9 Ways to Become More Creative
By Asfa Shakeel
If you feel you’re stuck in a rut and want to branch out creatively, here are a few perfectly crafted ways that can help you get more in touch with your creative side.
1. Allow boredom
Over stimulation is not conducive to any kind of new thinking. If you have an extra hour or two in the day, try not to fill it up with odd tasks or scrolling through social media, and instead allow your mind to wander freely. Not only is it good for to unplug and take some time away from the virtual world, but research shows that a mind that is bored eventually moves into the daydreaming stage to search for stimulation, which is where new ideas happen.
2. Watch a few Ted Talks
To be more creative in any field, you have to have a sense of the developments that have happened and are currently happening in that field. Ted Talks are the perfect thing for this kind of inspiration, since these give you direct access to the processes of people that used creativity to push the boundaries of their respective fields.
3. Ask questions about what you see
When you look around you on a daily basis, try and see the potential for the future rather than presuming that all that could be done has already been done. Everything from the television to Facebook was a crazy and impractical idea when first launched, but these very ‘crazy’ ideas are what revolutionized the world.