Anyone who wants to try can find their expressive bones by looking within and connecting.
Being creative is a gift that can be used anywhere. Be it at home, in just about any workplace, with friends, among family, you name it- someone with new ideas and a fresh approach, who can bring life into a dusty old stagnant room is an asset. Not everyone may see it that way, but rest assured that, given time, it is.
So, how can you enhance your point of view and bring in stars and rainbows? There are more than a million ways to become more imaginative. Visionary thinking can grow in the most unexpected places and at the most surprising times.
Here are 4 tips on how to bring more creativity into your life.
1) Expose Yourself to the Right Tools
Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the landline telephone as we know it, was obviously a pretty creative soul. His first invention came to life early on.
When he was just 12 years old, story has it, he heard the wheat at his friend’s family’s mill had to be dehusked through a difficult, labor intensive process.
Hearing how tricky the whole thing was, Bell went ahead and designed a simple machine that could get the task done easily and help people out. He gave it to his friend’s family and they loved the invention, using it immediately, keeping it in place for years to come.
As a reward, the friend’s father let Bell and his best friend tinker in any way they wanted, to “invent” things in the mill’s workshop.
What’s the moral? Be close to your tools. Being in a place with mechanical parts to mess around with and problems that needed solving certainly must have played a role in sparking Bell’s inventive mechanical creativity.
Would he have invented the same device on his own at twelve, in an apartment in New York City? Maybe. Probably not.
Be close to the tools that will inspire you to create, whatever they may be.
2) Surround Yourself With Inspiring People
From artist collectives, to writing circles and financial groups, successful creative people often surround themselves with other creators they find inspiring. Find a group of others trying to do the same thing as you are, and it could move you to go further.
3) Grab An Electric Current
A recent study has shown that zapping the brain with an electric current could actually make you more creative. In fact, it makes you exactly 7.4 per cent more creative.
4) Do Things You Normally Wouldn’t
Someone once defined insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. So, if you feel stuck in a rut, try doing something differently to get the results you’re looking for. It could rewire your brain for new ideas.
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