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6 Ways to Get Creative Today

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Modern culture tends to label creativity as a natural
gift. But in reality, creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed,
just like any other. The more you make creativity part of your daily life, the
more it will grow.
Huffington
Post
gave us 8 great ways to incorporate creativity into your life today:
1. Doodle
Doodling, contrary to popular opinion, does not demonstrate a lack of focus. In
fact, doodling can help you stay present and engaged during an
activity in which you might otherwise find your mind drifting.
2. Sign Up for a
Class

Creativity flourishes when you push yourself outside of your comfort zone and
learn something new. Many communities offer evening adult education
classes. Try painting, pottery, woodworking, learning a new
language, picking up a new instrument, or taking a cooking class.
3. Create the Right
Environment
The truth is that every single individual can be creative. You simply
require the right environment, stimulus, and support. Kids are awash with creative
energy in part because they have not yet learned to fear the criticism of
their peers or experienced embarrassment from failure. This is now why failure is
lauded in adults-it reflects creative, risk-taking endeavors.
4. Move Your Body
Try new approaches to creative problem solving. Go for a walk. Physically
move your body and consider your project problem from different locations.
Physical movement has been shown to have a positive affect on creative
thinking, just as theater pros suggest practicing lines in different poses and
positions to generate new character approaches.
5. Sketch
Sketching is a great way to preserve memories and make constructive use of time
that might otherwise be spent fiddling on a phone. Buy a small
sketchbook that can easily fit in your bag and start sketching whenever you
have even a few spare minutes-draw the salt and pepper shaker on your table
while waiting for your coffee. Don't overanalyze your results-simply draw for
the enjoyment of the process, not the end piece.

6. Keep Toys on Your
Desk

Many creative design companies encourage employees to keep toys on their
desks-from Legos to Play-Doh and origami paper. Building something physically
with your hands, as opposed to typing on a keyboard, can be just the creative
jolt you need.

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