5 steps to enhance creativity!

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 “We need people who think with the creative side of their brains—people who have played in a band, who have painted…it enhances symbiotic thinking capabilities, not always thinking in the same paradigm, learning how to kick-start a new idea, or how to get a job done better, less expensively.”  Annette Byrd of GlaxoSmithKline BL_3686 mcgree, 5/25/15, 12:32 PM, 16C, 5624x7359 (101+555), 100%, Repro 2.2 v2, 1/15 s, R65.1, G40.0, B61.3

Creativity.  Learn to think outside of the box. 

5 steps to take to enhance creativity:

  1. Try something new. Set your music to a new station and spend the day exploring new and old tunes.  Try a new recipe, seek out a new restaurant, get artsy and MAKE something.
  2. Meditate.  Yes, daily meditation has amazing benefits.  But it might be difficult to jump right into.  For now, just TRY out the idea.  Spend 10min on a walk without music or your phone to distract you.  Simply observe the world around you.
  3. Say "YES...and." Become an open-minded Improv actor by using the technique of “YES, and.” This simple tactic will do wonders toward having novel thoughts and ideas.  Make it a game!  Try saying yes for a full day and see how the world unfolds for you.
  4. Move! Get out and move your body. It doesn’t have to be aggressive, sweaty, or difficult.  Find a way, ANY way, to move your body for 30min.  Your creative brain will thank you.
  5. Soak up inspiration from others. Read a great article, find a new book, explore podcasts (there are so many amazing ones!)…listen to a Ted talk.
  Creativity is about slowing down in order to see the world from a new perspective.  It is a beautiful way for your mind to connect with itself and the world around you.  We all, in every field, would benefit by learning to “think outside the box” aka be more creative in order to be able to move with the ebb and flow of life.  Life WILL happen, things will not always go according to plan.  There is more than one way, one method, one answer...Whenever you find yourself backed up against a wall, creativity will be your window out.  Challenge yourself to be uncomfortable, and to see or learn something new! Plus, it’s best to tap into your creative powers now to get them primed to work for you when you REALLY need them!   Leave a comment below with three of your favorite ways to get your own creative juices flowing!

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