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How To Improve Creativity

Updated on February 21, 2014

1 – Surround yourself with creative people. I think that there is nothing more draining than being surrounded by a group of individuals that are pushing their negative nonsense onto you forcing you to take time away from being creative and coming up with your next big idea. Avoid this at all costs, hold regular meetings or time frames with people that are willing to help you achieve what you are setting out to attain, people who you are comfortable around and bolster you into your best creative mood.

2- Write down your goals – Goal setting is important in all aspects of your life, more so in areas that will explode with momentum when goals are implemented. Getting goals set up takes away some of the stress and pressure of working to create something, if you know what you want and what to do to get it then you now freely just have to worry about attaining that goal. The less pressure the more creativity can flourish naturally.

3- Just get started – This is one of the most simple ways to improve creativity and to get things done in general. The worst stage of starting a new project is staring at a blank canvas and allowing yourself to be overwhelmed by the fear of not being able to deliver to the standards of your expectations. Just get down whatever comes to mind, you can always scrap and adjust anything at a later date when you are correcting and fine tuning your work. Everything starts from nothing, keep this in mind!

4- Be inspired – Inspiration is something that helps me creatively tremendously, read books on subjects that interest you, visit culture rich places, listen to music whatever allows you to be calm and in a passive mood allowing things to flow is what you are looking for. Don't confuse inspiration with stealing someone else’s idea, you can take ideas and use them to your advantage by improving them or linking them up in ways that haven't been done before, after all that's what creativity is, taking known elements and combining them in a way that achieves a new outcome.

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      Taleb AlDris 4 years ago

      Voted Up & Useful. Thank you for sharing this creative hub.

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      Adamowen 4 years ago from England

      @Taleb80 Thank you for taking something from it!

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