We can define creativity as the tendency to generate or recognize ideas, alternatives, or possibilities that may be useful in solving problems, communicating with others, and entertaining ourselves and others (Robert E. Franken). To Abraham Maslow who was one of the great humanists in psychology, creative people are like happy and secure children, “They are less enculturated, less afraid of what others might say, less afraid of their impulses, more self-accepting, Less controlled, less inhibited, less planned, less “willed.” Nutty, silly, crazy.” You can always encourage your creativity in any profession you are in.
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It took me more than 30 years to figure out my writing creativity and decide that I want to pursue it seriously. I have never been an expressive person, and sharing ideas and thoughts was a real issue for me. Writing blog is not an easy deal, because sharing my posts and publishing on the internet is not something everyone would love to do. The quotation of one of my favorite actors Benedict Cumberbatch says, “The further you get away from yourself, the more challenging it is. Not to be in your comfort zone is great fun.”
We may think creativity comes spontaneously, but in most of the cases, it takes a lot of dedication if you want to make it seriously. Creativity is not only limited to hobbies and recreational activities. One can use imagination or creativity in various aspects of life; for example, in a business, a leader can be creative about how he connects to his people. A business person can use imagination to connect to their employees and clients. Parents could be creative about the ways they raise the children, scientists use imagination for inventions, a comedian creates a comedy, and the list goes on.
Let me share some of the ways how we can nurture our creativity. They are by
1. Exercise creativity like a muscle
2. Take inspiration from others maybe by following blogs related to your interest
3. Have a stimulating conversation with people who know more about what you are interested in
4. Try to think deep and delve into your thoughts
5. Keep an idea journal with you all the time; you never know when an exciting idea pop- ups
6. I watch TED talks to get me inspired
7. Take a walk
8. Embrace your inner child
9. Visualize your destination
10. Sometimes do nothing at all
11. Travel to different places
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