Today we take another look at creativity. I think we’ve established the need for us to be creative. So now, let’s see what we can do to improve our creative abilities.
- First, you need to encourage it. If we encourage it, it will increase. This is true of most thing in life. Encouragement can work wonders. So how can we encourage our creativity? Here are some more suggestions:
- Keep an ideas journal. We’ve looked at this before. If you do this regularly, you’ll notice that you often start having more ideas the moment you start to write. How often have you had a wonderful idea, but when you got home, or when you woke up the next morning, the idea was gone? By writing it down immediately not only do you ensure you will remember it, very often your subconscious works on it. You may well waken in the morning to find your mind has transformed it into something fresh and creative.
- Pay attention to your creativity. Your subconscious mind tends to give you more when you pay attention to a subject. If you ignore the creative aspects of your life, you are telling your subconscious that the issues are unimportant. If you consciously take note of your creative moments, deliberately look for opportunities to be creative, your subconscious mind will start feeding you more creative ideas. Strange, but true.
- Practice your creativity. For example, if you often paint or write, try something new. Try turning your painting upside down, or take your writing to the park. Aim to get your mind working outside its regular patterns. Drive to work via a different route. Have a picnic meal in the sitting room instead of at the table. The point is to get you mind working outside of its regular patterns.