People seem to have the misconception that only a elect very little are able to unleash a steady flow of creative genius. That is not true at all. The fact is, creativity is like a muscle that needs to be exercised in order to consistently give out great results. If you don’t practice harnessing creative thinking, this skill will atrophy into nonexistence. But practice working on it and this skill will soon come to you whenever you want it.
So how do you unleash your creative thinking?
First, become a human leech. No, we’re not talking about just sucking the blood out of every living being available, we’re saying that you should choose in as much knowledge and learning you can find. Read everything available — good and bad, and keep your mind open to the infinite possibilities of the universe. The more you know, the more you’ll want to know, and the more your faculty of wonder will be exercised. Prepare to be amazed at tiny facts that add a bit of give color to into your life.
“Once we rid ourselves of traditional thinking we can get on with creating the future.” — James Bertrand <<Click to Tweet>>
Focus on a creative activity everyday. Yes, it’s an effort. Even doodling is a creative activity. Do not let anything hinder you. Mindlessness may be a creative activity, but for people who are just starting out to unleash a little bit of creative thinking in their lives, it is helpful and encouraging to have concrete evidence, that, “hey, what I’m doing is getting somewhere.” So why don’t you try it. Practice drawing for a couple of minutes every day. Bring out your old camera and begin snapping photos like crazy. Preserve a journal and prepare a point to pen in it religiously. Another cool idea is to write by describing something with your five senses. Try to avoid vague adjectives like “marvelous,” “amazing,” and “delicious.” Before you know it, you’ll have built yourself a little portfolio, and you’ll be amazed at the growth you’ve undertaken after amassing all those works of art. Who knows, you may actually take to liking those things you do everyday. Attractive soon those things will become a part of you and you’ll be addicted to these creative exercises.
Think out of the box — or don’t. Sometimes, constraints are actually a good thing. Limitations discipline you to work within your means. It enables you to be more resourceful. Creative freedom is great, but limitations enforce discipline.
Try something current everyday and let your experiences broaden your perspective. Explore a fresh district in your neighborhood. Spend an afternoon in a museum to which you’ve never been before. Chat up someone on the bus. Open up to the people around you. As you thrust yourself out of your comfort zone more and more each day, your sense of adventure grows and so does your zest for life. Think about it.
When was the last time you did something for the first time? If it’s been a while, I tell you, you’ve been missing out on a one lot of experiences that could’ve added to your growth, emotionally, mentally, physically, or spiritually. Why don’t you try bungee jumping today? Not only will you acquire knowledge, but you will additionally have plenty of stories to share, enabling you to practice your storytelling skills and making you the life of the secure together.
Embrace insanity. As John Russell once said, “Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting.” Exactly! Every creative persuasion was once deemed insanity by other “normal” people at complete time or another. Luckily, that did not stop the creative geniuses from standing by them. The thing is, sanity or being normal confines people to think… fine, normally. Rethink limits.
Creativity is essentially breaking through barriers. Yes, this includes the bizzarre and the downright strange. An example of a creative personality would be George Washington, who often rode into battle naked, or James Joyce, who wrote “Dubliners” with beetle juice for an severe fear of ink, or Albert Einstein, who thought his cat was a spy sent by his rival. It’s important that your creativity doesn’t get you detached from the real world completely.
I hope this article has inspired you to start thinking beyond your “limits.” If you follow these steps very soon you’ll be living a life full of interesting adventures. Unleashing your creative thinking will bring about a new zest for living life.