Creativity is tantamount to revolution. The capability of using ones imagination to create new ideas, new phenomenons and new paradigms that shift culture and enhance humanity is a remarkable gift.
Creatives are those who manufacture and disseminate quality material that advances the human race. In a sense, they are product engineers that possess the real power to make the world a better place. They are extremely observant and constantly seeking change coupled with an ambitious mindset to solve an issue. Creativity equals thinking, then producing; taking known elements and putting them together in different ways.
There are countless ways to reach the peak of your creativity. No matter what profession you partake in, applying creativity will alwaseem to creep into your work. Even if your career does not require much creativity, applying creativity to extracurricular activities outside of your work requires vision. Your vision may include creating a strategic plan to advance in your career, figuring out how to live healthier, or inventiveness to redecorate your home. It’s important to note that creativity lies in the depths of everything.
Creativity is the gateway to solving problems, and should make your life a little easier, and if you think big enough, your creative mind may solve a valuable problem that pushes society forward.
It took me some time to narrow my list, but after careful review i complied a list of 5 ways to reach your creative core. Let’s begin…
1. Travel, and travel often.
Traveling is one of the most simplest and fulfilling ways to expand your mind. Always seek ways to broaden your perspective. You never know what you can learn from other cultures. Make sure you make it your duty to really engulf your mind into the culture of each city you visit. I suggest you turn off your phone for a few hours, and just live in the moment. When you return to your dwelling, you will feel refreshed and inspired to create.
2. Take a break and meditate.
Creating can take a lot out of you. It’s perfectly okay to take a break and recharge your batteries. Sometimes isolation can reveal cutting-edge ideas. I suggest you find a place to meditate and allow energy to flow around and within you. Creativity comes from a sacred place, and you must acknowledge and become parallel with this source. I suggest you create a nice spot in your home or a quiet place in a park. You can also listen to different meditation music/videos. There are tons on YouTube.
3. Surround yourself with like-minded individuals.
Collaboration is important. Always remember to work with people who will teach you something new. Do not be afraid to reach out to new people and ask questions. Always keep in mind the goal: to expand your creative mind.
4. Creative Journaling.
Go purchase a journal. The journal doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Your creative journal should be a place where you can write down any and every creative thought that comes to mind. Writing helps to free up more space in the mind and allow more ideas to flow inward. Always remember that you do not have to use each idea you write down, and to always carry your journal every where you go.
5. Trust your instincts.
Always find new ways to continue to strengthen your skills. Do not give up. Believe that gut feeling, put 110% into your work, and I promise the reward you seek will appear. Perfection is longevity. Do everything to the best of your ability. DO NOT FEED THE FEARS