⌄ Scroll down to continue ⌄

10 Steps To Boost Creativity

⌄ Scroll down to continue ⌄
10 Steps To Boost Creativity
10 Steps To Boost Creativity

This isn’t a subject that we’ve shied away before. We’ve covered a vast array of articles based around maintaining creativity and getting more creative [see How to Become a Creative Genius and How to Get Creative or our Creativity tag]

I do find them helpful, though, and thought this one should be added to the list of reading. It’s not the most comprehensive list, but there are some good ideas there.

If you’re stuck for an idea, open a dictionary, randomly select a word and then try to formulate ideas incorporating this word. You’d be surprised how well this works. The concept is based on a simple but little known truth: freedom inhibits creativity. There are nothing like restrictions to get you thinking.

The random association idea is a great one. Today I was handed a book of ‘random word’ games that can be used to boost creativity. We are yet to try it, but when we do I will write about the results.

Sometimes you find with no restrictions and absolute freedom, in writing especially, it can be hard to focus and single out the good ideas. Give yourself some limits and you may find your best work surfaces.

10 Steps for Boosting Creativity – [JPB]

More by this author

Craig Childs

Craig is an editor and web developer who writes about happiness and motivation at Lifehack

How To Start a Conversation with Anyone (Go-to Guide)
How To Start a Conversation with Anyone (Go-to Guide)
Eat the Frogs First – A Guide to Prioritizing
Eat the Frogs First – A Guide to Prioritizing
How Not To Suck At Socializing – Do’s & Don’ts
How Not To Suck At Socializing – Do’s & Don’ts
Storage Ideas For Small Spaces
New Gmail Filter Hacks

Trending in Productivity

1 5 Must Read Self Improvement Books That Will Change Your Life 2 What Is Avoidance Coping & How to Break the Avoidance Cycle 3 What Is Perfectionism And How to Manage It For Good 4 The Forgotten Emotional Aspects of Productivity 5 How to Make Time Work For You — The Time Mastery Framework

Read Next

Advertising
Advertising

Explore the Full Life Framework

Advertising
Advertising