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20 March 2021

Tips On Developing Your Creativity

Creativity is key when it comes to developing ideas into successful products/services for your business. It’s what helps differentiate your brand from the others who are selling similar products/services. Many people possess a natural gift to being creative, while others struggle to think outside the box. If you are a part of the latter, there’s no need to fear! Creativity is something that can be developed and strengthened over time. Today we are going to take a look at 5 ways you can develop your creativity.

1. Work With Others

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Working with others is a great way to brainstorm ideas. It allows ideas to flow freely and even add onto the ideas of others to make them stronger. Over time this helps develop your creativity since it shows you different perspectives to think about when trying to develop your ideas into sustainable solutions. Working with others also develops relationships that can help with future projects and assignments. The more you work with others, the more point of views you will be able to consider which will help develop your creativity.

2. Do What You Enjoy

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Unfortunately, sometimes you may be presented with tasks that are unenjoyable and uninteresting to you. In these cases, you still have to push through and do the best job you can. On the other hand, you may be presented with a choice of projects to lead or request a particular project that interests you. There are multiple reasons why you should request to lead a project that interests you. When you are working on a project or assignment that does not interest you, it can be difficult to think outside the box. When you do get to work on a project or assignment that interests you, chances are you will be much more enthusiastic to get to work and think about different ways to complete your tasks. Doing what you enjoy is beneficial to your work and creative development, working harder will help with the development and it will show in your work!

3. Rest And Relax Your Mind

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As discussed in our previous blog, resting is another very important factor to developing your creativity. Resting allows you to be more creative, less stressed, and happier in general. When your mind is rested you no longer spend time thinking about why you didn’t go to sleep earlier and instead focus on completing your work effectively, creatively, and on time. Stress is detrimental to creativity, and rest is detrimental to stress! How many times have you tried to remember something that your forgot, and as soon as you stop trying to remember it comes back to you? That’s because you are straining your mind to remember a very specific memory, and when you stop your brain relaxes and allows you to remember subconsciously. Lastly, being rested makes you happier in general and it is much more effective to do your work in this state in mind rather than being grumpy or mopey.

4. Ask For Advice

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Similarly to working with others, you can also ask for help if you are working on a project or assignment by yourself. It may be important that you spearhead the work yourself but there may be some areas that you are not skilled in. Fellow coworkers can be great sources of information when it comes to learning about different skills that may be needed for your tasks. You can also develop relationships with these coworkers for future jobs where you may work together.

S5. Think Of Bad Ideas

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Believe it or not, this can actually be one of the most effective ways of developing your creativity. Think of bad ideas, the worst and stupidest ideas you can think of for completing your work. Then analyze why they are such terrible ideas; what are they lacking. It’s at that moment that you need to capitalize on the bad ideas and turn them into great ones. By thinking of bad ideas and then analyzing them, you are making sure you understand what you DON’T want and WHY you don’t want it that way. You can then build on those ideas to make sure you create a solution that works and that has little to no faults.
Creativity is a valuable skill that many possess naturally, and others have to work hard to achieve. Focus on developing your skills and relationships and always remember towork hard and push yourself to the limit.