Creativity is the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of artistic work. Creative thinking originates from certain inspirations we look up to, from people to places to things. Thinking about creativity can be challenging, but it is scientifically proven that we are all capable of unlocking. Psychologist Mark Runco believes that since creativity is a state of mind, anyone has the ability to become more creative. In this blog, we will take a look at the different ways to boost our creativity and inspire our daily lives towards a healthier future.
Ways to Become More Creative
Inspirations: One of the simplest ways to foster is by taking a break and doing nothing. Some individuals may find that they are most comfortable and ideas flow naturally when they are in a relaxed state. These moments could occur when you first wake up in the mourning or while commuting to and from work.
Go outside the comfort zone: When we are in an uncomfortable situation, it allows our mind to become creative in how it approaches a new task or environment. To cultivate creativity, consider exploring food from different cultures instead of sticking to the same type of food every day. Trying out new cuisines can help you break out of your comfort zone and notice changes in your creativity.
Nature walks: Taking walks out in nature can provide a calming feeling that not only inspires but also builds your energy level after a long week at work or school. Furthermore, the exercise we receive in these walks allow us to clear our heads and open up more room for creative ideas.
Embracing your creative elements will lead to more positive emotions and improve functions within the immune system. Additionally, Jonathan Schooler, a professor of psychology at UC Santa Barbara, views creativity as the means for “advancing humanity”.
Keeping up with Positive Habits
Not only do positive habits allow us to feel good about ourselves, but we also get work done at a more efficient rate. Positive habits are easiest to keep when participating with friends or family. In addition to keeping each other accountable, a group effort usually leads to a better outcome than individual efforts. Get a head start on your healthy journey by practicing these habits today!
Live it up for a Healthy Future
If you enjoyed reading this article about Staying Creative on a Daily Basis, try reading some of our past articles on Limiting Screen Time and Positive Thinking Habits. We also have short videos available on our Joe Liu Foundation youtube channel. Making new habits is a consistent approach, so make sure to take it a day at a time, and that will allow you to live it up for a healthy and fulfilling future!