I was thinking about ways to improve creativity, so I did some research and here’s what I’ve come up with:
-Keep an open mind about…well pretty much anything…what you read, who you talk to, what you watch. You never know what will inspire you and help you create the next great piece of art or literature.
-Use all your senses when you go about your daily activities. Observe the people on the bus, in line at the coffee shop and grocery store. Listen to how they talk to one another and what kind of hand gestures they use. The next time you go to a restaurant, an art gallery or a farmer’s market, take in all the colours, flavours and scents that surround you. You never know where inspiration might strike.
-Put judgment aside for some time. When we look at something in our usual way it may colour our perception.
-Determine when and where you are at your creative best. It could be quiet mornings at your regular coffee shop or your local library. Or it could be in your favourite chair at home with soft music in the background.
-Add creative and inspiring people into your social circle. It rubs off.
Don’t let a slight lag in creativity let you give up on your dreams. Find what works for you and let the creative juices flow.