Just What Advice Could Be Given To Spark Creativity?
Well now creative is as creative does, so be proactive regarding your creativity every step of the way. If you are chained to a desktop or laptop or even a table get unchained and disconnected for a while. It’s hard to strike a chord with your own inspiration when pre-programmed software is doing all the work.
Let go of your fear of making a mistake, but don’t try to force it so make sure you take lots of breaks! Collaborate with others bounce your ideas of real ears to hear yourself say them and hear what others might react and have to say. Make lists lots of lots of lists, bubble up the place with multiple flow charts, and allow clutter to be ok if you are a neat freak and straighten up if your life is filled with clutter.
Even though you probable have a smart phone or tablet to keep track of your ideas, it just might do the trick to carry a small note book with you where ever you go. Write down your ideas with your own hand, it can often be just what is needed to set the mind free. Whatever you do quit beating yourself up.
Listen to music and drink coffee and if you don’t like coffee drink tea and if tea is not your bag, well you get the picture. Go way out of your way to surround yourself with other creative characters, genius can be hidden in all kinds of places. Sing in the shower and follow that up with a free flowing creative writing session.
Ask for Feedback
Be open and ask for plenty of feedback, great ideas my slip away if you are too hard on yourself and don’t get them out. Make sure you get lots of rest, good sleep and eating habits can make or break the creative process. Once in a while you may have to through caution to the wind and go somewhere new.
Take a Break and open a dictionary or thesaurus and read a page. Never forget to count your blessing. Above all else never give up and practice can make perfect, but too much practice can become a rut. Take risks and risk something well worth risking.
At the end of the day you may just have to realize that no one can be someone else’s perfect and let the whole idea go. Create a framework for your ideas and then jump right in feet first. Keep Knee deep in whatever earthy crunchy granola is going on around you, but be careful not to get weighed down in a green quagmire. Make sure that with all these creative juices flowing, make sure you finish what you start and above all else have Fun!