Developing a creative mind means allowing yourself to relax and think outside of the box , you can become more creative by setting aside time to brainstorm ideas , breaking up your routine and seeking inspiration from people and places around you .
Travel , meditation and positive thinking can also do wonders .
In this video .
I will take you through six ways to develop a mind that is creative .
Let's begin to be creative .
Your mind should be at ease and free from all distractions around you .
Once everyday stress and worries have left your mind , you will be able to imagine and think of new ideas , schedule quiet , uninterrupted time to relax and let your mind wander , schedule this time on a day off from work or during a part of the day when you have no commitments , avoid scheduling this time right before an important deadline or appointment , which may distract you in short set aside time for your brain to think creatively and away from all the chaos of everyday routine .
Designate a creative space with natural light , artificial lighting can cause a drop in cortisol levels leading to sleepiness and reduced productivity , natural light .
On the other hand , can make you more alert .
Choose a spot in your home or office for your creative thinking time that has windows and provides ample natural light during the day .
A balcony , outdoor patio or quiet garden are excellent options for a creative space .
If you live in a small house , choose a spot in a nearby park .
The idea is to expose yourself to more natural light time , your creative sessions in the morning or early afternoon to make the most of daylight hours .
How many times in an hour do you peep into your phone ?
The truth is we cannot live without our mobile devices and the internet , but they bring in a lot of distractions , remove all digital distractions to improve your focus .
One of the most difficult parts of the creative process is finding the discipline to follow through with ideas , remove hindrances by eliminating electronic distractions .
While you allow your brain to think creatively turn off your phone , wifi connection , television and radio to immerse yourself in the project at hand .
Now that you have chosen the right spot and removed all electronic distractions , it's time to brainstorm ideas .
Choose a specific issue , a recent problem or a goal you want to achieve to brainstorm about sit down with a piece of paper and pen and write down as many ideas as you can in a 45 to 60 minute period .
For instance , if you are planning to start a new business , describe the business in 200 to 300 words , why do you really want to do this business ?
How will it help people ?
Will your business solve an existing problem ?
What are the pros and cons of starting a business ?
How will you arrange funds ?
What's your backup plan ?
If the business fails , it will not only help you visualize your business plan but also make you aware of the challenges you are likely to face when you actually start the business .
When you brainstorm ideas away from all the distractions , you will get more clarity and help you look at things from a different angle following a fixed routine , day in and out is the biggest enemy of creativity .
Why do I say so ?
A routine removes the need to think out of the box and keeps you away from new ideas .
But when you change your daily routine , it helps you expand your thought process .
It keeps you always on your toes and opens your mind creatively .
I am not asking you to make major changes to your routine .
You could do simple things such as take a new route to work .
Maybe you find an interesting billboard that could spark up some new ideas , change the arrangement of your work desk , listen to different music and podcasts from what you generally do .
These changes may sound small but they keep your thought process going and your brain at work .
Creativity is contagious , surround yourself with other creative people to get inspired from , depending on your interests , you may get along well with entrepreneurs , photographers , writers or filmmakers , attend events , take lessons or join groups where you will have the opportunity to meet such people .
Motivational speeches can be catalysts for your creative thinking process .
Hearing about other people's experiences , creative efforts and success and failure stories can be a great push to develop a creative mind .
Look online for TED talks , pertain to your creative interests or attend lectures at a local seminar .
Remember you always gain something by watching and listening to others .
Maybe the ideas they share won't apply to your situation 100% .
But even if they make 5 to 10% of the difference they are worth watching .
That's all for today .
Remember , a creative mind is one that is open to possibilities and not always about practical thoughts .
It is a mind that is not afraid to investigate new ideas and try new creative hobbies .
It is like having a mind without conventional boundaries .
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