Do you ever wish you were more creative? Well, here are three methods to help stir up your creativity juices and get you inspired.
Look through the eyes of a child. Try to capture your childhood curiosity. Allow yourself to be excited about things, to enjoy the present moment. Try to detach yourself from what you thought was real and look for the imaginary and magical possibilities.
Allow yourself be illogical. We so like to tie things up in neat bundles. We prefer solutions to problems, and answers to questions. To be creative, we need to be comfortable with things that don’t fit.
Make New Connections. When you learn new facts, connect them with others. Take two seemingly unrelated items and bring them together, and you may be surprised what you come up with. For example did you know that ice cream was invented in 2000 BC? Early references say the Roman emperor Nero (A.D. 37-68) ordered ice to be brought from the mountains and combined with fruit toppings, and King Tang (A.D. 618-97) of Shang, China made a concoction created from ice and milk. Yet it took another 3900 years for someone to come up with the idea of an ice-cream cone! When you take two seemingly unrelated items and use the spark of creativity that genius happens.