Oguz Kaan Kısa · Jan. 14, 2021
If you are inclined to work creatively, you might think the muse will find you by itself. Sometimes there are dark days, you may think that waiting for the muse to regain your creativity is the best solution. However, the truth is; these thoughts are not quite right. Creativity is a skill that can be developed and you can achieve more efficient results with disciplined work.
We have listed a few methods to improve your creativity.
One of the best ways to improve your creativity is to redefine the problem. Ask different questions about the current situation and realize that there is not one correct answer. When you change perspective, it may be possible to see the problem from another angle and think about unexpected solutions. Start with the question “why”!
There is no creativity without risks.
Even if you think you are at the peak of your creativity, you may still encounter different ideas that will affect you. Keep in mind that even if these ideas seem useless, they can be worth considering. Bring different ideas together and create unexpected combinations. Compare the ideas among themselves.
Creativity thrives on ideas. The first idea that comes to your mind may sound brilliant, but do not limit yourself with it. Perhaps the first idea you found may not be the best idea. Be open to different opportunities. Have you heard of Tim Hurson’s “The 3rd Third” concept? The author reveals an interesting brainstorming method in his book “Think Better”. Imagine that you came up with 60 ideas for your new goal. When you divide these ideas into three groups, you can observe that the first 20 ideas will have difficulty presenting a different perspective, the 20 ideas in the second group will present a different perspective, and the 20 ideas in the last group will present the most unusual perspectives.
Creativity is not an unconscious process. You have to observe, gather information, and experience information from different perspectives. When you pay attention to every single detail, you can act more creatively.
Have you ever noticed that your mind functions differently when you change places? Each environment has its own unique energy that impresses you. Before you start generating ideas, make sure that the things surrounding you are not suppressing your creativity. Is your workspace disordered ? Are there any distractions around you ? Are you in an environment that will spoil your visual taste ? You should personalize your environment in a way that it feeds your creativity. Don’t lock yourself in a room to get creative and wait for muse to come for days. Go out sometimes, take walks, change the way you think and feel.