People are realizing more and more that creativity is the key to many of the world’s problems. Problem solving in a creative way can save thousands of lives, being creative can protect people, and it can power innovation and change. Still, most people do not practice being creative on a regular basis. With this list of methods, you can make sure to be a creative thinker.

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1. Make lists
2. Carry a notebook everywhere
3. Try free writing
4. Get away from the computer
5. Quit beating yourself up
6. Take breaks
7. Sing in the shower
8. Drink coffee
9. Listen to new music
10. Be open
11. Surround yourself with creative people
12. Get feedback
13. Collaborate
14. Don’t give up
15. Practice
16. Allow yourself to make mistakes
17. Go somewhere new
18. Count your blessings
19. Get lots of rest
20. Take risks

Original source – 29 Ways to Stay Creative

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