Here are the main points of this short video, Five Ways to Increase Your Creativity:
1. Become curious.
The main reason creativity lacks is because we have forgotten to be curious about life and stopped caring about doing life better than what we are already. Break out of your rut by reminding yourself what it means to live creatively.
2. Break out.
I believe in a schedule because time is our most valuable commodity, but we have taught ourselves to stick to it too often. Sometimes we have to throw our schedules out the window and remember to be creative, even if it means we don’t feel that we have time to do so. So, schedule creative time on a weekly basis where you just get to make a mess and make a mess freely. Don’t color inside the lines and feel what it is like to be free again. – It’s what writers do. It’s what artists do. It’s what is called the “brain dumping” stage. The creative side and the editing side are two completely different sides. Do one and then do the other step later. Don’t mix the two. Teach yourself to make mistakes on purpose.
3. Find the ways that work for you to capture your ideas.
Whether it is evernote or pen and paper or video, find what works for you so you can come back to your content on a consistent basis and make it better as a result. Produce your best work and save time when you find ways to capture those memorable moments in time that make you a better creative.
4. Accept change well.
Life is all about change. As much as I love “stability” I have had to teach myself that change will come and I will accept it. I will be ok if it comes.
5. Change your surroundings.
Read and listen to things that challenge your views and ideas. Not only does this increase your creativity, but it challenges you to become better at what you do and it reminds you the why behind what you do.