Creative thinking has a myriad of benefits that you can use every day in the real world, such as:
- You can achieve more with fewer struggles.
- You’ll stand out from the rest of the crowd.
- Your self-confidence will increase.
- You’ll earn the respect of peers and colleagues.
- Satisfaction in every part of your life will increase.
- Both the spiritual and mental aspects of your life will be enhanced.
- You can make a difference in the world.
You may not be feeling very creative right now but believe it or not, you can train yourself to be more creative. Here are some tips on how to change your life by becoming more creative.
Get Creative With Color
It doesn’t matter if you have not talent for painting or drawing you can still enjoy the creative benefits of using color. Coloring pre-printed images has the same effects as meditation. It lowers your blood pressure and heart rate, slows your breathing, increases your focus and boosts your creativity. You can get all of these benefits from the Coloring Book for Me & Mandala by Apalon Apps, with the added bonus that you can take it anywhere, without having to carry a coloring book and pens.
Branch Out to New Thinking
Thinking about a new subject or activity is a great way to get your creative juices flowing. Pushing yourself outside your comfort zone will kick your creativity into high gear and before you know it, this will spill over to other aspects of your life. Try a class in pottery, woodworking or jewelry making, learn a new language to take up knitting.
Creative Problem Solving
Solving a problem is not all about brainstorming. If you stuck with a dilemma and you can’t come up with a solution, change your environment. Go for a walk, visit your local museum, take the tube into the city. You’ll be surprised to find that letting go of the problem and changing your scene could quickly yield a solution.
Try Flash Fiction
Flash fiction is a form of very short story writing, typically around 100 words. You can check out some stories here. Now try writing a story yourself in just 100 words. It’s certainly a challenge, but it will stretch the limits of your creativity and push you beyond them.
Maintain your Curiosity
Always be curious, learn about new things, never stop questioning. Often a number of random, completely unrelated things will come together and create a new and innovative idea. The truly creative person is curious about everything. She wasn’t to know how everything works, how to make it, who invented it, when things happened and where.
In the hustle and bustle of your daily life, it’s always good to take time out and do something that will enhance your creativity. Not only will this inspire you, it will also make you feel happier and more fulfilled in your life in general.