7 ways to increase your creativity

Since today is Thursday, I get to talk about all the information I am discovering about creativity and how to be creative.  I never really gave this topic much thought before, but now that I am actively researching it, I am finding out so much and learning ways to make my life more creative.  That is definitely a win-win situation.

This article from Creativity at Work is simply wonderful.  I mean that.  It is simple and it is wonderful!  I love the author’s use of quotes to introduce each step.  I love that each step is a simple, easy to do activity.  I love that if you follow these simple 7 steps, you will increase your creativity.

Please read this entire article at the source.  It isn’t very long and the seven steps are easy to understand and to implement.  I hope this article will help you, too, to increase your innate creative spark.

Won’t you let me know what you think about this?

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Seven Habits of Highly Creative People

Seven Habits of Highly Creative People is an homage to Stephen Covey (Oct 24, 1932 – July 16, 2012)

Creativity is the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Creativity involves two processes: thinking, and then producing. Innovation is the production or implementation of an idea. If you have ideas, but don’t act on them, you are imaginative but not creative.

Make a habit of these seven practices, and you will be highly creative in your field:

1. Prepare the ground

“In creating, the only hard thing’s to begin; A grass-blade’s no easier to make than an oak.”—James Russell Lowell

Creativity requires an absorbed mind, a relaxed state of focus and attention. Give yourself the time and space you need to get completely absorbed in the zone of creativity and inspiration. Let the desire to create come from the pure pleasure of creative expression. If you worry about being perfect, you may never begin.

2. Plant seeds for creativity

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we create the world.” —The Buddha

We amplify what we think about most. Put your attention on what you want to...click here to read the rest of this article.

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