Increase Your Creativity

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We all have our talents and artistic skills, and it’s up to you if you decide to increase your creativity to its fullest.

There are lots and lots of strategies and simple methods around, and you might be surprised at how simple they can be! For one, it’s quite easy to compare ourselves to others. But the paramount rule if you want to learn how to increase your creativity is never to compare yourself to anybody as this would only result in endless frustrations and sometimes bitterness. Well, you have to face the fact that each one of us is gifted with different talents and degree of artistry, and copying others will tend to let you think that you’re “less creative or artistic” than other people.

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If you want to increase your creativity, it’s important to note what you have already accomplished and all those you still wanted to accomplish in the future. To help you on your objective to increase your creativity, make a list of all the creative stuff you have done in the past that you can remember.

And never try to trivialize any small artistic feats as insignificant for they will take part as important contributors to your “creative profile.” And once you get the hang of it, you’ll realize that you have created (and achieved) a lot more than you thought. Even in those monotonous everyday tasks, you can always infuse some ingenuity in your daily work.

After that, another way to increase your creativity is to reward your artistic or creative attainments—however, momentous or small they may be. This is your way of saying; “good job” or it’s like patting yourself on the back. This is your motivation. For instance, you can treat yourself to fulfilling that long-awaited (and much deserved) vacation for a job well done. Or it can be even the smallest rewards you can give yourself like buying that book from your favorite author or watching your favorite movie that inspires you. When you recognize and acknowledge all your creative and artistic accomplishments, it becomes very helpful in your quest to heighten and increase your creativity.

In the end, we can always compliment and praise the talents of other individuals, but we must also take into consideration our creative endeavors and not to compare our artistic levels with anyone else because only you alone can define yourself and your merit especially when you want to increase your creativity.

6 Comments
  1. Paula Boer says

    It all boils down to positive thinking. Once on that upward spiral, anything is possible. It’s not called ‘flights of imagination’ for nothing. To use another cliché (to be avoided at all costs in writing of course), the sky’s the limit!

  2. Joel Huan says

    Once we have mastered a rule, we must find ways to break it. Otherwise, a rule is a rock around our neck, if we let it dominate intelligence and imagination.

  3. Joyce White says

    Liked both comments and article.

  4. Michael W Staib says

    Yes, Mr. Huan, exposure to new stimuli appears plausibly consistent with heightened creativity and cognition for overall cerebral health. For a hackneyed homily, “variety is the spice of life.”

  5. Michael W Staib says

    Thank you Mrs. Twain, lists plausibly provide powerful affirmations, which, if appropriately applied, may subconsciously reinforce positive self-imagery, perhaps manifesting the belief—e.g., increased creativity. The psychological reinforcement of creativity through self-rewards likewise offers positive encouragement to perhaps positively influence self-belief! Excellent piece!

  6. Stephanie Lynn Hilpert says

    It’s good advice.

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