If you’re looking to become more creative, then we have good news and bad news for you. The bad news is that creativity can’t be taught. Disappointing, right? Well the good news is that each and every one of us is creative to some extent. We just have to ‘feed’ our inner creativity if we want it to start manifesting itself more often. And that’s because thinking creatively can be considered a habit; like all habits, it’s formed through repetition.
If you want to be more creative, we have three tips for you which we hope you’re going to find helpful:
1. Loosen up! Be relaxed in what you do, no matter how serious your job is. That’s the first step towards allowing your brain to change its uncreative ways.
2. Stop being a perfectionist! Yes, we know. You’ve got where you are now by doing everything right. Well, being creative isn’t about being perfect. It’s about generating ideas – something which your brain will have a much easier time doing if it doesn’t feel pressured to produce something perfect. Learn to work with imperfect ideas, and you’ll see that by being creative you can turn those ideas into amazing solutions to any problems you’re confronting.
3. Embrace failure! Not literally, but learn to treat failure as a learning opportunity. If you haven’t failed in anything so far it means you haven’t gone outside your comfort zone. You need to understand sometimes failure happens; learn to take risks and just go with the flow!
4. Be your greatest critic! No matter if you succeed or fail, take a moment to think about what you did right and what you did wrong. What could you improve the next time? What did you do that was so great you need to remember to do again next time? What other say about your work is a good feedback, but you need to trust your own judgment and remember that there is always room for improvement. As long as you learn from your mistakes and accomplishments, you’re going to improve constantly.
Becoming more creative is a matter of changing your mindset, and these tips will allow your brain to feel more comfortable with thinking creatively.