How To Boost Creativity

Boost Your Creativity

How To Boost Business Creativity – Declutter Your Mind

When your mind is full of rubbish, creativity just flies right of the window.  It’s a domino effect:  one worry leads to another and then another and another …

I find that writing down my worries and concerns are an effective way of ‘dumping’ the clutter and freeing up your mental space allowing you to think clearly and freely.  This technique aids sleep and relaxation because it feels as if you’re leaving your worries on paper and they’re somehow more ordered.

I’d also recommend keeping a healthy distance from newspapers and news’ programmes in general.  That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have an awareness of what’s going on around us but don’t allow yourself to become consumed by the negativity that is flooding into our home and devices day in and day out.  It can be extremely draining and if you don’t feel your best, you can’t give your best to others.

How To Boost Business Creativity – Put A Twist on An Old Idea

When people talk about ‘new ideas’, what they’re really doing is putting a new twist on an old idea.  Fashion is a prime example:  what went out of fashion thirty years ago comes right back round again just with a more modern twist.

The same principle applies to your own business.  

Look at what already exists in your own area of interest and then think about how you can make an improvement.  What do people want and need?  Can you spot a gap in the market?  How can you put your own spin on it?

It’s called ‘negative capability’ when you can see something that requires improvement and which nobody else has tapped into.  That’s what the company Apple did:  just improved what already existed and look what happened to that company!

How To Boost Business Creativity –  Immerse Yourself In Culture

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” Socrates

It’s so easy to fly around at a million miles an hour and to fill every second of the day with ‘things to do’.  Creativity needs time and space to develop so take some time out and really look at what’s out there.  

How many times do you walk or drive around where you live and really ‘see’ what’s there?  Take inspiration from nature, buildings, art and other people.  Not just those ‘older and wiser’ but younger people too.  It’s amazing what happens when you keep your ears and eyes open.  Don’t cut yourself off from what is right under your nose.  Buildings, art and sculpture are all around us yet how often do we stop, take a breath and look?

If nothing else, being present in the moment rather than just rushing everywhere is a recipe for more channelled creativity.  Stop, breathe and take it all in even for just a few minutes.

How To Boost Business Creativity –  Do What You Love

Heard the one about ‘Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life’?

People say it but how often do people actually do it?  Do you think that the dream is for someone else, someone younger, someone with more business acumen?  The question you should be asking is, ‘Why shouldn’t this apply to me?

Yes, we have to pay the bills, but what better than earning money doing something you truly love.  How different would you feel in the morning when you get out of bed?  How much better would you sleep?  How much better would you be with your family and friends?

Remember:  Life should be enjoyed not endured.  

How To Boost Business Creativity –  Exercise

Feeling a lack of creativity can lead to a downward spiral of despondency and hopelessness because you feel like you’re getting nowhere with your plans.  I know because I’ve been there.

Trouble is this can lead to a vicious circle where you just feel motivated to do anything at all, including exercise.  Exercise has both physical and mental benefits when the feel good hormones are released.  Of course, once you feel good you start to be more positive and in a position to be more open to creative opportunities.  It’s a knock on effect.

Exercise doesn’t have to be complicated.  Walking, gardening and doing the housework all count – you just need to get your heart pumping a bit harder for the benefits to kick in.

Life Hack Tip of the Day: How To Boost Business Creativity = Try Something New Each Day

As Richard Branson once said, ‘I’m prepared to try anything once.”  

Challenge yourself to do something differently.  It doesn’t have to be drastic!

Walk a different route, try a new hobby, listen to a new inspirational podcast when you’re out walking and simply open yourself up to change.  Learning new things is one of life’s greatest gifts and there is so much out there to discover.  It helps to rewire your brain and challenges it to think differently which is key to mental health.

A willingness to commit to ongoing learning is a sure fire way of finding your untapped resources of creativity.  As I always say, give it a try because you have absolutely nothing to lose.

I wish you every success for your digital future!

Rachel A Hill LLB [Hons]

Digital Entrepreneur, Lawyer, Private Tutor and Author

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