Even when you’re a declared left-brainer, you still have the right one. You just haven’t maximized it yet.
Everybody uses a little creativity every day even with things we don’t notice. There’s creativity in how we toast our bread, how we open doors, how we pack our bags.
These habits are just a few examples of how we use our right brain in practical ways. If you’re looking for deeper unlocking of creativity, then perhaps you might want to try some of these tips.
Immerse Yourself in New Experiences
When you take yourself out of your comfort zone, you experience new things.
If everyone just stuck to what they already know, eventually, there will be no learning.
In order to grow, we need to keep learning new things, evolving, and the only way to do that is to jump into something totally new every once in a while.
Experience opens our eyes and teaches us what we otherwise wouldn’t learn.
Don’t take this to mean that safe is boring. Safe is safe. But if you want to make a difference in anything, the answer is almost always change.
If you take risks, one of them is bound to make a difference.
Being creative means not being afraid to fail or for things not to go as planned. Some interesting things happen accidentally.
Taking a risk in doing something shows that you’re ready for change.
Create a Workspace That Encourages Creative Thinking
You need a workspace that works.
Think about your processes and sift through what works and what doesn’t work for you.
When you already have a picture in your head, try your best to translate that into an actual workspace.
If you need music or ambient noise, then make sure it’s easily accessible to you. If you like working with a glass of red wine, put a bottle and a glass on your desk.
If your mind functions well when you see what’s going on outside, face a window.
Sometimes, even orchestrated mess can be a source of inspiration.
It’s up to you how you bring these factors together so you can maximize your creative potential.
Collaborate With Others
It helps to be around people with the same interests to learn with and from them, especially when you’re just starting to explore a particular craft.
Most creative groups aren’t shy to share tips and tricks on how to achieve your goals.
That’s one of the good things about creativity—the more you share, the richer you get.
Collaborating with others forces you to think differently in terms of how you can contribute to the project.
Be Comfortable Doing Nothing
Sometimes inspiration hits us when we are sparing into space. It can strike us anytime.
Just because you’re not busy doing something doesn’t mean the creative process is not working.
Sometimes we need to disconnect from our surroundings, other times, we need to be in the middle of everything.
That’s the beauty of the creative mind. It functions in any situation.
You just need to tune into it and check what it needs to work.