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Guest Post By Jessica Wright

If I am asked, I would say that everyone has the potential to be creative. At least in one field. We are all born with imagination and the possibility of day dreaming. Our unused creativity comes out at night too, when dreaming. But, as any feature, there are things that stop us from being creative, like excessive demands, distractions, lack of discipline or not knowing what to do with our energy. How can we avoid this obstacles and canalise our energy to boost our creativity?

Wake up your curiosity and interest

Pay attention to the world around you, find out new things and discover new places. Ask yourself about the meaning of something, write down 5 things you would like to know about and then search them. Anything that drives your curiosity needs to be checked.

Avoid the routine

Take something different for breakfast. Talk to someone new. Do something “crazy”. Make sushi, or a cake, or bake cookies to take to work. Change your way home. Keep your life organised and within a timetable, but don’t always the same things.

Work on your self-control and discipline

Follow the same timetables for your food and rest. Find out in which moment of the day your mind is more awake and spend this time concentrated in something. Relax and feel free of stress at least once a day. Go running for 10 minutes every night. Feel comfortable with your environment, it doesn’t need to follow Zen rules, but to be organized while you like it. Sum up your day before going to bed and think about what you would have done different.

Find out what you are missing and go for it. If it is a matter of time, make time for it. Fight against your weaknesses and make the most of your strengths. If you like writing, start a blog; if you like cooking, take a cooking class; if you like singing, sing to your friends. Nothing will change if you don’t make use of it, so keep developing your creativity in every little thing.

Develop your inner creativity

Find out what you are missing and go for it. If it is a matter of time, make time for it. Fight against your weaknesses and make the most of your strengths. If you like writing, start a blog; if you like cooking, take a cooking class; if you like singing, sing to your friends. Nothing will change if you don’t make use of it, so keep developing your creativity in every little thing.

Find new ways of solving old problems

Look at the problems from as many points of view as possible. Think about them from new perspectives, as child would see them, as a person from another culture would see them, as your grandma would see them. Imagine different scenarios for each problem depending on different ways of responding. Ask yourself again and again.

Choose an special field

If you really want to develop your creativity as much as possible and build your life around it, you should consider starting/changing to a career in where to use it. Common creative jobs are the ones related to the arts: music, painting, acting, writing… But don’t just think about the main popular roles like singer or actress, as well as creativity you need talent for those. Think more  of a role behind the scenes like working as a graphic designer or for a subtitling company in the film industry.

Follow all of this and more, creating a routine of non-routine, and you will start seeing few little changes in you. Sometimes we don’t find time in our fast pace lives to meditate and let our creativity flow free, and we can’t allow that because it is part of us as persons, not animals or machines.

 

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