Ideas can come about rapidly and in large numbers. However, how can you use them to become more creative? In any area of life, the ability to come up with original ideas helps tremendously. Let’s consider some ways to stimulate your creativity.
Excite Your Soul
It’s so easy to turn on the nearest tv, laptop, or other types of filler entertainment. One thing I’ve noticed is that things like these tend to prevent thinking. A constant blare of background entertainment almost always decreases my creativity. It’s a good idea to detach and allow yourself time each day to be creative. Gather inspiration from all types of places as possible. If you’re a physical person, take note of things you pass in the world that interest you visually. Capture the moment with pictures or just embrace the moment for what it is. Don’t only feed your mind, but your soul also.
Inspiration Comes from Work
Here comes the somewhat difficult part, but it’s possible. Inspiration tends to come from working and creativity is something that needs exercise. As with anything, you work for what you want, and creativity is no different. Nurture it and continue to create whatever it is that you like. Whenever it’s difficult to come up with something original, I like to mimic what inspires me. This isn’t because I’m trying to copy what I see, but rather learn to look and understand it. Find things that you like and work to create them in a way that suits you. No one is just born with creativity. You’ve got to continue to cultivate and maintain it.
Trust the Process
Time dedicated to creativity is never counterproductive. Sure, there’s times where you might think the ideas you have aren’t that great. I know firsthand how intimidating it is to go beyond your comfort zone. Nevertheless, it’s perfectly fine to get frustrated and reach creative dead ends. It all works out because it’s all a part of the experimentation process.
Always remain consistent with your creativity, even when it seems like you’re getting nowhere. Learn to trust the process and you’ll surely reach something of quality.
Isaiah is a college student from North Carolina and an Emerging Artist Contributor for On The Scene.
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