We all have the potential to be creative. It is a fundamental trait of being human – but sometimes, our own thoughts and perspectives can limit us from reaching our creative peak. This often leads to incorrect judgement and the creation of more issues than necessary. Every now and then I find myself stalled in a creative web block. Here are 7 ways to tap into your natural creativity and keep the channels unblocked.
1. Don’t Make Assumptions
When we assume, we often make an “ass” out of “u” and “me”. When faced with complex decisions and tasks, it can be tempting to make assumptions rather than taking the time to properly research and analyze all the available data. Unfortunately, this practice of “lazy thinking” often leads to incorrect conclusions and wasted time and energy.
So, let’s think about this scenario- a customer is at the bank and just as they are off to leave they turn back to tell the cashier, “Excuse me, I think you made a mistake.’ Then, the cashier looks at them with the straightest face and says, “I’m sorry but there’s nothing I can do. You should have counted it. Once you walk away we are no longer responsible. Sorry, have a good day” So they walk off muttering, “Well then, I guess I will have a good day, thanks for the extra $20.”
Tip: When you feel yourself wanting to draw conclusions, just wait until you have all the information.
2. See Things From Other Points Of View
Seeing things from other points of view is an important skill in communication and problem-solving. It allows us to empathize with a range of perspectives, to understand different opinions, and to reach positive compromises. By taking the time to step outside our own perspective and into another’s shoes, we can gain valuable insight into the minds of others. This means that seeing things from other points of view can help us develop our interpersonal skills, build stronger relationships with those around us, and ultimately create a more unified world.
Tip: Don’t have a monopoly on how things are. Things aren’t always what they seem. Be ready to consider other points of view.
3. Avoid Yo-Yo Thinking
For some individuals, their emotions can be like a roller coaster ride. One moment, they may feel incredibly positive and hopeful about the future, only to experience a sudden shift in their mood to a negative state the next. It’s like a yo-yo: up one minute, down the next. It’s far more healthy to stay neutral and not let emotions get the better of you.
Keeping your emotions under control is an important part of living a healthy life. It’s easy to let anger, frustration or sadness take over and make decisions impulsively, but it’s far more beneficial to stay neutral and think logically. Things become a lot more clearer with balance and harmony.
Tip: Remember that things are rarely as good – or as bad – as you think they are.
4. Get Rid Of Lazy Thinking Habits
Habits can be difficult to break, but they can also be a major obstacle to clear thinking. We often rely on our habits out of convenience or laziness, without realizing that these same habits are preventing us from thinking critically and innovatively. Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to fall into the trap of relying on the same patterns over and over again instead of taking the time to think things through and come up with original solutions. Breaking out of this cycle requires effort, self-discipline and an understanding that our habitual behavior is not always beneficial in the long run.
Try this simple experiment: set aside 10 minutes every day to challenge yourself with a new task. By engaging your brain in different activities and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, you can help build new neural pathways that will make it easier to stay focused on the task at hand.
Tip: Don’t think that, just because things happened in a certain way once before, that they will happen like that again.
5. Don’t Think Like An Old Person, Think Like A Child
It is no secret that the brain of a two-year-old is more active and has more synapses than an adult. Research shows that the number of connections in a two-year-old’s brain far exceeds that of an average adult. This explains why young children are able to learn so quickly and why their development is so rapid. It also shows why adults should strive to remain mentally active and strive for constant learning, as this helps keep the number of synapses in our brains high.
Let’s say we use our brain like a child, accepting everything without judgment, we can actually halt and reverse the brain aging process.
Tip: Don’t worry about the myth of age. With the right stimulus and a passion for learning, you can actually improve your brain’s powers.
6. See The Detail As Well As The Big Picture
Seeing the big picture is essential for success in any field, but it’s only half of the equation. To reach true success, you also need to be able to focus on the details. It’s the little things that count and sometimes matter the most. Take the time out to understand what you don’t know and make something out of it. There are so many different creative type quizzes online, try one today- I think the one on Adobe Create is pretty cool. Find out your creative type here. I am The Dreamer and not surprised either, would love to know your results!
Tip: Try to keep the big picture in front of you while looking at details. It will help to put everything in its proper place and context.
7. Think For Yourself
Your opinion is your own, and you should never be afraid to express it. Asking for someone’s opinion is not a sign of weakness or lack of knowledge – it’s a sign of respect. Everyone has their own unique perspective on any given topic, so don’t let others tell you how to think. Instead, speak your truth and be confident in the decisions you make.
Tip: Don’t let others tell you how to think. When others ask your opinion, tell it to them straight.
Once you make these 7 techniques part of your habitual thinking patterns, you will amaze yourself with how easy it is to come up with fresh, innovative and creative solutions to all of life’s problems. How do you make these techniques part of your thinking habits?
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