Usually, people think that creativity is a mysterious innate skill that you either have or don't have. But research shows that you can use some strategies to stimulate creativity in daily life and benefit from new ways of thinking and problem solving. 1. Change your routine. Are you doing things the same way, every day. The more you stimulate your brain through change and novelty, the more flexible and creative your brain becomes. Develop your creative by reading new books, trying different foods and even trying different routes through nearby areas. Changing your daily habits will stimulate your mind and make you think about new possibilities and lifestyles.
2. Relax the rules. Many of the things you do are bound by what should be. From the eight glasses of water you should drink, the correct food you can eat, to whether you can talk in the elevator, most of your life may be limited by your behavioural habits. Try to break some rules today. Smile and say hello to the waiter or bus driver. Make a joke in the silent elevator. Let go a little and let your creativity. 3. Look around you. Another great way to relax and increase creativity is to sit in the moment and observe the surroundings. Work through all the senses and truly notice your environment. What can you hear, see, smell, feel and even taste? Pay attention to everything, and then write down what is in your mind. When you walk down the street, look around. You will be the only one who doesn't look at your phone. Don't miss the signs of spring or autumn. Look around and see how many colours and textures are in front of you. 4. Really talk to people. How much are you talking ? Take a step back and really interact with others. Don't just talk or think about what to say next. Practice active listening and give other people space to talk. A real conversation can open up various possibilities and creative solutions that you might never have thought of. Garry Wasson 2020