We live in a very fast paced society; we want to get things faster, we want things to happen quicker and most people seem to be doing their best just to get through the day. Getting through the day’s stress is becoming an achievement.
There is a big question that most people ask themselves and it is “could I be getting more out of life than what I am getting right now”? The answer is yes for every person.
We are not just designed to live in stress everyday and when we are in stress and in survival mode, we are cutting off our largest and most important aspect of ourselves – “our creative centre”
What separates us humans from other species on earth is our ability to create, but most people are living in survival mode everyday.
Here are some ways in how you can improve the quality of life by awaking your creative side:
Empower your creative side and you will get more creativity. We all get those amazing thoughts through the day that inspire us, it could be an amazing idea and as quick as we get those thoughts we can forget them. Our average attention span is anywhere between 5 to 8 seconds so in those moments if we are not taking action on those thoughts they can just become like dust being blown away with the wind.
In those moments if we were to write those thoughts down and give them more attention journal them (create an idea journal), we will start to program our brain to pay more attention to them when they come up, in this process we are activating the creative centre of our brain.
Empowering these thoughts more often means that when you look for them they will be more accessible for you.
Sometimes the environment plays a big part to where you want to think, you can apply this in your love life or even in business. Find a place where you can allow yourself to be creative – this could be a park, the beach or going for a walk. The goal is to do something different than what you have done in the past to get a different experience in your thoughts and in physical form. Get your brain out of the places you have so much conflict, balance is key.
Train your brain to be more creative
To dramatically increase your creativity, develop creative habits of mind. If you watch a good comedian, you’ll see that they have trained their mind to look for the “different angle” on everyday things. Why not train your mind to do the same?
Start challenging assumptions, for example, until it becomes habit. If you’re looking for ways to get more customers, stop and say, “Do I really need more customers?” It’s a question that suggests other creative solutions, like finding ways to make more money off existing customers, or ways to cut expenses. It could lead to more profitable ideas. Challenging assumptions are a great way to have more creativity in your own problem solving.
While you are doing something that is a usual action for you, for example taking a daily walk, randomly choose anything you see and ask what it can teach you about whatever problem you are working on. For example, you are wanting to create more shade over an area in your backyard. One day you are taking a walk and you become creatively triggered by the shape of a particular tree and how that shape allows it to create a greater area of shade.
These two techniques are called “Assumption Challenging” and “Random Presentation,” and are classic creative problem solving techniques. There are dozens more. If you train your brain to habitually use these or other techniques, and provide it with a little encouragement, you really can have more creativity.
Love and Live