" The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul”
Creativity is an inbuilt act of turning one’s new and imaginative ideas into grounds of reality. Moreover, we can say that Creativity is a quality which is characterized by the ability to perceive the world in one’s new ways, to explore hidden patterns, to connect seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate solutions of brain sucking situations.
Creativity basically involves two major processes: thinking, then producing
Ways to Unleash the Creativity
Creativity Boosting Ways
Broadly classifying the ways to creativity under the 3 heading to fire the creative spark, no matter you are eating, drinking or taking a nap
1. Ten Minutes or Less prospective
a) Music: Talking about the human brain, music stimulates the part of the brain which controls motor activity, creativity and emotions. So, don’t feel guilty if you enjoy working with some music on.
b) Meditation: When situations are not according to your way, try some meditation to clear clouds of doubts, and refocus yourself on more important things. Medication makes to recollect, refocus and refine.
c) A Good Friend opinion: Don’t be shy for timely help. A Good Friend may instigate the thought-provoking ideas. As every individual is unique and their ways to respond to different situations is different.
d) Writing Habit: According to Carrie Barron, M.D., and Alton Barron, M.D., authors of The Creativity Cure, often advices to pen down the emotions, feelings and your unrealistic ideas, as smell of fresh pages, ink on fingers, stimulate the creative juices.
e) Day Dreaming: wandering your mind out of box, makes the human brain to come across unthinkable boundaries and approach which sort out the most difficult situations.
f) Color Therapy: Colors are stress busters and stimulates brain. Researches states as blue color associates with the ocean, sky, and openness in general, while green signals growth and green facilitates creative performance. So, these color facilitates human mind to focus out of loop. Using some color therapy to boost your creativity level.
g) Mannerism (gestures with two hands): A study found that by using two hands to explain any prospective, prompts the brain to consider issues from multiple angles, as studies support the fact that use of left hand or left-handed people are more creative.
h) Outside a box approach: You might have heard the phrase ‘Think outside the box’. One should try looking at the situation from a different point of view. Changing your perspective and considering all factors that may affected problem or your concern. Using a mental trick to breakdown the problem into several elements then shuffling them. This aspect is important in enhancing creativity because it helps to remove possible fixations that hinder creativity.
i ) A good hearty laugh: According to studies, a positive mood facilitates creativity since it boosts up the activity in the prefrontal cortex and anterior cortex (areas of the brain associated with complex cognition, decision-making, and emotion). Better mood leads to better performances.
j ) Eyes Exercise: Now this will definitely give you a jolt of shock. Let me talk about the human science, moving eyes back and forth facilitates connection between the right and left hemispheres of the brain, which boost creative thinking.
30 Minutes or Less Prospective :
a) Travelling: Getting a dose of green, being in natural settings is like playtime for adults. It taps onto the five senses, energizes the body, and, most importantly, stimulates the imagination.
b) Socialization: Intermingling with our favourite people, who unknowingly spark up the fuel of creativity, since one feels the security and warmness to express.
c) Exercise: Exercise your imagination. Modification can trigger creativity because you see things in a different light. Thinking of the possible differences between these two situations could produce ideas. This is the ultimate brain exercise.
d) Sleep: Most importantly, don’t underestimate the power of good 8 hrs sound sleep. Sleep as per studies restructures memory representations, meaning we think about experiences in new ways. Sleep inspires insight. At the very least, just like genius take a power nap, which stimulates right brain activity lovers(the part of the brain responsible for creativity.)
Long Term Prospectives
a) Coffee, caffeine and Creativity – A good cup of caffeine boost up the mind alertness and stimulates the creative side. More than 1.3 billion people (creative people) are coffee lovers.
b) Acceptance and modification: To err is Human. Except the fact that no one is perfect and every mistake is a way to modify yourself, refine yourself.
c) Me Time: Talking to yourself, enjoying one’s company is normal.Taking out time for yourself, to pause, to recollect and to make a judicious move.
d) Enjoy your hobbies: some diversional therapy to your mind, can actually unwind many creative thoughts and ideas.
e) Treasure chest: A childhood scrapbook, first ink pen, photos of picnics with family are some of the treasures which unwind the emotions and refreshen the individual, inspiring to achieve the unachievable.
"Creativity doesn't wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones." -- Bruce Garrabrandt
These are just some ideas to get your creative juices running. Since every individual is different, so as for creativity. Removing barrels from your mind and focusing on your innovative ideas and creative goals are the key to creativity.