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How to boost your Creative Thinking
Creativity is the process of bringing something new into
being and it is a skill that needs constant cultivation. People assume that
because we’re not naturally gifted with it, it’ll never happen to us. But
there’s good news: anyone can learn to be creative.
It only requires passion and commitment to keep doing new things in a different way.
Creativity isn't a skill restricted to artists, musicians or writers; it is a useful skill for people from all walks of life.
When it comes to work, thinking creatively plays a vital role. At times, doing the same type of work becomes too monotonous. That’s when your creative thinking and implementation helps. The creative way that he/her choses to think on, will keep the morale boosted and motivate the person to do better in the future.
Creative thinking is also important for other reasons:
· Creatively provides immense freedom.
· We become more confident in our ideas
So here are some ways to boost your creative thinking:
Step out of your comfort zone
It is always said that pushing your boundaries will allow you to broaden your horizons and discover new ideas. Therefore, don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone, and seek out new assignments. You can ask someone close to you for an exciting assignment that you wouldn’t normally do on your own. This will help you get past your creative block, because once you start feeling less comfortable and begin to push the boundaries, you’ll have more chance of shaping new ideas.
2) Do Things You Wouldn’t Normally Do
Whether it’s watching a film you aren’t typically interested in or doing an activity that you wouldn’t usually be seen doing, by exploring new experiences you automatically allow yourself the opportunity to learn new skills.
3) Ask Yourself ‘What If?’
Whatever you’re dealing with, always consider other options or outcomes to your scenario by asking yourself ‘what if’? By looking at several different alternatives, you’ll have a better understanding of developing creative solutions to problems.
4) Other voices and perspectives.
We often struggle to think creatively because of the limitations of our own. We see things from only our point of view, and that prevents us from “thinking outside the box.” To resolve this, you need to talk to other people and get their perspectives. If you’re trying to solve a problem, talk to other people dealing with the same problem, or even better, talk to someone totally removed from the problem—they may see it in a different way, and one that illuminates the true root cause of the problem.
5) Take a Walking Break
Research has shown that the simple act of walking can boost your creativity, and it doesn’t matter if it happens inside or outside—so get moving!
To conclude, If you have ideas but don’t act on them, you are imaginative but not creative