Actors, Artists, Rockstar’s, and Writers have the ability to touch us on not only a personal scale, but a global scale as well. We see these people on TV and on our bookshelves, in the movie theaters and in the grocery stores. But what makes them so special? Creativity.
Successful leaders are constantly looking for creative ways to be more innovative. Creative people rule the world. Whether it’s being media icons or designing the sleek new products we see and use every day.
If you want to produce music like Kanye or paint like Picasso, you need to practice out-of-the-box thinking.
HOW TO GET OUT OF THE BOX AND GENERATE IDEAS WITH 10 HACKS
Here are 10 Psychological Hacks that can be used to be more creative:
1. Integrate Art
Creative people are very vocal about the importance of exposing oneself to art. By integrating art into your life, your brain starts to reflect on it. This trains you to look for meaning, messages, metaphors, and other important information – everywhere. Another benefit of looking at art is that you gain inspiration for your own art.
2. Ask Questions
Creative people ask a lot of questions. “What ifs” and “whys” create a climate of curiosity. It’s through this curiosity that creative people are able to make connections, gather information and develop opinions. Go Ahead! Ask more questions and watch the creative ideas flow.
3. Work with your Productivity
Most people get stuck in a routine, but is this the routine that’s most effective for you? Creative people know when they are most productive, and they work with it. By embracing the schedules their bodies want to follow, they are able to increase their productivity. You might even find that you get more leisure time out of it too!
4. Express Your Ideas
Even if they seem silly at first, creative people follow their ideas. They don’t judge a piece until after it is fully complete or after it’s been discussed. The more you express your ideas, the easier you will have access to them too. In the future, ideas will come more naturally, and you’ll be quick on the draw for those impromptu brainstorming sessions at work.
5. Go on Adventures
You miss out on life if you don’t go out on adventures and see the world. Creative people embrace the new. They love different experiences and sensations. Being open is such an important factor. Creativity has to be free in order to sustain – not boxed up and shut away.
6. Be an Observer
It’s important to take a step back and observe the adventures you have. Observers take in everything and through that receptivity, they develop unique and rich opinions. There are plenty of opportunities in the world. Only through observations do we find them, though.
7. Practice Mindfulness
Mindfulness might sound like a buzz word, but its actually really good for you. When you are being mindful of yourself and the world around you, you can bring more positive energy and common to your life. Honesty becomes easier and so does breaking old habits.
8. Embrace Risk
Risk is the driving force of a creative person and it gets great results. Often people who risk a lot fail a lot too. However, the more desensitized a person gets to failing, the more they are willing to risk. This gives them the courage to explore their ideas and express the things they want to say. Creative people embrace the RISK = REWARD scale.
Just because you’re not on task doesn’t mean your brain is inactive. By daydreaming you are engaging different parts of your consciousness, while letting your subconscious deal with the real problems. Daydreaming is a great way to come up with creative ideas in situations that you might not otherwise give yourself permission to think about.
When you get right down to it – creative people create. They create experimental work, successful work, and a lot of failed work. But they keep going. They know that the only way to go farther in their work is to create more of that work. The more we do the further we will go.
So, what are you waiting for? Take the risk. Which tips help you be the most creative? Share your thoughts with us!