Creativity is multifaceted; we have the brain level, as well as the creative process itself. The process usually involves inspiration followed by action. Where does the inspiration come from? Where do the ideas form? How do they get manifested? Creativity looks different for each individual. Here are 5 practical ways to boost your creativity.
Creativity Through Meditation
“Stillness is where creativity and solutions to problems are found.” – Eckhart Tolle
Meditation is commonly practiced in space alone. And even if you are meditating with a group, it’s the practice that takes your attention inward. Studies in neuroscience have discovered that solitary and inwardly focused reflection employs the brain differently and we use a different network then when we’re focusing outward so meditation is a tool for inward focus. In fact, our best ideas come when we are not engaged with the outside world.
Find inspiration in nature
Nature walks or even just sitting next to a small stream can help get your creative juices flowing. You can also visit your neighborhood park or a garden to observe nature and find inspiration. Get close to the ground to observe the delicate beauty of flora and fauna.
Do the little things that make you happy
Happiness and creativity are intertwined. A hobby, such as creating art, playing an instrument, gardening, running, or collecting memorabilia, can help you relax and fight stress while giving your creativity a boost.
Try your hand at Creative recycling
Creative recycling is the reuse of old objects to create new ones, offering them a second life. You can turn wine bottles into sparkly garden lights by dropping in inexpensive battery-powered fairy lights, Make bags out of scraps of fabric,
repurpose containers to organize children’s toys, and so much more.
Learn through collaboration
Collaborating with and learning from others may be just what you need to give your creativity a boost.
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