’t have it. However even the most creative persons can have bad days. Days when their juices appear to just dry up.
On those days, you cannot just say, “emio le wa ku” that is Yoruba parlance for “I can’t kill myself” - well since it is not coming, let me rest.
Creativity is like a muscle. While sometimes, it needs little or no push, there are days it must be stretched, challenged, and occasionally pushed past its comfort zone.
Don’t leave things to chance. Ask questions, google a new word, be genuinely interested in things and people. Don’t be conformable with ignorance.
Do Things For Love
Stuck for ideas? Not sure what to do? Your life needs some balance to ensure your creativity doesn't suffer. Do something you naturally enjoy. Whether it is boring, time consuming or totally unrelated to your job. Bask in it. It can help you relax and fight stress while giving your creativity a boost.
Get Fresh Eyes
A fresh outside perspective, or three, or five, may be just what you need. Even if you don't use their advice, it may spark some new, creative thinking that will get you where you need to go.
Don’t Box Yourself
Your next idea won't come from copying what a competitor has already done. It may come from an entirely different industry and endeavour. So look for innovation in different industries and niches. Research what businesses are dominating and why?
Sleep / Unwind
You are tempted to ask; with deadlines and all the load of work? Inspiration and creativity could happen while you're sleeping or even using the toilet. A good night of rest will help you be more productive and creative. It could be while your mind wanders in the shower that you get a great idea.
Who could have “thunk” it? My friend’s doctor told him that he needs to walk more. That was all he needed for back pain and mild depression.The average person sits between 7 and 15 hours every day. Leave your desk.
Bounce Off Terrible Ideas
Perhaps looking at these terrible ideas will spark something creative that you can transfer over to your excellent idea. Now the real challenge to stretch your creativity: what are the best features of these terrible idea?